Disaster Medical Science Division
Disaster Public Health Lab
MD, PhD (Medicine)

Concurrent: Graduate School of Medicine
Research Subject(s)
I explore disaster public health using epidemiological methods.
Key Words
Public Health / Population Strategy / Float Pack / Health Survey / Mid- and Long-Term Health Effects
Research Activities

In the Great East Japan Earthquake, (1) psychology that didn't escape immediately, (2) measures immediately after the disaster, and (3) elucidation of the actual conditions of medium- to long-term health issues and their countermeasures were highlighted as major issues in disaster public health. It is necessary to intervene in the group as a whole, to take measures to increase the possibility of life saving even if the tsunami is swollen, and to take measures against many mental and physical problems in the medium to long term.

Selected Works

1. Ishikuro M, Matsubara H, Kikuya M, et al. (2017) Disease prevalence among nursery school children after the Great East Japan earthquake. BMJ Glob Health. 27;2(2):e000127. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000127. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28589008
2. Kuniyoshi Y, Kikuya M, Miyashita M, et al. (2019) Prefabricated Temporary Housing and Eczema or Respiratory Symptoms in Schoolchildren after the Great East Japan Earthquake: The ToMMo Child Health Study. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2019;13(5-6):905-911. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2019.8. PMID: 31156072
3. Kuriyama S, Metoki H, Kikuya M, et al. Cohort Profile: Tohoku Medical Megabank Project Birth and Three-Generation Cohort Study (TMM BirThree Cohort Study): rationale, progress and perspective. (2020) Int J Epidemiol. 2020 Feb 1;49(1):18-19m. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyz169. PMID: 31504573

Selected Memberships
  • Japanese Society of Public Health (JPHA)
  • Japan Epidemiological Association