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Tokyo Women's Medical University

TEL. 03-3353-8111

〒162-8666 8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Graduate School of Medical Science

Graduate School of Medical Science

Public Health

About us

The Department of Hygiene and Public Health was founded in 1934 by Professor Hiroto Yoshioka, the son of Dr. Yayoi Yoshioka, the founder of Tokyo Women’s Medical University. We contribute to research and education covering a wide range of health issues in society. The achievements of public health are applied in community health, maternal and child health, mental health, and elderly health at health centers, as well as school health, occupational health, environmental health, and international health. In public health, research on a wide range of fields is conducted mainly using epidemiological approaches. We aim to nurture medical professionals who can play an active role in such fields. We also conduct research and education on women's health and working women in order to contribute to "the empowerment of women", which is the purpose of establishing Tokyo Women’s Medical University.

Research

(1)Study among working women’s health
As the employment rate of women is increasing and women are expected to play more active roles, it is extremely important to improve the work environment for women to maintain and improve their health throughout their lives. In our laboratory, we have been conducting research on the health effects caused by occupation (working conditions) and the health issues across women's life cycles. In this program, students will decide on a theme, develop a plan, and conduct a survey. And then they will carry out the statistical analysis and study about the health effect of work environment and life cycles.
(2)Study on improving working conditions in medical institutions
We have been conducting research focusing on the work balance for physicians, given that the Japanese government is promoting work style reform for physicians as a priority issue. In this program, students will decide on a theme, develop a plan, and conduct a survey. And then they will carry out the statistical analysis and study about the appropriate work style and environment for physicians.
(3)Epidemiological study on environmental factors and health
Along with technological innovations, various physical and chemical factors are closely related to our daily lives. Safety evaluation and risk assessment of those factors are essential for realizing a safe and secure society. In this program, students will learn how to develop a plan for epidemiological research, conduct a survey, carry out the statistical analysis, and summarize the results.

Faculty

Professor and Head: Michiko Nohara
Assistant Professor: Takako Miki
Professor (concurrent): Takahiro Okamoto
Part-Time Assistant Professor: Yasuto Sato
Part-Time Assistant Professor: Kosuke Kiyohara
Part-Time Assistant Professor: Takao Arai
Part-Time Assistant Professor: Asuka Sakuraya

Related links

Research Achievements Database


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Tokyo Women's Medical University

〒162-8666
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

TEL +81-3-3353-8111