Department of International Health

Department of International HealthDepartment of International Health and Medical Anthropology has started its activities since 2008.


  • Professor Taro Yamamoto
  • Associate Professor Takayuki Wada
  • Assistant Professor Masayuki Nakano
  • Assistant Professor Hiromu Ito
  • Visiting Professor Shigeru Suganami
  • Visiting Professor Kui-Chen Zheng
  • Visiting Professor Masami Ishii
  • Visiting Professor Akihiro Seita
  • Visiting Professor Hitoshi Yoshimura
  • Visiting Associate Professor Ubydul Haque
  • Visiting Associate Professor Masahito Yamamichi
  • Visiting Researcher Taijin Kaku
  • Visiting Researcher Liang Qin
  • Visiting Researcher Guoxi Cai
  • Visiting Researcher Shuko Takahashi
  • Visiting Researcher Katsura Igai
  • Visiting Researcher Shiomi Yoshida
  • Collaborative Researcher Masanori Yoshida
  • Assistant Kayo Maeda
  • Graduate Student Yoshihiro Takayama
  • Graduate Student Kaori Yamamoto
  • Graduate Student Hiroaki Arima
  • Graduate Student Sweta Koirala
  • Graduate Student Ezzan Saeed Mohammed Kunna
  • Graduate Student Akintije Shimba Calliope
  • Graduate Student Shinsaku Inomata
  • Graduate Student Nundu Sabit Sabin

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Our research was composed of four units; 1) research on infectious diseases in ecosystem, 2) research on the environment health, 3) research on biological evolution of microorganisms from the adaptation or fitness viewpoint and 4) research on the epidemiology from the historical viewpoint. The umbrella concept linking above four research units is to reconstruct infectious diseases "temporally" and "spatially" alike. Infection is the biological phenomenon as an interaction between hosts and microorganisms. In other words, host behavior, social structure as well as culture per se affect microorganisms in fitness and adaptation whereas microorganism has impact on its hosts. Based on that perception, our department aims to get more detailed understanding and insight on infectious diseases. We would like to pursue the ways of analysis by various approaches such as molecular-evolutional technique, molecular epidemiology, detection of trace DNA, genomics based on bioinformatics, mathematical model, and computer science.
Another pillar of our department is a social responsibility. Now that even profit oriented organizations are required to have its corporate social responsibility, no need to say for academia or university. Out of the name of our department, it must be nothing but contribution to international health or people's health in resource-limited settings. What we think of important is to make solidarity in order to contribute to sustainable development. It is our department's goal.

         Recent main research achievement
1. Ito et al. Appl Math Comput 2019;348: 363-370.
2. Yamamoto et al. Infect Genet Evol 2019;72:25-30.
3. Koirala et al. J Physiol Anthropol 2018;37:20.
4. Yoshida et al. Emerg Infect Dis 2018;10:1937-1940.
5. Tu et al. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2018;18:1093-1099.

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