Research Fields, Keywords

Maternal and Child health, global health, epidemiology, pregnancy planning, parenting support, Vietnam, capacity building, health literacy

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Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Concurrently ,  Fukushima Global Medical Science Center ,  Radiation Medical Science Center for Fukushima Health Management Survey

  • Duty ,  Fukushima Medical University ,  Integrated Center for Science and Humanities ,  Professor

Graduating School 【 display / non-display

  • Yamagata University ,  Faculty of Medicine ,  Graduated ,  JAPAN ,  1995

Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • Harvard School of Public Health ,  ,  Master's Course ,  Completed ,  UNITED STATES ,  1998

  • Yamagata University ,  Graduate School, Division of Medicine ,  Doctor's Course ,  Completed ,  JAPAN ,  2000

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Harvard School of Public Health -  Master of Public Health

Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2000.10

    Population Council, Fellow

  • 2002.01

    Department of Public Health

  • 2012

    Harvard School of Public Health, Takemi Fellow

  • 2016.04

    Center for Integrated Science and Humanities

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Society of Public Health ,  JAPAN

  • Japan Association for International Health ,  JAPAN

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Health literacy

  • Global health

  • Maternal and child health

  • Public Health

  • Epidemiology

Qualification acquired 【 display / non-display

  • Board Certified Supervisory Physician for Public Health and Social Medicine ,  2017

Current state of research and teaching activities 【 display / non-display

  • Dr. Goto's main research interests are reproductive health, parenting support and health literacy. Her translational research has been conducted in tight collaboration with local communities in Fukushima and Ho Chi Minh City and is combined with the capacity building of local health care professionals in health information, as well as maternal and child health care. Since Fukushima nuclear accident, Dr. Goto has been working closely with local public health nurses helping them respond appropriately to concerns among parents of small children about elevated background radiation.


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Epidemiology of pregnancy planning, child birth and parenting

  • Implementation and evaluation of parenting support programs

    Parenting difficulty, parenting support, mental health support

  • Research Training in Vietnam

    Epidemiology, global health, Vietnam, capacity building

  • Health literacy training in Fukushima

    Health literacy, Fukushima, capacity building

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Change in sense of food safety associated with social connectedness and information sources—A 10-year longitudinal survey before and after the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident

    Kuroda Y, Goto A, Terauchi H, Suzuki S

    Public Health ,  194   156 - 162 ,  2021.05

    Multiple Authorship ,  ISBN: 00333506


  • Incidence and relapse triggers of childhood idiopathic nephrotic syndrome between 2006 and 2016: A population-based study in Fukushima, Japan

    Kume Y, Kawasaki Y, Suyama K, Maeda R, Takahashi Y, Hoshino M, Suzuki S, Mitomo M, Nozawa R, Namai Y, Sakuma H, Kaneko M, Oda S, Murai H, Kanno S, Nagasawa K, Ito M, Suzuki H, Ohara S, Go H, Goto A, Hosoya M

    The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine ,  253 (2) 125 - 134 ,  2021.02

    Multiple Authorship ,  ISBN: 0040-8727

  • Feedback assessment from the audience as a part of the health literacy training for health professionals: a case from Fukushima after the nuclear accident

    Goto A, Yumiya Y, Ueda K.

    Annals of ICRP ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

  • Incidence of and improvement in inappropriate parental behaviors of mothers with young children: a retrospective cohort study conducted in collaboration with a local government

    Arai T, Goto A, Komatsu M, Yasumura S.

    Archives of Public Health ,  79   37 ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

  • The development of an application tool to support returnees in Fukushima

    Ohba T, Goto A, Nakano H, Nollet KE, Murakami M, Koyama Y, Honda K, Yoshida K, Yumiya Y, Kuroda Y, Kumagai A, Ohira T, Tanigawa K.

    Annals of ICRP ,  2021

    Multiple Authorship

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Children and Young People’s Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction. Agency and Resilience.

    Mort M, Rodríguez-Giralt I, Delicadoed A (Part:Participatory tools for disaster risk reduction among children and young people) (Page:117-150)

    Bristol University Press ,  2020

    Rowland J, Arenas M, Cordani F, Grisi A, Nikolaraizi M, Papazafiri M, Lloyd Williams A, Goto A, Bingley A.

  • Mobile apps for monitoring radiation doses, health and welfare in the context of a nuclear or radiological accident

    Liutsko L, Fattibene P, Della Monaca S, Goto A, Laurier D, Ohba T, Oughton D, Sarukhan A, Tanigawa K, Tomkiv Y, Cardis E

    Shamisen-sings ,  2020

  • Governing Health Systems for Nations and Communities around the World


    Lamprey & Lee ,  2015

  • Basic methodology of scientific research for clinicians

    JICA Partnership Program ,  2014

Work 【 display / non-display

  • Reproducive Tract Infection Survey, JICA Reproductive Health Project, Nghe An, Vietnam


  • Epidemiological Research Training Course, Vietnam


Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • Distinguished Reviewer 2011

    2012.01 ,  JAPAN

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Comment on the “Talk to the Authors: The Puzzle of Vaccine Hesitancy”

    Tokyo College webinar , 


  • Overview of the main challenges for the health professional to accompany the local population with regard to social and psychological problems following the accident

    IRPA and EDF Radiation Protection Council webinar , 


  • Working toward improving maternal and child health when facing a crisis: short and long term responses after the nuclear accident in 2011

    Oregon State University Center for Global Health Seminar , 


  • Finding the best home for your paper

    Ho Chi Minh City Medical Association Academic Writing Course , 


  • Mothers' voices regarding pregnancy and child rearing in Fukushima: Pregnancy and Birth Survey data

    The International Symposium of Radiation Medical Science Center of Fukushima Medical University , 


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Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Society of Public Health


  • Japan Association for International Health


  • Japanese Society of Public Health