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Assistant professor Tomohiro Koga

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Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine (Nagasaki University)
  •  Medical license

Personal/work Web page addresses

http://www.med.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/intmed-1/

Research gate account links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tomohiro_Koga

Affiliation(s)

  • Department of Immunology and Rheumatology, Division of Advanced Preventive Medical Sciences, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Nagasaki university hospital, Medical education development center

Background

  • April 2005 – March 2009 National Organization Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center
  • April 2009 – May 2011 Nagasaki University Hospital Department of rheumatology
  • June 2011 – February 2014 Harvard Medical University (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Rheumatology Division, Dr. Tsokos Lab), research fellow
  • March 2014 – November 2016 Nagasaki University Hospital Medical Education Development Center, assistant professor
  • December 2016 – present Center for Bioinformatics and Molecular Medicine, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, assistant professor (the Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

Teaching

Diagnostics: practical training on collagen diseasesEducation for medical intern

Research

  • Studies on T cell signaling in autoimmune diseases
  • Research on gene analysis and cytokine analysis in autoinflammatory diseases

The country/countries where you work currently

Japan

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Umeda M, Koga T (corresponding author), Ichinose K, Igawa T, Sato T, Takatani A, Shimizu T, Fukui S, Nishino A, Horai Y, Hirai Y, Kawashiri SY, Iwamoto N, Aramaki T, Tamai M, Nakamura H, Yamamoto K, Abiru N, Origuchi T, Ueki Y, Kawakami A. CD4+ CD52lo T-cell expression contributes to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus. Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct 13. pii: S1521-6616(17)30567-3.
  2. Koga T, Kawashiri SY, Migita K, Sato S, Umeda M, Fukui S, Nishino A, Nonaka F, Iwamoto N, Ichinose K, Tamai M, Nakamura H, Origuchi T, Ueki Y, Masumoto J, Agematsu K, Yachie A, Eguchi K, Kawakami A. Comparison of serum inflammatory cytokine concentrations in familial Mediterranean fever and rheumatoid arthritis patients. Scand J Rheumatol. 2017 Sep 2:1-3. doi: 10.1080/03009742.2017.1363281.
  3. Koga T, Otomo K, Mizui M, Yoshida N, Umeda M, Ichinose K, Kawakami A, Tsokos GC. Calcium/Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase IV Facilitates the Recruitment of Interleukin-17-Producing Cells to Target Organs Through the CCR6/CCL20 Axis in Th17 Cell-Driven Inflammatory Diseases. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016 Aug;68(8):1981-8. doi: 10.1002/art.39665.
  4. Otomo K, Koga T (co-first author), Mizui M, Yoshida N, Kriegel C, Bickerton S, Fahmy TM, Tsokos GC. Cutting Edge: Nanogel-Based Delivery of an Inhibitor of CaMK4 to CD4+ T Cells Suppresses Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Lupus-like Disease in Mice. J Immunol. 2015 Dec 15;195(12):5533-7. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1501603.
  5. Koga T, Hedrich CM, Mizui M, Yoshida N, Otomo K, Lieberman LA, Rauen T, Crispín JC, Tsokos GC. CaMK4-dependent activation of AKT/mTOR and CREM-α underlies autoimmunity-associated Th17 imbalance. J Clin Invest. 2014 May;124(5):2234-45. doi: 10.1172/JCI73411. Epub 2014 Mar 25.

Message

As a clinician with researchers’ eyes, we are conducting research that can contribute to practical use for patients based on clinical questions as a rheumatologist. In order to solve the unmet medical needs of autoimmune diseases and autoinflammatory diseases which are regarded as rare intractable diseases, we are looking for fellows who can study together.

Assistant Professor Miho Sato

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Qualifications

MA, MPH, PhD

Background

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).

Teaching

  • I have been coordinating a short-term field trip program during the spring quarter. Previous MPH students visited Bangladesh and the Philippines, where various achievements were made in the health sector, including the reduction of total fertility rate from 6.3 births per women in 1971 to 2.2 in 2013. Seeing model practices will provide students with the opportunity to connect with what they learned in previous semesters quarters as well as a basis to make comparisons with future studies studies/activities in the field.
  • In addition to the field trip, I will be teaching the gender part of the Reproductive Health and Gender classmodule, in which students will be trained to rethink their research project from a “gender lens”.

