Faculty

Professor Taro Yamamoto

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
International Health, Medical anthropology
Programme director
Masters Programme

Qualifications

MD., PhD, PhD

Personal/work Web page addresses

http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/newrect/japanese/member/yamamoto.html

Affiliation(s)

NEKKEN, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University

Background

He graduated from Nagasaki Medical School in 1990 and went on to post graduate school, obtaining two PhD on Virology and International Health from Nagasaki University and The University of Tokyo, respectively.  Since then, he has been working mainly as part of the academic staff in universities including Nagasaki University, Kyoto University as well as Cornell University.

Currently, he is a professor and the chairman of the Department of International Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. Before his current position he worked for three years as a senior advisor for International Health Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Nepal
  • Andes
  • Tibet
  • Haiti
  • China

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Aki Yazawa, Yosuke Inoue, *Guoxi Cai*, *Raoping Tu*, Meng Huang, Fei He, Jie Chen, *Taro Yamamoto*. Epstein-Barr virus antibody titer as a stress biomarker and its association with social capital in rural Fujian communities, China. American Journal of Human Biology. In Press. 2018.
  2. *Shiomi Yoshida*, Tsubasa Araki, Tomohito Asai, Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Kentaro Arikawa, Tomotada Iwamoto, Chie Nakajima, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Kenji Oya, Tokuma Yanai, *Tadayuki Wada*, *Taro Yamamoto*. Phylogenetic uniqueness of Mycobacterium avium subspecies hominissuis isolated from an abnormal pulmonary bovine case.Infect Genet Evol. In Press. 2018.
  3. *Raoping Tu*, Yusuke Inoue, Aki Yazawa,Xiaoning Hao, Yueping Li, Xiuquan Lin, Fie He,*Taro Yamamoto*. Social participation and the onset of hypertension among middle-aged and old population:Longitudinal evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. 2018.
    DOI:org/10.1111/ggi.13317(IF=2.351)
  4. *Shuko Takahashi*, Yuki Yonekura, Ryohei Sasaki, Yukari Yokoyama, Kozo Tanno, Kiyomi Sakata, Akira Ogawa, Seichiro Kobayashi, and*Taro Yamamoto*.
    Weight gain in survivors living in temporary housing in the tsunami-stricken area during the recovery phase following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.PLoS ONE (in press)2016.
  5. Katsura Igai, Manabu Itakura, Suguru Nishijima, Hirohito Tsurumaru, Wataru Suda, Takumi Tsutaya, Eriko Tomitsuka, Kiyoshi Tadokoro, Jun Baba, Shingo Odani, Kazumi Natsuhara, Ayako Morita, Minoru Yoneda, Andrew Greenhill, Paul Horwood, Jun-ichi Inoue, Moriya Ohkuma, Yuichi Hongoh,*Taro Yamamoto*, Peter Siba, Masahira Hattori, Kiwamu Minamisawa, and Masahiro Umezaki..
    “Nitrogen fixation and *nifH* diversity in human gut microbiota”.Scientific
    Reports.2016 Aug 24;6:31942. doi: 10.1038/srep31942.

Message

This course combines tropical medicine, public health, and social sciences such as medical anthropology and development economics, healthcare assistance and medical and public health policies as applied in the field. To work in developing countries today, it is vital to learn to take action on the basis of knowledge in a wide range of academic disciplines like these and a deep understanding of yourself, be it a positive or negative view. The Graduate School will be your entrance to such knowledge, understanding and action before you make further progress. I await students with a flexible and free way of thinking.

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