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Public health is the process of mobilizing and engaging local, state, national, and international resources to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. The scope of our activity covers all the important fields of social medicine. If you have some interest in our department, please feel free to contact with us.
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Research Interest

  1. Epidemiological Study on Children's Environmental Health
  2. Fundamental Study of Environmental Chemicals
  3. Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases
  4. Occupational Health

Members

  • Professor and Chairman:
    Hidekuni INADERA, MD and PhD. E-mail: inadera
  • Associate Professor:
    Kei HAMAZAKI, MD and PhD. E-mail: keihama
  • Assistant Professor:
    ZG CUI, MD and PhD. E-mail: sai

Selected Publications

2016

◆ Books

  1. Hamazaki T, Hamazaki K. Handbook of Lipids in Human Function: Fatty Acids. 米国: Elsevier; 2016. Chapter 17, What Are the Physiological Roles of Mead Acid (5,8,11-Eicosatrienoic Acid)? p. 483-497.
  2. Ogawa R, Morii A, Watanabe A, Cui ZG, Kondo T. (2016). Bioeffects of Ultrasound and Its Therapeutic Application. In:Muthupandian AshokkumarSpriger. Handbook of Ultrasonics and Sonochemistry, 1-26. Singapore: Springer.

◆ Original articles

  1. Watanabe Z, Iwama N, Nishigori H, Nishigori T, Mizuno S, Sakurai K, Ishikuro M, Obara T, Tatsuta N, Nishijima I, Fujiwara I, Nakai K, Arima T, Takeda T, Sugawara J, Kuriyama S, Metoki H, Yaegashi N; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Psychological distress during pregnancy in Miyagi after the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Japan Environment and Children's Study. J Affect Disord 2016 Jan 15; 190:341-348.
  2. Hamazaki K, Harauma A, Otaka Y, Moriguchi T, Inadera H. Serum n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and psychological distress in early pregnancy: Adjunct case-control study of the Japan Environment and Children's Study. Transl Psychiatry 2016 Feb 16;6:e737.
  3. Yoneda N, Yoneda S, Niimi H, Ueno T, Hayashi S, Ito M, Shiozaki A, Urushiyama D, Hata K, Suda W, Hattori M, Kigawa M, Kitajima I, Saito S. Polymicrobial Amniotic Fluid Infection with Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma and Other Bacteria Induces Severe Intra-Amniotic Inflammation Associated with Poor Perinatal Prognosis in Preterm Labor. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2016.Feb. 75(2): 112-125
  4. Yoneda S, Shiozaki A, Yoneda N, Ito M, Shima T, Fukuda K, Ueno T, Niimi H, Kitajima I, Kigawa M, Saito S. Antibiotic therapy increases the risk of preterm birth in preterm labor without intra-amniotic microbes, but may prolong the gestation period in preterm labor with microbes, evaluated by rapid and high sensitive PCR system. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2016 Apr 75(4): 440-450
  5. Kanatani KT, Hamazaki K, Inadera H, Sugimoto N, Shimizu A, Noma H, Onishi K, Takahashi Y, Itazawa T, Egawa M, Sato K, Go T, Ito I, Kurozawa Y, Konishi I, Adachi Y, Nakayama T; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Effect of desert dust exposure on allergic symptoms: A natural experiment in Japan.Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2016 May; 116(5): 425-430.e7.
  6. Hamazaki K, Maekawa M, Toyota T, Iwayama Y, Dean B, Hamazaki T, Yoshikawa T. Fatty acid composition and fatty acid binding protein expression in the postmortem frontal cortex of patients with schizophrenia: A case-control study. Schizophr Res. 2016 Mar; 171(1-3):225-32.
  7. Hamazaki K, Suzuki N, Kitamura K, Hattori A, Nagasawa T, Itomura M, Hamazaki T. Is vaccenic acid (18:1t n-7) associated with an increased incidence of hip fracture? An explanation for the calcium paradox. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2016 Jun; 109:8-12.
  8. Kinoshita Y, Yoshizawa K, Hamazaki K, Emoto Y, Yuri T, Yuki M, Kawashima H, Shikata N, Tsubura A. Dietary effects of mead acid on N-methyl-N-nitrosourea-induced mammary cancers in female Sprague-Dawley rats. Biomed Rep. 2016 Jan; 4(1): 33-39.
  9. Nishi D, Su KP, Usuda K, Chiang YJ, Guu TW, Hamazaki K, Nakaya N, Sone T, Sano Y, Ito H, Isaka K, Hashimoto K, Hamazaki T, Matsuoka YJ. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for expectant mothers with depressive symptoms in Japan and Taiwan: an open-label trial. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jun; 70(6):253-4.
  10. Sakurai K, Nishigori H, Nishigori T, Mizuno S, Obara T, Iwama N, Watanabe Z, Ishikuro M, Tatsuta N, Nishijima I, Sugawara J, Fujiwara I, Arima T, Kuriyama S, Metoki H, Takahashi F, Nakai K, Yaegashi N; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Incidence of domestic violence against pregnant females after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture: The JapanEnvironment and Children's Study. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2016 Jul 27:1-11.
  11. Morokuma S, Shimokawa M, Kato K, Sanefuji M, Shibata E, Tsuji M, Senju A, Kawamoto T, Kusuhara K ; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group.Relationship between hyperemesis gravidarum and small-for-gestational-age in the Japanese population: the Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS).BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2016 Aug26; 16:247.
  12. Nishi D, Su KP, Usuda K, Chiang YJ, Guu TW, Hamazaki K, Nakaya N, Sone T, Sano Y, Tachibana Y, Ito H, Isaka K, Hashimoto K, Hamazaki T, Matsuoka YJ. The synchronized trial on expectant mothers with depressive symptoms by omega-3 PUFAs (SYNCHRO): Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2016 Sep; 16(1):321.
  13. Mizuno S, Nishigori H, Sugiyama T, Takahashi F, Iwama N, Watanabe Z, Sakurai K, Ishikuro M, Obara T, Tatsuta N, Nishijima I, Fujiwara I, Arima T, Kuriyama S, Metoki H, Nakai K, Inadera H, Yaegashi N; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Association between social capital and the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus: An interim report of the Japan Environment and Children's Study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Oct; 120: 132-141.
  14. Hamazaki K, Harauma A, Tanabe S, Namai M, Moriguchi T, Inadera H. Association of serum n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with psychological distress in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy: Adjunct Study of Japan Environment and Children's Study. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2016 Nov; 114:21-27.
  15. Harada T, Taniguchi F, Onishi K, Kurozawa Y, Hayashi K, Harada T; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Obstetrical complications in women with endometriosis: A cohort study in Japan. PloS One 2016 Dec 22: 11(12): e0168476.

  16. Suzuki K, Shinohara R, Sato M, Otawa S, Yamagata Z; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and birth weight:an appropriately adjusted model from the Japan Environment and Children's Study. J Epidemiol 2016; 26(7): 371-377.
  17. Takahashi F, Nishigori H, Nishigori T, Mizuno S, Obara T, Metoki H, Sakurai K, Ishikuro M, Iwama N, Tatsuta N, Nishijima I, Fujiwara I, Arima T, Nakai K, Sugiyama T, Kuriyama S, Yaegashi N; Japan Environment & Children's Study Group. Fermented food consumption and psychological distress in pregnant women: a nationwide birth cohort study of the JapanEnvironment and Children's Study. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2016; 240(4): 309-321.

◆ Others

  1. Inadera H. Best reviewer award. Environ Health Prev Med 2016, 21(6):603.