What is epidemiology?

Epidemiology is the study of factors that influence health and disease in communities and populations. Epidemiological research methods are the foundation of public health, and epidemiologists aim to improve health and reduce risk factors for disease and illness.

What we do in the field of epidemiology

Epidemiology faculty in our SPH are involved in a wide range of research areas, including


Current project

  • Assessment about holmium laser nucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Outcome after surgery in patients with moyamoya disease
  • Association between laboratory test results, cognitive function, and brain atrophy
  • J-ECOH Study and its substudies on exercise epidemiology and nutritional epidemiology
  • Action research in volunteer activities for providing meals in local area of Tokyo
  • Health promotion for children, community dwelling adults and workers in China and Bangladesh
  • Nurturing early career researchers and promoting research