〒162-8666 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
In order to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the three divisions of our department, the Division of Tropical Medicine (Malaria Genetic Research), the Division of Interdisciplinary Field Research (Field Epidemiological Research), and the Division of Global Health Research (Global Health Policy and Governance Research), are collaborating with each other. Through our education and research activities, we hope to nurture young researcher with the next generation of leaders who will create a prosperous society that values life. Our research includes genome analysis of Plasmodium falciparum, research on health care seeking behavior in Papua New Guinea, and epidemiological studies in Nepal and Kenya, etc. We are conducting research and providing leadership education on the future of medicine and social design through a variety of research approaches including molecular biology, public health, epidemiology, sociology, development studies, economics, and medical anthropology. we will actively promote a new sense of value called "social design" through research and learning activities.
1. Malaria parasites resistant to antimalarial drugs
After the discovery of genes in the Plasmodium falciparum that confer the resistance to antimalarial drugs, the molecular mechanisms of the action for resistance are becoming unveiled. The genetic elements coding for resistance are contained on chromosomal and/or on extra chromosomal (Mitochondrial) elements. The department is conducting biological research its mechanistic details, understanding of evolution and spread of drug resistance provide a rationale for pharmacological intervention to overcome the exacerbation and rampancy of drug-resistant parasites in the fields.
2. Community health systems research in low- and middle-income countries (Field epidemiology)
Our department is currently conducting field research such as, “Community-based lifestyle intervention for diabetes management in rural Nepal: A Cluster randomized trial of a combination of community health workers (CHWs), peer supporter and regular telephone calls (Nepal, AMED Funded Research Project)”and “A study of preventive behavior on Malaria infection along Lake Victoria region in Homabay county, Western Kenya (Kenya, SATREPS) and other social epidemiological studies in different countries.
3.Global health policy and governance research
Our department is currently conducting health policy and governance studies on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), COVID-19 pandemic, health security, human research development, science and technology innovation, and Universal Health Coverage.
Tomohiko Sugishita, Professor
Hajime Honma, Assistant professor
Hanako Iwashita, Assistant professor
Sachiyo Nagi, Assistant professor
Gaku Masuda, Assistant professor
Yuriko Harada, Assistant professor
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo