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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Public health is the applied science of preventing diseases, promoting health and prolonging life of individuals and society. Our department’s activities in medical education, academic research and community cover a wide range of health issues “from the cradle to the grave”, through close collaboration and partnership with experts and professional organizations in healthcare, welfare, and health policy fields. The main research topics include long-term care of the elderly, life-style related diseases, parenting difficulties and mental health. Our research achievements are not only published in domestic and international academic journals, but also reflected in health strategies at the national level. Recently, our committed staff is deeply involved in post-disaster recovery responses including epidemiological studies.











2019.7.30 The following paper has been accepted
Living in the restoration public housing after the Great East Japan Earthquake correlates with lower subjective well-being of older adults.
Nobuaki Moriyama, Hajime Iwasa, Masaharu Tsubokura, Yujiro Kuroda, Seiji Yasumura
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
2019.7.26 The following paper has been accepted
Internal exposure risk due to radiocesium and the consuming behaviour of local foodstuffs among pregnant women in Minamisoma City near the Fukushima nuclear power plant: a retrospective observational study
Kana Yamamoto, Shuhei Nomura, Masaharu Tsubokura, Michio Murakami, Akihiko Ozaki, Claire Leppold, Toyoaki Sawano, Morihito Takita, Shigeaki Kato, Yukio Kanazawa, Hiroshi Anbe
BMJJournals
2019.7.5 The following paper has been accepted
The association between effective workplace communication with superiors and lower psychological distress among workers in the evacuation area after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
Masatsugu Orui , Seiji Yasumura
Journal of Occupational Health
2019.7.5 The following paper has been accepted
Mental Health Recovery of Evacuees and Residents from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident after Seven Years—Contribution of Social Network and a Desirable Lifestyle
Masatsugu Orui , Satomi Nakajima , Yui Takebayashi , Akiko Ito , Maho Momoi , Masaharu Maeda , Seiji Yasumura , and Hitoshi Ohto
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
2019.7.5 The following paper has been accepted
Trends in the incidence of sudden deaths and heart diseases in Fukushima after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Mai Takiguchi, Tetsuya Ohira, Hironori Nakano, Yui Yumiya, Takayoshi Yamaki, Akiomi Yoshihisa, Kazuhiko Nakazato, Hitoshi Suzuki, Tetsuo Ishikawa, Seiji Yasumura, Kenji Kamiya, Yasuchika Takeishi,
2019.7.5 The following paper has been accepted
External Radiation Dose, Obesity, and Risk of Childhood Thyroid Cancer after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey
Ohira T, Ohtsuru A, Midorikawa S, Takahashi H, Yasumura S, Suzuki S, Matsuzuka T, Shimura H, Ishikawa T, Sakai A, Suzuki S, Yamashita S, Yokoya S, Tanigawa K, Ohto H, Kamiya K; Fukushima Health Management Survey group.
PubMed
2019.7.1 The following paper has been accepted
Long-term trends of hospital admissions among patients with cancer following the 2015 earthquake: a single institution observational study in Kathmandu, Nepal Anup Uprety,
Akihiko Ozaki, Asaka Higuchi, Bikal Ghimire, Toyoaki Sawano, Kenji Tsuda, huhei Nomura, Claire Leppold, Masaharu Tsubokura, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Yogendra Prasad Singh
BMJJournals
2019.7.1 The following paper has been accepted
Lessons learned from Fukushima, Japan: In what ways can the social sciences help to mitigate some of the health impacts of disaster?
Akihiko Ozaki, Louise Elstow, Michio Murakami, Masaharu Tsubokura, Sudeepa Abeysinghe
An International Journal of Medicine
2019.7.1 The following paper has been accepted
Worsening Health Status among Evacuees: Analysis of Medical Expenditures after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima
Makoto Hasegawa, Michio Murakami, Shuhei Nomura, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Masaharu Tsubokura
Tohoku University Medical Press
2019.6.21 The following paper has been accepted
Impact of decontamination on individual radiation doses from external exposure among residents of Minamisoma City after the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant incident in Japan: a retrospective observational study.
Journal of Radiological Protection
2019.6.21 The following paper has been accepted
Lingering health-related anxiety about radiation among Fukushima residents as correlated with media information following the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Chihiro Nakayama , Osamu Sato, Minoru Sugita, Takeo Nakayama, Yujiro Kuroda, Masatsugu Orui, Hajime Iwasa, Seiji Yasumura, Rima E. Rudd
PlosOne
2019.5.7 The following paper has been accepted
Nobuaki Moriyama, Hajime Iwasa, Masatsugu Orui, Yujiro Kuroda, Michiko Ono, Kanako Okazaki, Motoaki Takamura, Noriko Sato, Seiji Yasumura. Efficacy of group intervention involving physical activity on subjective well-being of elderly returnees after evacuation following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Psychogeriatrics. 19(3):246-254, 2019.
2019.4.26 The following paper has been accepted
Low dose from external radiation among returning residents to the former evacuation zone in Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture Shuhei Nomura, Tomoyoshi Oikawa1 and Masaharu Tsubokura
Journal of Radiological Protection
2019.4.26 The following paper has been published
Hajime Iwasa, Nobuaki Moriyama, Yujiro Kuroda, Chihiro Nakayama, Masatsugu Orui, Teruko Horiuchi, Takeo Nakayama, Minoru Sugita and Seiji Yasumura, Recovery from radiation anxiety and posttraumatic growth among community dwellers after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Cogent Psychology (2019), 6: 1602970.
Toyoaki Sawano, Akihiko Ozaki, Arinobu Hori, Masaharu Tsubokura
Journal Cogent Psychology
2019.2.21 The following paper has been accepted
Combating "Fake News" and social stigma after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant incident - the importance of accurate longitudinal clinical data .
Toyoaki Sawano, Akihiko Ozaki, Arinobu Hori, Masaharu Tsubokura
QJM: An International Journal of Medicine
2019.2.18 The following paper has been accepted
Change of access to emergency care in a repopulated village after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster: a retrospective observational study .
Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Masaharu Tsubokura, Yoshimitsu Takahashi,Shuhei Nomura,Akihiko Ozaki,Yuko Kimura,Tomohiro Morita,Toyoaki Sawano, Tomoyoshi Oikawa, Takeo Nakayama,
BMJ Open
2018.12.17 The following paper has been published
Stable Iodine Distribution among Children after the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster in Japan: An Observational Study .
Yoshitaka Nishikawa, Ayako Kohno, Yoshimitsu Takahashi, Chiaki Suzuki, Hirokatsu Kinoshita, Takeo Nakayama, and Masaharu Tsubokura,
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
2018.12.6 The following paper has been published
Legionnaires' disease as an occupational risk related to decontamination work after the Fukushima nuclear disaster: a case report.
Sawano T, Tsubokura M, Ozaki A, Leppold C, Kato S, Kambe T.
Journal of Occupational Health
2018.11.20 The following paper has been published
Chapter1 Population Aging and Health of Older People in Japan: Introduction of Health Issues and Care System for the Elderly
Ikuko Miyabayashi,Masakazu Washio,Tomoko Yanagimoto,Eric Fortin,and Seiji Yasumura.
Chapter13 The Great East Japan Earthquake, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, and Elderly Health
Yasumura, Seiji
Health Issues and Care System for the Elderly
2018.11.6 The 77th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Public Health ended with great success. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all participants and to everyone concerned for their warm support.
2018.11.2 The following paper has been accepted.
Kuroda, Y.; Iwasa, H.; Orui, M.; Moriyama, N.; Suemoto, C.K.; Yashiro, C.; Matsuda, K.; Yasumura, S. Risk Factor for Incident Functional Disability and the Effect of a Preventive Exercise Program: A 4-Year Prospective Cohort Study of Older Survivors from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Disaster. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1430.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
2018.11.2 The following paper has been accepted.
Kuroda, Y.; Iwasa, H.; Orui, M.; Moriyama, N.; Nakayama, C.; Yasumura, S. Association between Health Literacy and Radiation Anxiety among Residents after a Nuclear Accident: Comparison between Evacuated and Non-Evacuated Areas. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 1463.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
2018.11.2 The following paper has been accepted.
Successful institutional care for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in a repopulated area after the 2011 Fukushima disaster: A case report Nishikawa, Yoshitaka; Niimura, Hidehito; Ozaki, Akihiko; Kimura, Yuko; Morita, Tomohiro; Sawano, Toyoaki; Saito, Hiroaki; Tsubokura, Masaharu.
Clinical Case Reports
2018.10.30 The following paper has been accepted.
Nakajima K, Iwamitsu Y, Sekiya N, Tamari Y, Kidoguchi C, Kuroda Y, Nakagawa K. Preference of medical doctors regarding end-of-life care. The Kitasato medical journal. 18(1), 35-44, 2018
The Kitasato medical journal
2018.10.30 The following paper has been accepted.
Miyaji T, Iioka Y, Kuroda Y, et al. Japanese translation and linguistic validation of the US National Cancer Institut’s Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE). Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, 1(8), 2017
Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes
2018.10.11 The following paper has been accepted.
The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) in Fukushima Prefecture: Pregnancy Outcome after the Great East Japan Earthquake Hyo Kyozuka, Keiya Fujimori, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Seiji Yasumura, Tadahiko Yokoyama, Akiko Sato, Koichi Hashimoto
The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
2018.9.20 Kuroda Y. Building trust through collaboration with the affected population -Developing “information booklet for returnees.” OECD Fifth workshop on science and values in radiological protection. 2018.09.20.
2018.9.13 The following paper has been accepted.
External Dose Estimation in an Early Stage after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident ―Lessons Learned from Behavior Surveys Using Self-Administered Questionnaires―
Tetsuo ISHIKAWA, Seiji YASUMURA, Kotaro OZASA, Makoto MIYAZAKI, Mitsuaki HOSOYA, Keiichi AKAHANE, Shunsuke YONAI, Akira OHTSURU, Akira SAKAI, Ritsu SAKATA, Osamu KURIHARA, Gen KOBASHI, Tetsuya OHIRA, Kenji KAMIYA
Japan Health Physics Society
2018.6.13 Kuroda Y. Rehabilitation of living conditions after NPP accident: the practical experience and lessons learned from working with Iitate people. RICOMET conference. 2018.06.13 Antwerp
2018.6.12 Dr. Sachiko Yamazaki, post-doctoral researcher, received the 2018 "Paper Award" of Japan Socio-Gerontological Sosiety.
2018.6.11 The following paper has been accepted
Changes in Risk Perception of the Health Effects of Radiation and Mental Health Status: The Fukushima Health Management Survey
Yuriko Suzuki, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Seiji Yasumura, Michio Murakami, Mayumi Harigane, Hirooki Yabe, Tetsuya Ohira, Akira Ohtsuru, Satomi Nakajima and Masaharu Maeda
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
2018.5.30 The following paper has been accepted
Cumulative incidence of suicidal ideation and associated factors among adults living in temporary housing during the three years after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Qingyi Xu, Maiko Fukasawa,Norito Kawakami,Toshiaki Baba,Kiyomi Sakata,Ruriko Suzuki, Hiroaki Tomita,Harumi Nemoto,Seiji Yasumura,Hirooki Yabe,Naoko Horikoshi,Maki Umeda, Yuriko Suzuki,Haruki Shimoda,Hisateru Tachimori, Tadashi Takeshima,Evelyn J.Bromet
Journal of Affective Disorders
