MA, MPH, PhD
I earned an MA in anthropology in 1998 with a focus on development anthropology (a discipline within anthropology to apply anthropological perspectives in international development). After earning my MA, I joined Japan’s Network for Women and Health, a Japanese NGO. I was actively engaged in advocacy for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Then, as an MSH-HANDS Iwamura Fellow, I worked for the Advance Africa project, a USAID funded FP/HIV integration project in sub-Saharan Africa based in the US. After the Iwamura fellowship, I spent the next four years in Afghanistan, where I worked with Afghan and international colleagues to rebuild Afghanistan’s healthcare system. In 2010, I obtained an MPH from the University of Washington, and in 2011, I joined the faculty of Nagasaki University. In addition to education activities in Nagasaki and research work, I am also engaged in international cooperation projects, including From 2012 to 2014, I was involved in a JICA Project for Capacity Development in Regional Health Management Phase 2 in Tanzania (2012-2014), a JICA Project for Improvement of Services at Village Health Centers in Rural Host Community of Syrian Refugees (,2016 – 2018), and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health One Stop Service Project (2014-2017) as well as its follow-on, Promotion of Women’s Health throughout the Life Cycle at One Stop Service Site in Zambia (2018-2020)．
環境マネジメント科学（修士）、公衆衛生学 (修士）、ヒューマン・ケア科学 (博士)
The world is changing rapidly as we know it. Climate has been changing through the decades, and on top of that we are still living in a world highly dependent on fossil fuel. With this array of environmental challenges, health will be one of the few direct human dimensions whereby there is apparent and substantial negative impact. It is important that we understand the underlying mechanisms and the subsequent risks associated with the environmental exposures, and at the same time package such results/information towards policy-relevant inputs.
We welcome all the students and aspirants who wish to do their research in the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health.
1994 – 2003:佐賀大学
2004 – 現在: 長崎大学
Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University
I graduated from Kumamoto University Medical School, Japan and then had worked as a pediatrician for 8 years. Following that, I had studied tropical medicine and pediatric infectious diseases in the Master course of Tropical Medicine and in the Doctoral course in Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University. After I received my PhD, I joined the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University as an assistant professor in 2015.
Facilitator of Epidemiology-Statistics Course in School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
Studies on pediatric infectious diseases in Vietnam:
Acute respiratory infections (incidence, viral/bacterial pathogens, risk factors)
Congenital infections (e.g.,rubella, CMV, Zika) and the effect on child development
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduced dosing trial
Please join us if you are interested in our researches on pediatric infectious diseases!
MBBS, MTM, PhD
I received my medical degree from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal in 2005 and then worked for three years in paediatric hospitals in Nepal followed by one year in a refugee camp for Somali and Ethiopian refugees under UNHCR in Djibouti. Between 2010-11, I completed the Master of Tropical Medicine (MTM) programme in the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University and then a PhD in the Department of Clinical Medicine of the same institute between 2011 and 2014. In 2014, I was a Fellow of the Global (Health) Leadership Program at the University of Tokyo and completed an internship at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. My research interests are infectious diseases, child health and development of new diagnostic assays. In 2014, we established a new diagnostic assay for serotyping the pneumococcus (a major cause of pneumonia). The assay can identify vaccine serotypes easily and conveniently at a relatively low cost and has been applied in studies in Japan, Vietnam and Afghanistan.
At TMGH, I teach master students about essential skills and tropical medicine (clinical bacteriology and molecular diagnostic technique), and organize and facilitate clinical case discussion between the students and doctors in San Lazaro Hospital (Philippians), Bach Mai Hospital (Vietnam) and National Center for Global Health and Medicine (Japan).
Previously I taught advanced paediatric life support (APLS) course to junior medical doctors in Siddhartha Children and Women Hospital, Nepal and child health and management of malnutrition to medical and nursing staffs in Djibouti.
I have studied the distribution of pneumococcal serotypes in hospital admitted children and adults in Japan, Vietnam and Afghanistan with a particular focus on the estimation of pneumococcal vaccine coverage.
After I participated in relief efforts following the earthquake in 2015 in Nepal, we are developing a research collaboration with Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur (http://smf.org.np). The focus is on childhood infectious diseases and malnutrition. We are supporting hospital disease surveillance and have conducted nutritional assessments of children who were displaced by the earthquake and living under temporary shelters.
At TMGH, we are establishing new diagnostic assays for typhoid fever based on real-time PCR and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP). We plan to evaluate these assays in Nepal and other field sites.
Picture1:Disease surveillance in Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Picture 2: Nutritional assessment of children in temporary shelters in Bhaktapur after 2015 earthquake in Nepal.
Clinical infectious diseases, child health and vaccination are some of the inter-related exciting fields of global health.
We have been working in these areas and found that there are lots to discover, learn and contribute on these topics globally.
We hope you will find them interesting and contribute while you study here at TMGH. Welcome!
I’ve been studying and working in public health sector for more than 10 years, with primary focus on applying bio-statistics tools to assess environmental risk by using R software. I received my bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Master’s degree in Science from Peking University, China, and PhD from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Then I joined National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan in 2016 to participate in the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) as a research fellow until 2018, and then as a collaborative researcher until now.
“Epidemiology” and “Statistics for Population Health” modules in semester 1 and 3
I’m an environmental epidemiologist with a focus on the health impact of air pollution and climate change. I’ve investigated future trends of PM2.5 and O3 related mortality in China under different emission scenarios for my PhD research. Currently I’ve been working to assess air pollution-related health impact at individual level by applying exposure monitoring sensors. At the same time, I’ve been studying how the changing climate is influencing the seasonal pattern of mortality in 47 countries, including Japan.
日本皮膚科学会認定専門医、博士（国際保健学）、修士（国際保健学）、Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene（DTM&H）
2007年8月 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Master of International Public Health修了（イギリス）
2008年9月 ALERT(All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre) 研修修了（エチオピア）
2012年8月 Gorgas Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine, Expert Course修了(ペルー)
2012年10月 Global Leprosy Programme, World Health Organizationインターンシップ（インド）
2014年5月 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Diploma in Tropical Medicine
and Hygiene修了 (イギリス)