Department of Paediatric Diseases, Insitute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
JAPANESE
1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
TEL:+81-95-819-7764 / FAX:+81-95-819-7844

Professor
Masahiro HASHIZUME
Keywords
Epidemiology, Climate Change, Environment, Population Health
EDUCATION
  • 2007 PhD, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • 2003 MSc in Environmental Epidemiology & Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • 2001 M.HSc. in International Health, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 Bachelor of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Nov 2001 Pediatric specialist, Japan Pediatric Association
  • Apr 1996 Medical Doctor, Ministry of Health & Welfare, Japan
JOB EXPERIENCES
  • Jan 2012 - present     Professor – Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Apr 2008 - Dec 2011  Assistant Professor – Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Oct 2006 - Mar 2008  COE Post-doctoral Research Fellow – Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Apr 1998 - Mar 1999   Medical Doctor - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Katsushika Red Cross Maternity Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 1996 - Mar 1998   Medical Doctor - Department of Pediatrics, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

<Journal Papers>
  • Kim Y, Gasparrini A, Hashizume M*, Honda Y, Ng CFS, Armstrong B. Heat-related mortality in Japan after the 2011 Fukushima disaster: An analysis of potential influence of reduced electricity consumption. Environ Health Perspect. 2017;125(7):077005. doi: 10.1289/EHP493. [Full text]
  • Chung Y, Noh H, Honda Y, Hashizume M, Bell ML, Guo YL, Kim H. Temporal changes in mortality related to extreme temperatures for 15 cities in northeast Asia: adaptation to heat and maladaptation to cold. Am J Epidemiol. 2017;21:1-7. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww199. [Full text]
  • Imai C, Armstrong B, Chalabi Z, Mangtani P, Hashizume M. Time series regression model for infectious disease and weather. Environ Res. 2015;142:319-327. [Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Nakagomi T, Nakagomi O. An early detection of decline in rotavirus cases during the 2013/2014 season in Japan as revealed by time-series analysis of national surveillance data. Trop Med Health. 2015;43(3):177-181 [Full text]
  • Gasparrini A, Guo Y, Hashizume M, Lavigne E, Zanobetti A, Schwartz J, Tobias A, Tong S, Rocklov J, Forsberg B, Leone M, De Sario M, Bell ML, Guo YLL, Wu CF, Kan H, Yi SM, de Sousa Zanotti Stagliorio Coelho M, Saldiva PH, Honda Y, Kim H, Armstrong B. Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multi-country study. The Lancet. 2015;386(9991):369-375 [Full text] ISEE Best Environmental Epidemiology Paper published in 2015
  • Gasparrini A, Guo Y, Hashizume M, Kinney PL, Petkova EP, Lavigne E, Zanobetti A, Schwartz JD, Tobias A, Leone M, Tong S, Honda Y, Kim H, Armstrong BG. Temporal variation in heat-mortality associations: a multicountry study. Environ Health Perspect. 2015;123:1200-1207. [Full text]
  • Takahashi N, Nakao R, Ueda K, Ono M, Kondo M, Honda Y, Hashizume M. Community trial on heat related-illness prevention behaviors and knowledge for the elderly. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015;12(3):3188-3214. [Full text]
  • Chung Y, Lim Y, Honda Y, Guo YL, Hashizume M, Bell ML, Chen BY, Kim H. Extreme temperature-related mortality for 15 urban cities in Northeast Asia. Epidemiology. 2015;26(2):255-262. [Abstract]
  • Imai C, Hashizume M. A Systematic review on methodology: time series regression analysis for environmental factors and infectious diseases. Trop Med Health 2015;43(1):1-9. [Full text]
  • Imai C, Brooks WA, Chung Y, Goswami D, Anjali BA, Dewan A, Kim H, Hashizume M*. Tropical influenza and weather variability among children in an urban low-income population in Bangladesh. Global Health Action 2014;7:24413 [Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Chaves LF, Faruque ASG, Yunus M, Streatfield PK, Moji K. A differential effect of Indian Ocean Dipole and El Nino on cholera dynamics in Bangladesh. PLoS One 2013:8(3): e60001. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060001 [Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Dewan AM, Sunahara T, Rahman Z, Yamamoto T. Hydroclimatological variability and dengue transmission in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a time-series study. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2012;12:98 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-98 [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M, Chaves LF, Minakawa N. Indian Ocean Dipole drives malaria resurgence in East African highlands. Scientific Reports. 2012:2;269 doi:10.1038/srep00269. [Full text]
