Department of Paediatric Diseases, Insitute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
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1-12-4 Sakamoto, Nagasaki 852-8523, Japan
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Professor
Masahiro HASHIZUME
Keywords
Environmental epidemiology, Climate change, 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
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
  • 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>
  • Chung Y, Yang DW, Gasparrini A, Vicedo-Cabrera AM, Ng CFS, Kim Y, Honda Y, Hashizume M. Changing susceptibility to non-optimum temperatures in Japan, 1972-2012: the role of climate, demographic and socio-economic factors. Environ Health Perspect. 2018DOI:10.1289/EHP2546. [Full text]
  • Matsushita N, Ng CFS, Kim Y, Suzuki M, Saito N, Ariyoshi K, Salva EP, Dimaano EM, Villarama JB, Go WS, Hashizume M. The non-linear and lagged short-term relationship between rainfall and leptospirosis and the intermediate role of floods in the Philippines. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018;12(4): e0006331. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006331.
  • Kim Y, Ng CFS, Chung Y, Kim H, Honda Y, Guo YL, Lim YH, Chen BY, Page LA, Hashizume M. Air pollution and suicide in 10 cities in northeast Asia: A time-stratified case-crossover analysis. Environ Health Perspect. 2018;126(3):037002. doi: 10.1289/EHP2223.[Full text]
  • 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]
  • Nakamura T, Hashizume M, Ueda K, Shimizu A, Takeuchi A, Kubo T, Hashimoto K, Moriuchi H, Odajima H, Kitajima T, Tashiro K, Tomimasu K, Nishiwaki Y. Asian dust and pediatric emergency visits due to bronchial asthma and respiratory diseases in Nagasaki, Japan. J Epidemiol. 2016;26(11):593-601. [Full text] Journal of Epidemiology Paper of the Year 2017
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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]
  • 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]
BOARD MEMBERSHIP
  • Editorial Board, Pediatrics International 2018 -
  • Editor, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 2018 - [Website]
  • Editorial Review Board, Environmental Health Perspectives, 2017 - [Website]
  • Editor-in-chief, Tropical Medicine and Health, 2014 - [Website]
  • Board Member, Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine, 2010 -
  • Councilor, Japan Pediatric Society, 2015 -
  • Councilor, Japan Epidemiological Association, 2017 -
  • Councilor, Japanese Society for Hygiene, 2018 -
  • Membership Committee, International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 2017 -
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

<Governmental Committee (2017)>
  • Member, Subcommittees for Climate Change Impact Assessment, Central Environment Council, Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Chair, Working Group for Assessment of Health Effects of Asian Dust, Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Member, Working Group for Health Risk Assessment for Photochemical Oxidant, Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Member, Committee for Recreational Water Quality Standard, Ministry of Environment, Japan
  • Member, Working Group for Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Kyushu-Okinawa Area, Ministry of Environment, Japan

<International Organizations>
  • 2018, Lead Author, Chapter 10, Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) Working Group II
    Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) [IPCC website]
  • 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