Staff and specialities

Professor (Emeritus): Hirotsugu UESHIMA, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair: Katsuyuki MIURA, M.D., Ph.D.
	Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Public Health
Associate Professor: Akira FUJIYOSHI, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
	Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Public Health
Assistant Professor: Naoyuki TAKASHIMA, M.D., Ph.D.
	Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Public Health
Special Contract Assistant Professor: Takashi HISAMATSU, M.D., Ph.D.

Outline of the department

<Our Department>
In order to contribute extension of "health life expectancies in Japan", our department is providing a lot of epidemiological evidence in Japan, especially for cardiovascular disease prevention.

<Our Policy>
A new era has come to Japan. The success in Japan in lowering infant and tuberculosis mortality during the period 1940 to 1960, and in reducing stroke mortality by 80% from 1965 to the present, has resulted in the highest longevity in the world. The main task in this new era is not only to lower mortality further but also to promote health and to improve the quality of life, especially for the elderly.

<Research Interests>
1) To clarify risk factors for hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease,
   diabetes and other lifestyle-related diseases by prospective cohort studies
   and meta-analyses of cohort studies.(JALS, EPOCH-JAPAN)
2) To conduct international collaborative epidemiological studies on hypertension,
   stroke, coronary heart disease and sub-clinical atherosclerotic diseases.
   (APCSC, INTERMAP/INTERLIPID, ERA-JUMP)
3) To clarify risk factors which disturb the health of the elderly and to improve
   the health care system for handicapped elderly people.(NIPPON DATA)
4) To conduct intervention studies by non-pharmacological means for those who have
   mild hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and glucose intolerance.
5) To make lifestyle modification tools and programs for smoking cessation, alcohol
   modulation, exercise, salt reduction, and other healthy lifestyles.(HIPOP-OHP)
6) To carry out community and worksite intervention studies to prevent major causes
   of death and to promote a healthy life.
7) To improve the health care and its delivery system in communities.