Research

  • In Ethiopia, I conducted a qualitative study of one local association/NGO which introduces people who seek a holy water cure to biomedical care. To date, this has been regarded as taboo by the Ethiopian Orthodox Christian religion.
  • In Tanzania, I was the Principal Investigator of the study which involved community representatives to take part in the district’s annual health planning process. Involvement of the representatives of the communities has been neglected in the district health planning processes, and this study examined whether this intervention would make a difference in the number of community-led public health activities, improve the services provided at health facilities, and motivate health workers.

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Ethiopia
  • Tanzania

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. 佐藤美穂. “エイズと聖水 -HIVの治療活動に携わるNGOの活動-”.国家支配と民衆の力 -エチオピアにおける国家・NGO・草の根社会-.宮脇幸生編.大阪公立大学共同出版会.p. 151-183.(2018)
  2. Sato M, Maufi D, Mwingira UJ, Leshabari MT, Ohnishi M, Honda S. Measuring three aspects of motivation among health workers at primary level health facilities in rural Tanzania. PloS one. May 5;12(5):e0176973.(2017)
  3. Sato, M, B.W. Giorgis, G. O’Malley. Barriers to and Factors Facilitating Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy from the Perspectives of Patients in Mäqälä City, Tigray Region, Ethiopia. Nilo-Ethiopian Studies, 21: 15-28.(2016)

Message

I would urge students to set your own personal goals that you aim to achieve in two years in addition to obtaining the degree. Having career goals as well as picturing yourselves in 10 to 15 years will certainly be helpful. Two years pass by quickly. I hope each of you will make the most of the resources of Nagasaki University to achieve your own goals.

Assistant Professor Xerxes Tesoro Seposo

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Qualifications

  • Master of Environment and Natural Resource Management (MENRM)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Care Science

Research gate or Linked-in account links

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Xerxes_Seposo
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xerxes-seposo-9333814b/

Affiliation(s)

  • School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health
  •  United Nations Association for Development And Peace (UNADAP)

Background

Worked before in the Department of Health in the Philippines in the field as a Public Health Manager (PHM). After my PHM stint, I worked as a Project Evaluation Officer as part of the monitoring and evaluation unit/team in the Philippine National AIDS Council Secretariat. After being involved in the field implementation/policy in the Philippines, I shifted towards a more academic field when I took my MPH (with specialization in Health Economics) and my eventual PhD (with specialization in Environmental Epidemiology. Worked as a Post-doctoral researcher in Kyoto University, carrying out research activities related to air pollution and climate change. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in TMGH and an Honorary Advisor for Climate Action and Policy Making at UNADAP.

Teaching

Biostatistics; Environmental Epidemiology

Research

My current research field of interest includes the fields of environmental epidemiology and health economics/policy. In environmental epidemiology, I am doing research related to air pollution, temperature (climate change), climate-sensitive diseases (i.e. diarrhea, dengue) and their impact/association to health. I am also doing research in relation to the implications of air pollution/climate policies to environmental exposures and their subsequent impact on health. While for health economics, I do operational research (efficiency) and cost-effectiveness studies.

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Japan

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Seposo XT, Okubo I, Kondo M. Assessing frontline HIV service provider efficiency using data envelopment analysis: a case study of Philippine social hygiene clinics (SHCs). BMC Health Services Research. 2019;19(1):415.
  2. Hoshi SL, Seposo X, Shono A, Okubo I, Kondo M. Cost-effectiveness of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (RZV) and Varicella Vaccine Live (VVL) against herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia among adults aged 65 and over in Japan. Vaccine. 2019;37(27):3588-97.
  3. Seposo X, Kondo M, Ueda K, Honda Y, Michikawa T, Yamazaki S, Nitta H. Health impact assessment of PM2.5-related mitigation scenarios using local risk coefficient estimates in 9 Japanese cities. Environment international. 2018;120:525-34.
  4. Iguchi JA, Seposo XT, Honda Y. Meteorological factors affecting dengue incidence in Davao, Philippines. BMC public health. 2018;18(1):629.
  5. Gasparrini A, Guo Y, Sera F, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Huber V, Tong S, de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M, Nascimento Saldiva PH, Lavigne E, Matus Correa P, Valdes Ortega N, Kan H, Osorio S, Kysely J, Urban A, Jaakkola JJK, Ryti NRI, Pascal M, Goodman PG, Zeka A, Michelozzi P, Scortichini M, Hashizume M, Honda Y, Hurtado-Diaz M, Cesar Cruz J, Seposo X, Kim H, Tobias A, Iniguez C, Forsberg B, Astrom DO, Ragettli MS, Guo YL, Wu CF, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Bell ML, Dang TN, Van DD, Heaviside C, Vardoulakis S, Hajat S, Haines A, Armstrong B. Projections of temperature-related excess mortality under climate change scenarios. Lancet Planet Health. 2017;1(9):e360-e7.

