This department provides training in epidemiology, health statistics, biostatistics, preventive medicine and health promotion, infection control, screening, food hygiene, environmental hygiene, medical ethics, and global hygiene. Especially, the aim of epidemiological training leads to disease prevention and control. We lecture theory and methodology to achieve this aim.
We practice many exercises including basic biostatistics because epidemiology is important in not only social medicine and but also clinical medicine. These exercises are linked to Epidemiology and Biostatistics course in MPH (Master of Public Health). MPH course has opened since 2015. The goals in this course are generating hypotheses to research questions and choosing research design. In addition, students are trained in conducting analysis, epidemiological evaluation, and statistical analysis appropriate to each data set. Furthermore, students participate to themes listed in Research section. Sometimes trend diseases are added as themes.
We are conducting viral hepatitis sero-epidemiological research with international cooperation. Therefore students will be able to learn in international environment. Students can also learn techniques of laboratory experiment.
There are many applicants who are graduate students working in various fields in this department. Therefore students are expected to be disease control leaders in their own fields after their graduation.
・Research on viral hepatitis infection including acute infection, long-term prognosis, and therapeutic strategy
・Estimation of the number of patients who has persistent hepatitis virus infection in Japan
・Research on disease transition of viral hepatitis persistent infection based on Markov model
・Cost-effectiveness analysis of introducing antivirus treatment for HCV carriers with the Markov Model
・Future prediction of blood supply and demand based on Markov model
・Simulating mortality due to hepatocellular carcinoma with age-period-cohort model
・Research on geographic distribution of liver cancer standardized mortality in Japan based on Bayesian method
・Analysis of influenza dynamics using mathematical models
・Validation of cancer screening and hepatitis virus examination surveillance using mathematical epidemiological method
・Global epidemiological research survey: grasp and genetically analysis of viral hepatitis infection in Vietnam and Cambodia
・Research on viral hepatitis prevention with human-Hepatocyte repopulated chimeric mice
・Prospective cohort study that target blood donor population, hemodialysis patient population, and medical examinee population
【Photo explanation】 Visit of CDC（Centers for disease control and prevention）
【Photo explanation】 Research in Vietnam