Kyoto University School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Message from the Dean
Professional Degree Course: Master of Public Health
Doctoral program: Doctor of Public Health (3-year)
Doctoral program: Doctor of Medical Sciences (4-year)
(Thesis) Research List
Voices of Graduates
Professor: Tosiya Sato
We are looking for students interested in biology and medicine, good with mathematics and statistics, who are interested in a statistics approach.
Professor：Yosuke Yamamoto, MD, PhD
Visualizing various health conditions to solve medical and social problems
Pharmacoepidemiology・Clinical Research Management
Professor: Koji Kawakami
Conducting a variety of research rooted in the questions from the industries, the researchers and students from diverse backgrounds in our laboratory area very unique group.
Professor: Fumihiko Matsuda
Analysis of disease using the information written in the genome, in the post-genome projects, is one of the most important issues.
Master Program for Clinical Research（MCR）
Program director: Shunichi Fukuhara
Medical research should promote clinical research, at the same time as promoting life science research.
Healthcare Economics and Quality Management
Professor: Yuichi Imanaka
”Healthcare quality and economic efficiency
From problem-solving to innovative creation
Medical Ethics・Medical Genetics (Genetic Counsellor Course）
Professor: Shinji Kosugi
Beginning with a personalize healthcare based on pharmacogenetics, and healthcare using genomic and genetic information, we train talent with a high level of specialized knowledge and technology, as well as communication skills in order to become the interface between understanding the patients and families and providing them with new healthcare treatment.
Professor: Takeo Nakayama
When facing life, aging, disease and death, what’s the kind of information” and “communication” that can comfort people.
Associate professor: Miho Iwakuma
If people are involved, there will be communication. We conduct research to understand healthcare and medicine from a communication point.
Management of Technology and Intellectual Property
Professor: Chikako Saotome
We are looking to foster future intellectual property directors who utilized the life sciences research results in society.
Health and Environmental Sciences
Professor: Hiroshi Nishiura
We excel into infectious disease epidemiology and theoretical epidemiology. We would like to welcome anyone who would like to be expert of data analysis in the event of an epidemic crisis.
Health Promotion and Human Behavior
Professor: Toshiaki Furukawa, MD, PhD
We are waiting for people who want to apply cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and clinical epidemiology (EBM) in their medical practice. Why not research to change the world’s clinical practice together?
Preventive Services (Health Service Center)
Professor: Takashi Kawamura
• Healing sick people is the origin of healthcare, however, preventing disease from occurring.
Department of Social Epidemiology
We study social determinants of health and how to achieve health equity. Social determinants of health at the levels of society and community include income inequality, economic crises, and social capital; and those at individual level include income, educational attainment, occupation, and interpersonal relationships. We have also conduct intervention studies aiming to achieve health equity in the community.
Ecology with Emphasis in the Environment（Center for Southeast Asian Studies）
Professor: Wataru Yamazaki
Using an ecological approach, we analyse the correlation of a variety of factors related to infectious diseases caused by individual pathogens
Professor: Kozo Matsubayashi
“Field Medicine” is the research area that attempts to re-capture disease and aging in the context of culture and natural environment