2018.4.23 New to our Department. We are pleased to welcome Specially Appointed professor, Masaharu Tubokura and Public helth Nurse, Midori Sano and project researcher,Mr. Koyama Yohei!
2018.4.23 The following paper has been published
Depression in older adults: Do close family members recognize it?
Sachiko Yamazaki, Hiromi Imuta,Seiji Yasumura
Geriatrics & Gerontology International
2018.2.3 Schneider T, Crouail P, Maitre M, Kuroda Y, Miyazaki M, Tanigawa K, Charron S. Considering social issues for health surveillance and health care programme following a nuclear accident: contribution from the SHAMISEN project. The 2nd International symposium of the network-type joint usage/research center for radiation disaster medical science. 2018.02.03 Nagasaki
2018.1.9 The following paper has been accepted
Trajectories of Emotional Symptoms and Peer Relationship Problems in Children after Nuclear Disaster: Evidence from the Fukushima Health Management Survey Misari Oe , Masaharu Maeda , Tetsuya Ohira , Shuntaro Itagaki , Mayumi Harigane, Yuriko Suzuki, Hirooki Yabe, Seiji Yasumura, Kenji Kamiya and Hitoshi Ohto
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2018
2017.12.15 The following paper has been accepted
The characteristics of non-respondents and respondents of a mental health survey among evacuees in a disaster : The Fukushima Health Management Survey Naoko Horikoshi, Hajime Iwasa, Seiji Yasumura, Masaharu Maeda
FUKUSHIMA JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE Advance Publications
2017.11.7 The following paper has been accepted
Evacuation is a risk factor for diabetes development among evacuees of the Great East Japan earthquake: A 4-year follow-up of the Fukushima Health Management Survey H. Satoh, T. Ohirab, M. Nagai, M. Hosoya, A. Sakai, S. Yasumura, A. Ohtsuru, Y. Kawasaki, H. Suzuki, A. Takahashi, Y. Sugiura, H. Shishido, Y. Hayashi, H. Takahashi
2017.10.2 Professor Seiji Yasumura was appointed to a member of Science Council of Japan by the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 1, 2017.
2017.9.20 The following paper has been accepted
Environmental radiation level, radiation anxiety, and psychological distress of non-evacuee residents in Fukushima five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake: Multilevel analyses Maiko Fukasawa, Norito Kawakami, Maki Umeda, Karin Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Naoko Horikoshi, Seiji Yasumura, Hirooki Yabe, Evelyn J. Bromet
SSM -Population Health
2017.7.6 The following paper has been accepted
The Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS) in Fukushima Prefecture-A progress report on the enrollment satage Koichi Hashimoto, Seiji Yasumura, Keiya Fujimori, Hyo Kyozuka, Yu Wakaki, Akiko Sato, Haruko Hanzawa, Tadahiko Yokoyama, Testushi Sato and Mitsuaki Hosoya
Fukushima J. Med. Sci
2017.6.22 The following paper has been accepted
Hajime Iwasa, Yukie Masui, Hiroki Inagaki, Yuko Yoshida, Hiroyuki Shimada, Rika Otsuka, Kazunori Kikuchi, Kumiko Nonaka, Hiroto Yoshida, Hideyo Yoshida, Takao Suzuki: Assessing competence at a higher level among older adults: Development of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Index of Competence (JST-IC), Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (in press).
2017.6.20 The following paper has been accepted
Representativeness of individual external doses estimated for one quarter of residents in the Fukushima Prefecture after the nuclear disaster: the Fukushima Health Management SurveyJournal of Diabetes Research.:2015,627390, 9 Journal of Radiological Protection, Volume 37, Number 3
2017.6.12 Professor Yasumura was appointed on April 1st, 2017 to the vice-president in charge of education.
2017.6.12 New to our Department. We are pleased to welcome two assistant professors, Michiko Ono and Nobuaki Moriyama!
2017.4.11 The following paper has been accepted
Title:Lifestyle-related factors that explain disaster-induced changes in socioeconomic status and poor subjective health: a cross-sectional study from the Fukushima Health Management Survey Masato Nagai, Tetsuya Ohira,, Wen Zhang, Hironori Nakano, Masaharu Maeda, M,Seiji Yasumura, Masafumi Abe, :BMC Public Health
2017.3.28 The following paper has been accepted
Title:"Changes in Hepatobiliary Enzyme Abnormality After the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey" in Scientific Reports.
2017.3.28 The following paper has been published
Title:The Relationship Between Functional Independence and Psychological Distress in Elderly Adults Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey Mayumi Harigane, Yuriko Suzuki, Seiji Yasumura, Tetsuya Ohira, Hirooki Yabe, Masaharu Maeda, , and Masafumi Abe, on Behalf of the Mental Health Group of the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
2017.2.3 The following paper has been accepted
Title:Effect of evacuation on liver function after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey Atsushi Takahashi , Tetsuya Ohira , Mitsuaki Hosoya , Seiji Yasumura , Masato Nagai , Hiromasa Ohira , Shigeatsu Hashimoto、 Hiroaki Satoh , Akira Sakai , Akira Ohtsuru , Yukihiko Kawasaki , Hitoshi Suzuki , Gen Kobashi , Kotaro Ozasa , Shunichi Yamashita , Kenji Kamiya , Masafumi Abe , for the Fukushima Health Management Survey Group Journal of Epidemiology
2017.1.10 The following paper has been accepted
Title: Persistent prevalence of polycythemia among evacuees 4 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake: a follow-up study Corresponding Author: Professor Akira Sakai Authors: Hironori Nakano, Ph.D.; Tetsuya Ohira, M.D., Ph.D.; Mitsuaki Hosoya, M.D., Ph.D.; Seiji Yasumura, M.D., Ph.D.; Akira Ohrsuru, M.D., Ph.D.; Hiroaki Satoh, M.D., Ph.D.; Yukihiko Kawasaki, M.D., Ph.D.; Hitoshi Suzuki, M.D., Ph.D.; Atsushi Takahashi, M.D., Ph.D.; Yoshihiro Sugiura, M.D., Ph.D.; Hiroaki Shishido, M.D., Ph.D.; Yoshimitsu Hayashi, M.D., Ph.D.; Hideto Takahashi, Ph.D.; Gen Kobashi, M.D., Ph.D.; Kotaro Ozasa, M.D., Ph.D.; Shigeatsu Hashimoto, M.D., Ph.D.; Hitoshi Ohto, M.D., Ph.D.; Masafumi Abe, M.D., Ph.D. Preventive Medicine Reports
2016.12.20 The following paper has been accepted