  • Milojevic A, Armstrong B, Hashizume M*, McAllister K, Faruque ASG, Yunus M, Streatfield PK, Moji K, Wilkinson P. Health effects of flooding in rural Bangladesh. Epidemiology. 2012;23:107-115. [Abstract][Reuters][Healthcare Today UK] 2013 Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize
  • Chaves LF, Satake A, Hashizume M, Minakawa N. Indian Ocean Dipole and rainfall drive a Moran effect in East Africa malaria transmission. Journal of Infectious Diseases.2012:205:1885-1891.[Abstract]
  • Chaves LF, Hashizume M, Satake A, Minakawa N. Regime shifts and heterogeneous trends in malaria time series from Western Kenya Highlands. Parasitology 2012:139:14-25.[Abstract]
  • Haque U, Hashizume M, Kolivras KN, Overgaard HJ, Das B, Yamamoto T. Reduced death rates from cyclones in Bangladesh - What more needs to be done? Bulletin of World Health Organization 2012;90:150-156.[Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Faruque ASG, Terao T, Yunus M, Streatfield K, Yamamoto T, Moji K. The Indian Ocean Dipole and cholera incidence in Bangladesh: A time series analysis. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011;119:239-244.[Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Faruque ASG, Wagatsuma Y, Hayashi T, Armstrong B. Cholera in Bangladesh: Climatic components of seasonal variation. Epidemiology. 21:706-710, 2010. [Abstract]
  • Haque U, Hashizume M*, Glass GE, Dewan A, Overgaard HJ,Yamamoto T. The role of climate variability in the spread of malaria in Bangladeshi highland. PLoS One. 2010;5(12): e14341. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014341 [Full text]
  • Onozuka D, Hashizume M, Hagihara A. Impact of weather factors on Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia. Thorax 2009;64:507-511. [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M, Terao T, Minakawa N. The Indian Ocean Dipole and malaria risk in the highlands of western Kenya. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:1857-62. [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M, Wagatsuma Y, Hayashi T, Saha SK, Streatfield K, Yunus M. The effect of temperature on mortality in rural Bangladesh: a population based time-series study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2009;38(6):1689-1697. [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M, Armstrong B, Wagatsuma Y, Faruque ASG, Hayashi T, Sack DA. Rotavirus infections and climate variability in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a time-series analysis. Epidemiology and Infection 2008;136:1281-9. [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M, Wagatsuma Y, Faruque ASG, Hayashi T, Paul R. Hunter, Armstrong B, Sack DA. Factors determining vulnerability to diarrhoea during and after severe floods in Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Health 2008;6:323-32. [Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Armstrong B, Hajat S, Wagatsuma Y, Faruque ASG, Hayashi T, Sack DA. The effect of rainfall on the incidence of cholera in Bangladesh. Epidemiology 2008;19:103-10. [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M, Armstrong B, Hajat S, Wagatsuma Y, Faruque ASG, Hayashi T, Sack DA. Association between climate variability and hospital visits for non-cholera diarrhoea in Bangladesh: effects and vulnerable groups. International Journal of Epidemiology 2007;36:1030-7. [Full text]

<Book Chapters & Reports>
  • Hashizume M. (Contributing author) IPCC, 2014: Climate Change 2014:Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Barros, V.R., C.B. Field, D.J. Dokken, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A.N. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA, 688 [Full text]
  • Hashizume M, Faruque ASG, Dewan AM. Rainfall dependence of hospital visits of Aeromonas-positive diarrhoea in Dhaka. In AM Dewan and RJ Corner (Eds) Dhaka Megacity: Geospatial Perspecitives on Urbanization, Environment and Health, Springer Geography 2013:333-344. [Abstract]