Message

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 aspiring students who wish to do their research in the School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health.

Assistant Professor Toshihiko Sunahara

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Qualifications

PhD

Background

Ecology

Teaching

TMGH Master course, Three-month Tropical Medicine course

Research

Population ecology of mosquitoes

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Japan

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Sunahara T. 2019. Effects of filling catch basins with Mosquito Eliminating Mat on mosquito populations. Medical Entomology and Zoology (in press) [Japanese]
  2. Sunahara T. 2019. Extremely high biting densities of Aedes albopictus (Skuse)(Diptera: Culicidae) at a university campus in Nagasaki, Japan. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases (in press)
  3. Imanishi N, Higa Y, Teng HJ, Sunahara T, Minakawa N. 2018. Identification of Three Distinct Groups of  in Japan by Morphological and Genetic Analyses. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 71(6): 427-435.
  4. Sunahara T 2018. Simulation Study of the Effects of Host Availability on Bite Rate of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) and Risk of Dengue Outbreaks in Non-Endemic Areas. Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 71(1): 28-32.
  5. Chadeka EA, Nagi S, Sunahara T, Cheruiyot NB, Bahati F, Ozeki Y, Inoue M, Osada-Oka M, Okabe M, Hirayama Y, Changoma M, Adachi K, Mwende F, Kikuchi M, Nakamura R, Kalenda YDJ, Kaneko S, Hirayama K, Shimada M, Ichinose Y, Njenga SM, Matsumoto S, Hamano S. 2017. Spatial distribution and risk factors of Schistosoma haematobium and hookworm infections among schoolchildren in Kwale, Kenya. PLoS Neglected Tropical Disieses 11(9): e0005872

Message

Read the literatures related with your interest. Understand the scientific background and specify what has not been done (although it is important). Establish your study question and think of the methods to solve it. Then, 70% of your research is completed. These steps before experiments / field study is very important for your research.

Assistant professor Michiko Toizumi

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Qualifications

  • MD
  • MTM
  • PhD

Personal/work Web page addresses

http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/pediatric/

Affiliation(s)

Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University

Background

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.

Teaching

Facilitator of Epidemiology-Statistics Course in School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University

Research

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

The country/countries where you work currently

Vietnam

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Michiko Toizumi, Motoi Suzuki, Hien Anh Thi Nguyen, Minh Nhat Le, Koya Ariyoshi, Hiroyuki Moriuchi, Masahiro Hashizume, Duc Anh Dang, and Lay-Myint Yoshida
    Viral Acute Respiratory Illnesses in Young Infants Increase the Risk of Respiratory Readmission
    The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, in press
  2. Imai, C., Toizumi, M., Hall, L., Lambert, S., Halton, K., Merollini, K.
    A systematic review and meta-analysis of the direct epidemiological and economic effects of seasonal influenza vaccination on healthcare workers
    (2018) PLoS ONE, 13 (6), art. no. e0198685
  3. Toizumi, M., Nguyen, G.T.H., Motomura, H., Nguyen, T.H., Pham, E., Kaneko, K.-I., Uematsu, M., Nguyen, H.A.T., Dang, D.A., Hashizume, M., Yoshida, L.-M., Moriuchi, H.
    Sensory defects and developmental delay among children with congenital rubella syndrome
    (2017) Scientific Reports, 7, art. no. 46483.
    https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85017447271&doi=10.1038%2fsrep46483&partnerID=40&md5=e4958d50959615e2658576c987ed1bc9
    DOI: 10.1038/srep46483
  4. Yoshihara, K., Le, M.N., Okamoto, M., Wadagni, A.C.A., Nguyen, H.A., Toizumi, M., Pham, E., Suzuki, M., Nguyen, A.T.T., Oshitani, H., Ariyoshi, K., Moriuchi, H., Hashizume, M., Dang, D.A., Yoshida, L.-M.
    Association of RSV-A ON1 genotype with Increased Pediatric Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Vietnam
    (2016) Scientific Reports, 6, art. no. 27856.
    https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84975155668&doi=10.1038%2fsrep27856&partnerID=40&md5=762505b0e9f3febd2b4412a119cb6ba8
    DOI: 10.1038/srep27856
  5. Yamanashi, H., Ngoc, M.Q., Van Huy, T., Suzuki, M., Tsujino, A., Toizumi, M., Takahashi, K., Thiem, V.D., Anh, D.D., Anh, N.T.H., Tho, L.H., Maeda, T., Cox, S.E., Yoshida, L.-M., Ariyoshi, K.
    Population-based incidence rates of first-ever stroke in central Vietnam
    (2016) PLoS ONE, 11 (8), art. no. e0160665.
    https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84983475347&doi=10.1371%2fjournal.pone.0160665&partnerID=40&md5=ffb48a6308a404bd39460f8ddd42f7ab
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160665