Ueda Y, Yabe H, Maeda M, Ohira T, Fujii S, Niwa S, Ohtsuru A, Mashiko H, Harigane M, Yasumura S; Fukushima Health Management Survey Group. "Drinking Behavior and Mental Illness Among Evacuees in Fukushima Following the Great East Japan Earthquake: The Fukushima Health Management Survey." Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Mar;40(3):623-30.
2016.11.25 The following paper has been accepted
Residence-related factors and psychological distress among evacuees after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident: a cross-sectional study Naoko Horikoshi, Hajime Iwasa, Norito Kawakami, Yuriko Suzuki,and Seiji Yasumura
BMC Psychiatry
2016.11.15 The following paper has been accepted
Exploring the Effect of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation on Prevention of Short-term Re-admission: A Hospital-based Study in Fukushima, Japan Noriko Endo, Aya Goto, Tomoko Suzuki, Seiji Yasumura
Journal of General and Family Medicine  2016, vol. 17, no. 2, p. 170–173
2016.11.14 The following paper has been accepted
Obstetric Outcomes In Women In Fukushima Prefecture During and After the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey Masako Hayashi, Keiya Fujimori, Seiji Yasumura, Aya Goto, Akihito Nakai
open journal of obstetrics and gynecology  Vol.6 No.12, November 2016
2016.11.10 The following paper has been accepted
The effect of a behavioral activation program on improving mental and physical health complaints associated with radiation stress among mothers in Fukushima: a randomized controlled trial Kotaro Imamura, Yuki Sekiya, Yumi Asai, Maki Umeda, Naoko Horikoshi, Seiji Yasumura, Hirooki Yabe, Tsuyoshi Akiyama and Norito Kawakami Email author
BMC Public Health
2016.10.25 The 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japan Epidemiological Association
Venue:CORASSE Fukushima
Organizer: Professor. Seiji Yasumura, Department of Public Health , School of Medicine, Fukushima Medical University
Period: 1-3 February 2018
2016.9.26 The following paper has been published
Yuriko Suzuki, Hirooki Yabe,Naoko Horikoshi, Seiji Yasumura, Norito Kawakami, Akira Ohtsuru, Hirobumi Mashiko,Masaharu Maeda,on behalf of the Mental Health Group of the Fukushima Health Management Survey.  Diagnostic accuracy of Japanese posttraumatic stress measures after a complex disaster: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. Asia‐Pacific Psychiatry 2016; 1–8
2016.9.21 The following paper has been published
Hiroaki Satoh, Tetsuya Ohira, Masato Nagai, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Akira Sakai, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Akira Ohtsuru, Yukihiko Kawasaki, Hitoshi Suzuki, Atsushi Takahashi, Gen Kobashi, Kotaro Ozasa , Seiji Yasumura, Shunichi Yamashita, Kenji Kamiya and Masafumi Abe. Prevalence of Renal Dysfunction among Evacuees and Non- evacuees after the Great East Earthquake: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Intern Med 55: 2563-2569
2016.8.31 The following Book has been published
"Public Health in a Nuclear Disaster: Message from Fukushima" Hiroshima University Press, 2016.
2016.8.22 The following Paper has been published
Three-year trend survey of psychological distress, post-traumatic stress, and problem drinking among residents in the evacuation zone after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident [The Fukushima Health Management Survey]
2016.8.2 The following paper has been published
A hypo-high-density lipoprotein cholesterolemia is caused by evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey Hiroaki Satoh, Tetsuya Ohira, Masato Nagai2, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Akira Sakai, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Akira Ohtsuru, Yukihiko Kawasaki, Hitoshi Suzuki, Atsushi Takahashi, Gen Kobashi, Kotaro Ozasa, Seiji Yasumura, Shunichi Yamashita, Kenji Kamiya, Masafumi Abe Internal Medicine Vol. 55 (2016) No. 15 p. 1967-1976
2016.7.11 The following paper has been published
Factors Associated With Enrollment and Adherence in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation in Japan Noriko Endo,Aya Goto,Tomoko Suzuki,Shin Matsuda,Seiji yasumura JCRP,vol35,P186-192 May/June2015
2016.7.1 The following paper has been published
Exploring the Effect of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation on Prevention of Short-term Re-admission: A Hospital-based Study in Fukushima, Japan. Noriko Endo, Aya Goto, Tomoko Suzuki, Seiji Yasumura. Journal of General and Family Medicine. Vol. 17 (2016) No. 2 p. 170-173
2016.6.20 The following paper has been published
Psychometric Evaluation of the Japanese Version of the Posttraumatic
Stress Disorder Checklist in Community Dwellers Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Incident-The Fukushima Health Management Survey
Hajime Iwasa, Yuriko Suzuki, Tetsuya Shiga, Masaharu Maeda, Hirooki Yabe, Seiji Yasumura, SAGE Open Jun 2016, 6 (2) 2158244016652444; DOI: 10.1177/2158244016652444
2016.4.25 The following paper has been accepted
Fukushima, mental health and suicide
Masaharu Maeda, Misari Oe, Evelyn Bromet, Seiji Yasumura, Hitoshi Ohto
J Epidemiol Community Health jech-2015-207086Published Online First: 9 March 2016 doi:10.1136/jech-2015-207086 http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2016/03/08/jech-2015-207086.extract?sid=4504c0c7-5709-4ff4-be15-64ed8d347af3
2016.2.26 The following paper has been accepted
Evacuation after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident Is a Cause of Diabetes: Results from the Fukushima Health Management Survey Hiroaki Satoh,Tetsuya Ohira, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Akira Sakai, Tsuyoshi Watanabe,Akira Ohtsuru, Yukihiko Kawasaki, Hitoshi Suzuki, Atsushi Takahashi, Gen Kobashi, Kotaro Ozasa, Seiji Yasumura, Shunichi Yamashita, Kenji Kamiya,andMasafumi Abe, Journal of Diabetes Research.:2015,627390, 9.
2016.1.26 The 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japan Epidemiological Association will be held in Fukushima on February, 2018. Venue: Fukushima-city, Japan Date: February, 2018 President: Seiji Yasumura (Fukushima Medical University) More details will be announced as and when they are available.

