Faculty

Naoto Yamada
【Program Director】

Naoto Yamada

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Vice President of Shiga University of Medical Science
Katsuyuki Miura
【Program Coordinator】
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Katsuyuki Miura

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Professor, Department of Public Health
Director, Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia(CERA)
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1. Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and other NCDs.
2. Preventive medicine of cardiovascular diseases and other NCDs.
3. Nutritional epidemiology.
Robert D. ABBOTT
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Robert D. ABBOTT

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Professor, Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia(CERA)
Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
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Survival analysis, exact testing methods, quantile regression, generalized estimating equations, and nonlinear regression with applications in cardiovascular epidemiology, neurodegeneration, and cognitive impairment
Hirotsugu Ueshima
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Hirotsugu Ueshima

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Professor, Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia(CERA)
Professor Emeritus, Shiga University of Medical Science
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1. Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and their risk factors
2. Comparison of coronary artery calcium between US and Japan
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Aya Kadota

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Associate Professor, Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia(CERA)
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1. Epidemiology on DM, CVD and NCD
2. Preventive medicine on DM, CVD and NCD
3. Epidemiologic study on Subclinical atherosclerosis
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Seiko Ohno

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Associate Professor, Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia(CERA)
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1. Genomic epidemiology in cardiovascular disease
2. Study of inherited cardiovascular disease
Hiroshi Maegawa
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Hiroshi Maegawa

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Professor, Department of Medicine
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1. Metabolic disease and Nutrition
2. Molecular mechanism of insulin resistance
3. Identification of diabetes-related genes
Minoru Horie
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Minoru Horie

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Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
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1. Basic and clinical research on arrhythmias
2. Genetic analyses of cardiovascular diseases
3. Regenerative medicine of heart failure
4. Basic and clinical research on ischemic heart disease
Akira Andoh
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Akira Andoh

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Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
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1. Study of intestinal mucosal immunology
2. Study of dysbiosis in pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease.
3. Study of cytokine network in mucosal immunology
Kazuhiko Nozaki
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Kazuhiko Nozaki

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Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
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1. Basic research in the development, growth, rupture of cerebral aneurysms
2. Research in the comprehensive treatment for cerebral vascular malformations
3. Epidemiological research for stroke
4. MR imaging study of cerebral aneurysms
Kiyoshi Murata
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Kiyoshi Murata

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Professor, Department of Radiology
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1. Research for development of a new diagnostic chest imaging
2. Research for imaging of lung tumors
3. Research with HRCT for diffuse lung diseases
Ikuo Tooyama
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Ikuo Tooyama

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Professor, Molecular Neuroscience Research Center
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1. Study on Alzheimer's Disease and Development of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Methods
2. Preventive and Preemptive medicine of Dementia
3. Molecular Biology on Neurological Diseases
4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neurological Diseases
Masaji Tani
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Masaji Tani

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Professor, Department of Surgery
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1. Research of metastatic mechanisms into lymph node
2. Research of gastrointestinal movement after abdominal operations
3. Development of new surgical devices
Tohru Asai
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Tohru Asai

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Professor, Department of Surgery
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1. Researches of qualities of graft in CABG surgery
2. Researches of cardiac function in OPCAB
3. Study of regenerative medicine in cardiovascular field
4. Study of operative stress in cardiovascular surgery
5. Study of Mitral valve repair technique
Mikiko Ito
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Mikiko Ito

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Professor, Department of Public Health Nursing
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1. A study about symbiosis between impaired elderly people requiring assistants and their family caregiver
2. Long-term prognosis of people living with chronic illness and effective life skills for their living
Naomi Miyamatsu
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Naomi Miyamatsu

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Professor, Department of Clinical Nursing
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1. Health impairment and its lifestyle-related risk factors in adulthood
2. Lifestyle modification for primary and secondary prevention of CVD
3. Development of public education strategy for NCD prevention
Hisakazu Ogita
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Hisakazu Ogita

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Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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1. Gene analysis and mechanism of signal transduction in the field of cancer biology and cardiovascular medicine
2. Molecular mechanism of cell adhesion
Satoru Nagata
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Satoru Nagata

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Professor, Department of Medical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
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1.Human Interface for patients and medical usage
2. Visual information processing of human system
3. Development of Medical Information Systems
Masaru Komori
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Masaru Komori