Message

Please join us if you are interested in our researches on pediatric infectious diseases!

Assistant Professor Bhim Gopal Dhoubhadel

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Qualifications

MBBS, MTM, PhD

Research gate or Linked-in account links

Twitter account name

https://twitter.com/bhim_gopal

Background

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.

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

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Picture1:Disease surveillance in Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur, Nepal.


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Picture 2: Nutritional assessment of children in temporary shelters in Bhaktapur after 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


The country/countries where you work currently

  • Japan
  • Nepal
  • Afghanistan

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Kakiuchi S, Suzuki M, Dhoubhadel BG, Furumoto A, Ito H, Kei Matsuki, Tsuchihashi Y, Asoh N, Yasunami M, Ariyoshi K, Morimoto K, Adult Pneumonia Study Group-Japan (2018). Accuracy of high-throughput nanofluidic PCR-based pneumococcal serotyping and quantification assays using sputum samples for diagnosing vaccine serotype pneumococcal pneumonia: analyses by composite diagnostic standards and Bayesian latent class models, J Clin Microbiol.
  2. Shrestha D, Dhoubhadel BG, Parry CM, Prajapati B, Ariyoshi K, Mahaseth C (2017). Predicting deaths in a resource-limited neonatal intensive care unit in Nepal, Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg.
  3. Zabihullah R, Dhoubhadel BG, Rauf RA, Shafiq SA, Suzuki M, Watanabe K, Yoshida LM, Yasunami M, Zabihullah S, Parry CM, Mirwais R, Ariyoshi K (2017). Risk for death among children with pneumonia, Afghanistan, Emerg Infect Dis.
  4. Suzuki M, Dhoubhadel BG, Ishifuji T, Yasunami M, Yaegashi M, Asoh N, Ishida M, Hamaguchi S, Aoshima M, Ariyoshi K, Morimoto K; Adult Pneumonia Study Group-Japan (APSG-J) (2016). Serotype-specific effectiveness of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine against pneumococcal pneumonia among adults aged ≥65 years: a multicenter prospective test-negative design study, Lancet Infect Dis.
  5. Dhoubhadel BG, Yasunami M, Nguyen HA, Suzuki M, Vu TH, Thi Thuy Nguyen A, Dang DA, Yoshida LM, Ariyoshi K (2014) Bacterial Load of Pneumococcal Serotypes Correlates with Their Prevalence and Multiple Serotypes is Associated with Acute Respiratory Infections, PLoS One.

Link to all publications

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/1pMFjL8tdMn55/bibliography/40287257/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending

Message

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!

Assistant Professor Lina Madaniyazi

    COURSES: YEAR:

Qualifications

PhD

Personal/work Web page addresses

http://www.tm.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/pediatric/member/lina_en.html

Research gate or Linked-in account links

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lina_Madaniyazi

Affiliation(s)

  • Nagasaki University, Institute of Tropical Medicine

Background

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.

Teaching

“Epidemiology” and “Statistics for Population Health” modules in semester 1 and 3

Research

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.