2016.1.4 The following paper has been accepted
1. Goto A, Lai AY, Rudd RE. Health literacy training for public health nurses in Fukushima: a multi-site program evaluation. Japan Medical Association Journal. 2015; 58: 1-9.
2. Lai AY, Goto A, Rudd RE. Advancing health literacy from a system perspective: health literacy training for healthcare professionals. European Health Psychologist. 2015; 17: 281-285.
3. Henning M, Goto A, Chi C, Rudd RE. Community Health Workers as the critical building blocks for health system strengthening: A two-case study of innovative CHWs in Zambia and Japan. Journal of Communication in Healthcare. 2015; 8: 241-249.

2015.11.17 The following paper has been accepted
1. Iwasa Hajime, Masui Yukie, Inagaki Hiroki, Yoshida Yuko, Shimada Hiroyuki, Otsuka Rika, Kikuchi Kazunori, Nonaka Kumiko, Yoshida Hideto, Yoshida Hideyo, Suzuki Takao: Development of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Index of Competence (JST-IC) to assess functional capacity in older adults: Conceptual definitions and preliminary items, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine 2015; 1: 2333721415609490, doi:10.1177/2333721415609490.
2. Yoshida Yuko, Iwasa Hajime, Kumagai Shu, Suzuki Takao, Awata Shuichi, Yoshida Hideyo: Longitudinal association between habitual physical activity and depressive symptoms in older people. Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2015; 69 (11): 686-92. doi: 10.1111/pcn.12324.

