Visiting Associate Professor Reiko Miyahara

Speciality / Research theme / Keywords
Respiratory diseases, Infectious diseases, Epidemiological research
National Institute of Infectious Diseases


MD, MSc, PhD


  • 2021- Present  Takemi Program in International Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, US
  • 2020-Present  Center for Surveillance, Immunization and Epidemiologic Research, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2019-Present   Visiting researcher, Genome Medical Science Project, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017–2019   Project researcher, Department of Human Genetics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017–2019   Long-term expert of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
  • 2014–2015   Visiting researcher, Department of Disease Control and Elimination, MRC Unit, The Gambia

Five MOST IMPORTANT/INTERESTING recent publications

  1. Familial Clusters of Coronavirus Disease in 10 Prefectures, Japan, February-May 2020.
    Miyahara R, Tsuchiya N, Yasuda I, Ko YK, Furuse Y, Sando E, Nagata S, Imamura T, Saito M, Morimoto K, Imamura T, Shobugawa Y, Nishiura H, Suzuki M, Oshitani H.Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Mar;27(3):915-918. doi: 10.3201/eid2703.203882.
  2. Clusters of Coronavirus Disease in Communities, Japan, January-April 2020.
    Furuse Y, Sando E, Tsuchiya N, Miyahara R, Yasuda I, Ko YK, Saito M, Morimoto K, Imamura T, Shobugawa Y, Nagata S, Jindai K, Imamura T, Sunagawa T, Suzuki M, Nishiura H, Oshitani H.Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Sep;26(9):2176-9. doi: 10.3201/eid2609.202272. Epub 2020 Jun 10.PMID: 32521222 Free PMC article.
  3. Risk factors associated with large clusters of tuberculosis patients determined by whole-genome sequencing in a high-tuberculosis-burden country.
    Miyahara R, Smittipat N, Juthayothin T, Yanai H, Disratthakit A, Imsanguan W, Intralawan D, Nedsuwan S, Chaiyasirinroje B, Bupachat S, Tokunaga K, Mahasirimongkol S, Palittapongarnpim P.Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2020 Dec;125:101991. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2020.101991. Epub 2020 Sep 11.PMID: 32949880
  4. High tuberculosis burden among HIV-infected populations in Thailand due to a low-sensitivity tuberculin skin test.
    Miyahara R, Piyaworawong S, Prachamat P, Wongyai J, Bupachat S, Yamada N, Summanapan S, Yanai H, Mahasirimongkol S.J Infect Public Health. 2020 Apr;13(4):657-660. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2019.08.010. Epub 2019 Sep 26.PMID: 31563472 Free article.
  5. Predicting the risk of pulmonary tuberculosis based on the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio at TB screening in HIV-infected individuals.
    Miyahara R, Piyaworawong S, Naranbhai V, Prachamat P, Kriengwatanapong P, Tsuchiya N, Wongyai J, Bupachat S, Yamada N, Summanapan S, Mahasirimongkol S, Yanai H. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 29;19(1):667. doi: 10.1186/s12879-019-4292-9.