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Professor, Department of Fundamental Biosciences
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1.Development of remote collaborative surgical simulators with haptic feedback
2. Mechanical modeling of biological tissue
3. Study for tactile perception characteristics and its application for robotic surgery
4. Medical image processing and medical VR applications
Reiko Aiura
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Reiko Aiura

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Professor, Department of Culture and Medicine
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1. Intercultural Communication
2. Writing manners and ethics
3. Scottish literature
4. Medical English
Yoshihito Muroji
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Yoshihito Muroji

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Professor, Department of Culture and Medicine
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1. Life and Teachings of Buddha
2. Buddhist Philosophy of Mahāyāna Buddhism
3. Bioethics and Medical Ethics
4. Culture and Religions in Asia
Seiji Hitoshi
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Seiji Hitoshi

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Professor, Department of Physiology
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1. Neural Development and Stem cell Biology
2. Epigenetics in Stem Cells
3. Reprogramming and ES/iPS Cells
Hiromu Kutsumi
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Hiromu Kutsumi

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Director & Professor, Center for Clinical Research and
Advanced Medicine
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Regulatory Science

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Eiichiro Nishi

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Professor, Department of Pharmacology
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Yataro Daigo

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Professor, Department of Medical Onclogy
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1. Basic medicine / Pathological medical chemistry
2. Basic medicine / Human genetics
3. Boundary medicine / Laboratory medicine

Akira Fujiyoshi
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Akira Fujiyoshi

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Associate Professor, Department of Public Health
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1. Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease and their risk factors
2. Comparison of coronary artery calcium between US and Japan
3. Ectopic fat/Obesity and insulin resistance/diabetes
Sachiko Tanaka
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Sachiko Tanaka

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Associate Professor, Department of Public Health
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1. Construction of the prediction model for cancer and CVD disease
2. Statistical analysis of the failure time data
3. Statistical modeling of the missing or mismeasured covariate data
Yasutaka Nakano
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Yasutaka Nakano

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Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
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1. Relationship between structure and function of the lung
2. Clinical research of the lung diseases
Yasutaka Nakano
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Shin-ichi Araki

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Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
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1. Clinical studies for diabetic nephropathy
2. Exploring new biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy
3. Exploring novel therapeutic strategies for diabetic vascular complications
Yasutaka Nakano
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Akihiko Shiino

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Associate Professor, Molecular Neuroscience Research Center
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Yasutaka Nakano
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Hisatomi Arima

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Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Fukuoka University
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1. Epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors
2. Clinical trials for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
3. Meta-analysis of observational studies and clinical trials
Akira Sekikawa
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Akira Sekikawa

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Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
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1. International epidemiological studies of chronic diseases between the dUS and Japan including atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and chronic obstructive lung disease
2. Measurement of subclinical atherosclerosis
3. Disease and nutrients including n-3 fatty acids and isoflvaones
Paul Elliott
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Paul Elliott

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Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, Imperial College London
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1. Cardiovascular disease epidemiology
2. Nutritional epidemiology
3. International cooperative studies
Fumihiko Kakuno
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Fumihiko Kakuno

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Professor, Shiga University of Medical Science
Deputy Director, Division of Health and Welfare, Shiga Prefectural Office
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1. Public Health Administration
2. Epidemiology of Infectious disease
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Nobuo Nishi

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Chief, Center for International Collaboration and Partnership, National Institute of Health and Nutrition, National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition
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Regional difference and time trend in lifestyles and obesity
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Keitaro Matsuo

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Division Head, Division of Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology, Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute
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1. Cancer Epidemiology
2. Molecular Epidemiology
Kunihiro Matsushita
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Kunihiro Matsushita

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Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Visiting Associate Professor, Shiga Medical Science University
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1. Cardiovascular epidemiology (Coronary disease・heart failure・peripheral artery disease)
2. Chronic kidney disease epidemiology
3. Risk prediction
4. Epidemiology of diabetes, obesity, and adipokines
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Hiroshi Nakajima

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Technical Specialist, Division of Technology and Intellectual Property, OMRON Corporation
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1. Big data analysis of lifestyle such as sleep, nutrition, and exercise, and blood pressure.
2. Research and development to support medical treatment and lifestyle modification.
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Toshihiko Kaise

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Department Manager, Healthoutcomes Department, Development & Medical Affairs Division, GlaxoSmithKline K.K.
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Disease epidemiology (respiratory diseases, cancer, diabetes, etc.)
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