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Japan
  • China
  • Australia

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Lina Madaniyazi, Yong Zhou, Shanshan Li, et al. Outdoor temperature, heart and blood pressure in Chinese adults: effects modification by individual characteristics. Scientific Reports, 2016. 5: 21003.
  2. Lina Madaniyazi, Tatsuya Nagashima, Yuming Guo, et al. Projecting ozone-related mortality in East China. Environmental International, 2016; 92-93:165-72.
  3. Lina Madaniyazi, Yuming Guo, Renjie Chen, et al. Predicting exposure-response associations of ambient particulate matter with mortality in 73 Chinese cities. Environmental Pollution, 2016. 208(Pt A): 40-7.
  4. Lina Madaniyazi, Tatsuya Nagashima, Yuming Guo, et al. Projecting fine particulate matter-related mortality in East China. Environmental Science & Technology, 2015. 49(18).
  5. Lina Madaniyazi, Yuming Guo, Weiwei Yu, et al. Projecting future air pollution-related mortality under a changing climate: progress, uncertainties and research needs. Environmental International, 2015. 75: p21-32.

Assistant Professor Rie Yotsu

    COURSES: YEAR:

Qualifications

Dermatology consultant certified by the Japanese Dermatological Association, Ph.D. in International Health, Master in International Public Health (MIPH), Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H)

Affiliation(s)

  • Department of Dermatology, National Center for Global Health and MedicineLeprosy Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
  • Department of Dermatology, Yokohama City University
  • Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine
  • Department of Dermatology, University of the Ryukyus
  • WHO Global Leprosy Initiative Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
  • International Alliance for the Control of Scabies

Background

【Education / training】
Mar 2004                            The Jikei University School of Medicine (MD)
Aug 2008              Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Master in International Public Health (MIPH) (Liverpool, UK)
Sept 2008              All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre (ALERT)
(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Aug 2012                            The Gorgas Expert Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine (Lima, Peru)
Oct 2012               Internship at the Global Leprosy Programme, World Health Organization (New Delhi, India)
Mar 2013              Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Doctorate Degree in International Health (PhD)
May 2014              Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and  Hygiene (DTM&H) (Liverpool, UK)
 
【Professional work】
Apr 2004- Jun 2007         St. Luke’s International Hospital
Nov 2009- Mar 2010         National Sanatorium Amami-Wakoen
Apr 2010-May 2014          Department of Dermatology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Jun 2014-Sept 2018         National Suruga Sanatorium
Oct 2018-                          School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University

Teaching

  • Nagasaki University
  • Skin Infection Summer School
  • Hansen’s Disease Summer Seminar
  • Hansen’s Disease Seminar by the Japanese Dermatological Association

Research

  • Buruli ulcer
  • Leprosy
  • Skin NTDs (Buruli ulcer, leprosy, mycetoma, etc.)
  • Wound management
  • Systematic reviews

Etc.

The country/countries where you work currently

  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Ghana

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Yotsu RR, Richardson M, Ishii N. Drugs for treating Buruli ulcer (Mycobacterium ulcerans disease): Review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 8. Art. No.:CD012118. DOI:10.1002/14651868.CD012118.pub2.
  2. Yotsu RR. Integrated management of skin NTDs – lessons learned from field research. Trop Med Infect Dis 2018; 3(4): 120; doi:10.3390/tropicalmed3040120.
  3. Yotsu RR, Suzuki K, Simmonds R, Bedimo R, Ablordey A, Yeboah-Manu D, Phillips R, Asiedu K. Buruli ulcer: a review of the current knowledge. Current Tropical Medicine Reports 2018; 5(4): 247-256.
  4. Scolding PS, Fahal A, Yotsu RR. Drug therapy for mycetoma: Protocol. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD013082. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD
  5. Yotsu RR, Kouadio K, Vagamon B, N’guessan K, Akpa AJ, Yao A, Aké J, Abbet Abbet R, Agbor Agbor BT, Bedimo R, Ishii N, Fuller CL, Hay R, Mitijà O, Drechsler H, Asiedu K. Skin disease prevalence study in schoolchildren to support future strategy for integration of neglected skin diseases (skin NTDs) in Côte d’Ivoire. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 2018; 12(5): e0006489.

Message

The field of global health connects you to fascinating people from all over the world. Having a speciality or a focus  – even if it seems there is no connection to global health at first – will open up your world.

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