2015.9.7 The following paper has been accepted
Yuriko Suzuki, Hirooki Yabe, Seiji Yasumura, Tetsuya Ohira, Shin-Ichi Niwa, Akira Ohtsuru, Hirobumi Mashiko, Masaharu Maeda & Masafumi Abe, on behalf of the Mental Health Group of the Fukushima health management survey. Psychological distress and the perception of radiation risks: the Fukushima health management survey. Bull World Health Organ 2015;93:598–605
2015.9.3 The following paper has been accepted
YHajime IWASA, Yukie MASUI, Hiroki INAGAKI, Yuko YOSHIDA, Hiroyuki SHIMADA, Rika OTSUKA, Kazunori KIKUCHI, Kumiko NONAKA, Hiroto YOSHIDA, Hideyo YOSHIDA, Takao SUZUKI [Development of the Japan Science and Technology Agency Index of Competence (JST-IC) to assess functional capacity in older adults: Conceptual definitions and preliminary items] Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, in press
2015.8.25 The following paper has been accepted
Yoshida-Komiya, Hiromi; Goto, Aya; Yasumura, Seiji; Fujimori, Keiya; Abe, Masafumi. Immediate mental consequences of the great east Japan earthquake and Fukushima nuclear power Plant accident on mothers experiencing miscarriage, abortion, and stillbirth: the Fukushima health management survey. Fukushima Journal of Medical Science. 61(1): 66-71
2015.8.18 The following paper has been accepted
Reich MR, Goto A. Towards long-term responses in Fukushima. Lancet 2015; 386: 498-500.
2015.7.29 The following paper has been accepted
Ito S, Hashimoto M, Aduma S, Yasumura S. Effectiveness of locomotion training in a home visit preventive care project: one-group pre-intervention versus post-intervention design study. Journal of Orthopaedic Science. 20(6) (in press).
2015.7.2 The following paper has been accepted
The Basic Data for residents aged 15 years or younger who received a Comprehensive Health Check in 2011-2012 as a part of the Fukushima Health Management Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake Authors: Yukihiko Kawasaki, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Seiji Yasumura, Tetsuya Ohira, Hiroaki Satoh, Hitoshi Suzuki, Akira Sakai, Akira Ohtsuru, Atsushi Takahashi, Kotaro Ozasa, Gen Kobashi, Kenji Kamiya, Shunichi Yamashita, Masafumi Abe, and the Fukushima Health Management Survey Group
2015.6.18 The following paper has been accepted
Title: The Fukushima Health Management Survey: estimation of external doses to residents in Fukushima Prefecture. Authors: Tetsuo Ishikawa, Seiji Yasumura, Kotaro Ozasa, Gen Kobashi, Hiroshi Yasuda, Makoto Miyazaki, Keiichi Akahane, Shunsuke Yonai, Akira Ohtsuru, Akira Sakai, Ritsu Sakata, Kenji Kamiya1, Masafumi Abe
2015.6.8 The following paper has been accepted
Yuko Yoshida, Hajime Iwasa, Shu Kumagai, Takao Suzuki, Shuichi Awata and Hideyo Yoshida, Longitudinal Association Between Habitual Physical Activity and Depressive Symptoms in Older People, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (in press)
2015.5.11 The following report has been published
A Report from the 2013 International Symposium: The Evaluation of the Effects of Low-dose Radiation Exposure in the Life Span Study of Atomic Bomb Survivors and Other Similar Studies. Grant, E.J.; Ozasa, K.; Ban, N.; de González, A. Berrington; Cologne, J.; Cullings, H.M.; Doi, K.; Furukawa, K.; Imaoka, T.; Kodama, K.; Nakamura, N.; Niwa, O.; Preston, D.L.; Rajaraman, P.; Sadakane, A.; Saigusa, S.; Sakata, R.; Sobue, T.; Sugiyama, H.; Ullrich, R.; Wakeford, R.; Yasumura, S.; Milder, C.M.; Shore, R.E. Less. Health Physics. 108(5):551-556, May 2015.
2015.4.20 The following report has been published
Tomoko Inamasu, Sara J Schonfeld, Masafumi Abe,et al. Environmental Health (2015) 14-26.
Environmental Health
2015.1.8 We warmly welcome three new graduate students!
Kayoko Ishii (PhD program)
Yukari Adachi (MD/PhD program)
Rui Watanabe (MD/PhD program)
2014.12.25   The following paper has been accepted:
Sakai  Akira, Ohira  Tetsuya, Hosoya  Mitsuaki, Ohtsuru  Akira, Satoh
 Hiroaki, Kawasaki  Yukihiko, Suzuki  Hitoshi, Takahashi  Atsushi, Kobashi
Gen, Ozasa  Kotaro, Yasumura  Seiji, Yamashita  Shunichi, Kamiya  Kenji,
Abe  Masafumi. Life as an evacuee after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power
plant accident is a cause of polycythemia: the Fukushima Health Management
Survey. BMC Public Health
2014.11.12   The following paper has been accepted:
Endo N, Goto A, Suzuki T, Matsuda S, Yasumura S. Factors associated with
enrollment and adherence of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation in Japan.
Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention.
 2014.10.09  The following paper has been accepted for advance online publication. Seiji
Yasumura. EVACUATION EFFECT ON EXCESS MORTALITY AMONG INSTITUTIONALIZED
ELDERLY AFTER THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ACCIDENT.
https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/fms/advpub/0/advpub_2014-13/_article
2014.09.16  Dr. Suzuki has been awarded "Top Student Prize" from Australasian
Epidemiological Association.
2014.09.11  The following paper has been accepted: Emiko Saito, Shouzoh Ueki, Nobufumi
Yasuda, Sachiko Yamazaki and Seiji Yasumura. Risk factors of functional
disability among community-dwelling elderly people by household in Japan:
a prospective cohort study. BMC Geriatrics 2014, 14:93
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/14/93
2014.07.31 As of 25 June 2014, Professor Yasumura was appointed as the President of
the Japan Socio-Gerontological Society.
 2014.07.17 PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS AFTER THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND FUKUSHIMA
DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ACCIDENT: RESULTS OF A MENTAL HEALTH AND
LIFESTYLE SURVEY THROUGH THE FUKUSHIMA HEALTH MANAGEMENT SURVEY IN FY2011
AND FY2012
HIROOKI YABE, YURIKO SUZUKI, HIROBUMI MASHIKO, YOKO NAKAYAMA, MITSURU
HISATA, SHIN-ICHI NIWA, SEIJI YASUMURA, SHUNICHI YAMASHITA, KENJI KAMIYA,
MASAFUMI ABE, ON BEHALF OF THE MENTAL HEALTH GROUP OF THE FUKUSHIMA HEALTH
MANAGEMENT SURVEY

