Health outcome research
Understanding the epidemiology of key diseases in a global context,
and the best interventions to reduce the incidence, severity and cost of disease.
Mortality, morbidity and disability 死亡率、疾病率、障害
Understanding the prevalence and incidence of disease,
the causes of disease and the commonest consequences, at a global as well as a national and sub-national level.
Comparative risk factor analysis 危険因子分析
Estimating current and future mortality and burden of disease attributable to major risk factors.
Health technology assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis 医療技術評価と費用効果分析
Assessing the best use of resources when deciding how to respond to the major causes of morbidity and mortality.
Health service research 保健サービス
Understanding how health services affect and are affected by disease.
Disease modeling 疾病のモデリング
Understanding the dynamics of infectious disease epidemics, predicting future trends,
and identifying key mechanisms for preventing transmission.
Rahman MO, Sassa M, Parvin N, Islam MR, Yajima A, Ota E. Diagnostic test accuracy for detecting Schistosoma japonicum and S. mekongi in humans: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Mar 17;15(3):e0009244.
Takebayashi Y, Murakami M, Nomura S, Oikawa T, Tusbokura M. The trajectories of local food avoidance after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster: A five-year prospective cohort study. Int J Disaster Risk Reduction . 2020 Jun; 46: 101513. (Available online 29 January 2020)
Nomura S, Murakami M, et al. Low dose of external exposure among returnees to former evacuation areas: a cross-sectional all-municipality joint study following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident. Journal of Radiological Protection. 2020. 40(1).
Mikkelsen L, Iburg, KM, Adair T, Fürst T, Hegnauer M, von der Lippe E, Moran L, Nomura S, Sakamoto H, Shibuya K, Wengler A, Willbond S, Wood P, Lopez AD. Assessing the quality of cause of death data in six high-income countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan and Switzerland. Int J Public Health. 2020 Jan; 65, 17–28.
Murakami M, Nomura S, et al. Radiation doses and decontamination effects in Minamisoma city: airborne and individual monitoring after the Fukushima nuclear accident. Journal of Radiological Protection. 2019. 39(N27).
Yoneoka D, Nomura S, Kurotani K, Tanaka S, Nakamura K, Uneyama H, Hayashi N, Shibuya K. Does Japan's national nutrient-based dietary guideline improve lifestyle-related disease outcomes? A retrospective observational cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE. 2019. Oct 17;14(10):e0224042.
Nomura S, Matsuzaki Y, Sato Y, Takasaki J, Sonoda Y, Shimmura H, Kodama Y. A Comparative Survival Analysis Between Evacuees and Nonevacuees Among Dialysis Patients in Fukushima Prefecture After Japan's 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Incident. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019 May 27:1-7.
Jung J, Rahman MM, Rahman MS, Swe KT, Islam MR, Rahman MO, Akter S. Effects of hemoglobin levels during pregnancy on adverse maternal and infant outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 2019. Online first.
Nomura S, Oikawa T, Tsubokura M. Low dose from external radiation among returning residents to the former evacuation zone in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture. J Radiol Prot . 2019; 39(2): 548–563.
Yang JJ, Yu D, Wen W, Saito E, Rahman MS, Shu XO et al. Association of diabetes with all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Asia: a pooled analysis of more than 1 million participants. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(4):e192696.
Nishi A, Singkham P, Takasaki Y, Ichikawa M, Chadbunchachai W, Shibuya K, Tanasugarn C. Motorcycle helmet use to reduce road traffic deaths in Thailand. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 2018;96:514-514A.
Nomura S#, Shimada Y#, Ozaki A, Higuchi A, Hori A, Sonoda Y, Yamamoto Y, Yoshida I, Tsubokura M. Balancing the risk of the evacuation and sheltering-in-place options: a survival study following Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear incident. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e021482. #Authors contributed equally to this work and share co-first authorship.
Liu Y, Shu XO, Wen W, Saito E, Rahman MS, Tsugane S et al. Association of leisure-time physical activity with total and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of nearly a half million adults in the Asia Cohort Consortium. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2018; dyy024.
Haruyama R, Gilmour S, Ota E, Abe SK, Rahman MM, Nomura S, Miyasaka N, Shibuya K. Causes and risk factors for singleton stillbirth in Japan: Analysis of a nationwide perinatal database, 2013–2014. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8(1):4117.