  • Hashizume M. Precipitation and Flood Hazards: Health Effects, Risks, and Impacts. In R Pielke, Sr. (Eds) Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources. Elsevier Inc., Academic Press 2013:115-124. [Book Overview]
  • Hashizume M (Contributing author) for Handmer, J., Y. Honda, Z.W. Kundzewicz, N. Arnell, G. Benito, J. Hatfield, I.F. Mohamed, P. Peduzzi, S. Wu, B. Sherstyukov, K. Takahashi, and Z. Yan, 2012: Changes in impacts of climate extremes: human systems and ecosystems. In: Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation [Field, C.B., V. Barros, T.F. Stocker, D. Qin, D.J. Dokken, K.L. Ebi, M.D. Mastrandrea, K.J. Mach, G.-K. Plattner, S.K. Allen, M. Tignor, and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. A Special Report of Working Groups I and II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA, pp. 231-290. [Full text]
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES
  • 2013 World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
                   Regional Synthesis Report on Climate Change and Health in the South Pacific (Federated States of Micronesia) [Full text]
  • 2013 World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
                   Data Analysis for the Climate Change, Water and Health Project in Cambodia
  • 2013 World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
                   Strengthening Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation in Health: Integrated Response to Climate Sensitive Vectorborne                Diseases in Cambodia
  • 2013 Contributing Author, Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report Working Group Ⅱ,          Chapter 24
  • 2012 World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
                   Control of Vectorborne Disease to Lessen the Impact of Climate Change in the Western Pacific Region, End of Project                Meeting
  • 2011 World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
                   Development of Training Modules for Domestic and International Courses on Climate Change and Health in Malaysia
  • 2010 Contributing Author, Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC)
                   Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
  • 2009-2011 World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO)
                   Protecting Health from the Effects of Climate Change in Federal States of Micronesia, Palau, and Marshall Islands
  • 2001 Consultant, Japan International Cooperation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)
                   Development of a Country Health Master Plan for Cambodia
  • 2001 Short-term expert, Pediatric Infectious Disease Prevention Project in Laos, JICA
                   Supervision of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance and survey of oral polio vaccine coverage in border areas
                   in Laos. -Measles outbreak investigation.
  • 2000 Medical Doctor, Japan Disaster Relief Team for Flood Disaster in Mozambique, JICA
                   Clinical works for flood affected people & epidemiological investigations of health status among displaced people.
  • 1999 Short-term expert, Pediatric Infectious Disease Prevention Project in Laos, JICA
                   Supervision of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance & survey of oral polio vaccine coverage in border areas in Laos.
BOARD MEMBERS and COMMITTEES
  • Editorial Review Board, Environmental Health Perspectives (2017- )[Journal Website]
  • Editor-in-chief, Tropical Medicine and Health (2014- ) [Journal Website]
  • Board Member, Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (2010- )
  • Governmental Committee,
    Central Environment Council, Subcommittees for Climate Change Impact Assessment, Ministry of Environment, Japan (2013-2017)
  • Working Group for Revising the Environmental Water Quality Standard, Ministry of Environment, Japan (2010-2016)
  • Working Group for Epidemiological Assessment for Health Effects of Asian Dust, Ministry of Environment, Japan (2008-2017)
  • Working Group for Literature Review on Health Effects of PM2.5, Ministry of Environment, Japan (2009-2011, 2013-2017)
  • Working Group for Climate Change and Adaptation Strategy in Kyushu-Okinawa Area, Ministry of Environment, Japan (2009, 2013-2017)