PREGNANCY AND BIRTH SURVEY AFTER THE GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE AND
FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ACCIDENT IN FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE
KEIYA FUJIMORI, HYO KYOZUKA, SHUN YASUDA, AYA GOTO, SEIJI YASUMURA, MISAO
OTA, AKIRA OHTSURU, YASUHISA NOMURA, KENICHI HATA, KOUTA SUZUKI, AKIHITO
NAKAI, MIEKO SATO, SHIRO MATSUI, KYOKO NAKANO, MASAFUMI ABE, FOR THE
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH SURVEY GROUP OF THE FUKUSHIMA HEALTH MANAGEMENT SURVEY
 2014.06.23
 Kuroda Y, Iwamitsu Y, Miyashita M, Hirai K, Kanai Y, Kawakami S, Nakano K,
Nakagawa K. Views of death with regard to end-of-life care preferences
among cancer patients at a Japanese university hospital. Palliative &
Supportive Care, (in press)
 2014.04.01  New to our Department. We are pleased to welcome two assistant professors, Shinya Ito and Yujiro Kuroda.
 2013.08.20
 A message from Dr. Ngoma arrived! He updated this web page for over two years. Thank you, Ngoma-sensei!
【message】
 2013.07.05
  Nakamura K, Miura K, Nakagawa H, Okamura T, Okuda N, Nishimura k, Yasumura S, Sakata K, Hidaka H, Okayama A.
treated and untreated hypertension,hospitalization,and medical expenditure:an epidemiological study in314622 beneficiaries of the medical insurance system in japan
J Haypertens,1032-42,31(5),2013.
 2013.06.25
 Alain Mayindu Ngoma, Aya Goto, Yoshihiro Sawamura, Kenneth E. Nollet, Hitoshi Ohto, Seiji Yasumura.Analysis of blood donor deferral in Japan: characteristics and reasons.Transfusion and Apheresis Science.
2013.04.24 “Geriatrics & Gerontology International” : Read a selection of the latest Editor’s Choice articles for Free! Sachiko Yamazaki, Kyoko Nakano, et al.’s article entitled “Prediction of functional disability by depressive state among community-dwelling elderly in Japan: A prospective cohort study” (Sachiko Yamazaki1, Kyoko Nakano, Emiko Saito, Seiji Yasumura) has also been selected by the Editor.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291447-0594?dmmsmid=73101&dmmspid=12960018&dmmsuid=1941727
2013.03.28 Alain Mayindu Ngoma, Aya Goto, Sachiko Yamazaki, Munehito Machida, Takahiro Kanno, Kenneth E. Nollet, Hitoshi Ohto, Seiji Yasumura. Barriers and motivators to blood donation among university students in Japan: Development of a measurement tool. Vox Sanguinis.(In press)
2012.12.17 Ngoma Mayindu Alain, Goto Aya, Suzuki Yuriko, Tsutomi Hiroshi, Yasumura Seiji. Support-seeking behavior among Japanese mothers at high-risk of mental health problems: a community-based study at a city health center. Fukushima J Med Sci. 2012;58(2):117-26.
2012.12.07 Video clips about the disaster: http://vimeo.com/channels/usjapan/page:1
2012.11.19 Seiji Yasumura,Aya Goto,Sachiko Yamazaki,Michael R. Reich. Excess mortality among relocated institutionalized elderly after Fukushima nuclear disaster Public Health. Public Health.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033350612003800 
2012.10.09  The FUKUSHIMA Global Seminar 2012: Brief report
2012.08.30 Special Article: Study Protocol for the Fukushima Health Management Survey Seiji Yasumura, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Shunichi Yamashita, Kenji Kamiya, Masafumi Abe, Makoto Akashi, Kazunori Kodama, and Kotaro Ozasa, for the Fukushima Health Management Survey Group J Epidemiol 2012; doi:10.2188/jea.JE20120105 [Advance Publication by J-STAGE]
2012.08.16 The Epidemiological Research Training Course V-3: Brief report
2012.06.14 Reflections on the Mental Health consequences of Nuclear Power Plant Disasters and Implications for Epidemiologic Research in Northeast Japan. (Abstract)Evelyn Bromet
2012.05.24 The Second Evidence Based Medecine- Training of Trainers in the Department of Public Health, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine: Brief Report.
2012.04.10 http://www.nature.com/news/japan-s-post-fukushima-earthquake-health-woes-go-beyond-radiation-effects-1.10179
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=japans-post-fukushima-earthquake-health-woes-beyond-radiation
2012.03.14

Overview video of the Fukushima Health Management Survey

2012.03.08 Yes, students can!
Surviving Earthquakes.
2012.02.10 March 11, I remember......
2011.11.18 English Journal Club: moving forward
sample slides 2.
2011.10.18 Department of Public Health’s English Journal Club: a semester has passed.
sample slides.
2011.08.05 Newsmaker Interview: Professor Seiji Yasumura Fukushima Begins 30-Year Odyssey in Radiation HealthBy Dennis Normile
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6043/684.full
2011.08.05 About the 60th meeting of the Tohoku society of Public Health
2011.08.05 Suzuki Y, Weissbecker I. Post-disaster mental health care in Japan. Lancet. 2011 Jul 23; 378(9788):317.
2011.07.06 The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Faculty Provide Health Expertise to People of Japan in Video PSAs(public service announcements) : http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2011/05/9878/ucsf-faculty-provide-health-expertise-people-japan-video-psas
2011.07.06

Response to the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis in Japan (Experts from Harvard School of Public Health): http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/forum/japan-crises.cfm

2011.06.17 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Fukushima revives the low-dose debate. Normile D. Science. 2011 May 20;332(6032):908-10.S
2011.06.02 Professor Yasumura Seiji, head of the Department of Public Health at Fukushima Medical University,is one of the core members of a large survey team set up to investigate radiation health effects among Fukushima citizens.
2011.04.26 Radiation levels in the open air at Fukushima Medical University (Hyperlink)
2011.04.26 Review article on Radiation: Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents.
Christodouleas JP, Forrest RD, Ainsley CG, Tochner Z, Hahn SM, Glatstein E.
N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print]
2011.04.14 The Department of Public Health has now opened an English Homepage
2011.04.14 Updated information on radioactivity in Fukushima:
http://www.iaea.org (Recommended by the Japan Epidemiological Association)

http://www.worldvillage.org/fia/kinkyu_english.php

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/japan/index.html

http://www.nirs.go.jp/ENG/index.html (Recommended by the Japan Epidemiological Association)

http://www.who.int/hac/crises/jpn/faqs/en/index.html (Recommended by the Japan Epidemiological Association)

http://www.cochrane.org/features/evidence-aid-resources-japanese-earthquake-and-tsunami
(Recommended by the Japan Epidemiological Association)


2011.04.14 Official announcement of our Department's response to the March 11 earthquake and subsequent disasters:
http://www.cbbstoday.org/nollet_fukushima.php