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Executive Director
Kazunori Kodama

MD, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, 1972
PhD, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, 1983
Professional appointments
The Hospital of St Raphael, Yale University
1976-1981 Resident, Department of Internal Medicine; Cardiology Fellow, Department of Cardiology
Hiroshima University School of Medicine
1983-1987 Lecturer, Division of Intensive Care Medicine, Hiroshima University Hospital
1999-2002 Professor, Department of Health Science, School of Health Sciences
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
1989-1999 Chief, Department of Clinical Studies (Hiroshima)
2002-2007 Chief, Department of Epidemiology (Hiroshima)
2004-2017 Chief Scientist
2018- Executive Director
Professional activities
Japan Epidemiological Association (President: Jan. 2007-Jan. 2010)
Japan Radiation Research Society
Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (Certified physician)
Japanese Circulation Society (Certified cardiologist)
Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (Fellow)
American College of Cardiology (Fellow)
International Epidemiological Association
Honors and awards
1992 Award for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (Japan Heart Foundation)
2006 Distinguished Service Award (Japanese Society of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention)
2011 Distinguished Service Award (Japan Epidemiological Association)
2012 Award for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (Japan Heart Foundation)
Recent Publications
  1. Adams MJ, Grant EJ, Kodama K, Shimizu Y, Kasagi F, Suyama A, Sakata R, Akahoshi M. Radiation dose associated with renal failure mortality: A potential pathway to partially explain increased cardiovascular disease mortality observed after whole-body irradiation. Radiat Res, 2012; 177(2):220-8.
  2. Ozasa K, Shimizu Y, Suyama A, Kasagi F, Soda M, Grant EJ, Sakata R, Sugiyama H, Kodama K. Studies of the mortality of atomic bomb survivors, Report 14, 1950-2003: An overview of cancer and noncancer diseases. Radiat Res, 2012; 177(3):229-43.
  3. Takahashi I, Abbott RD, Ohshita T, Takahashi T, Ozasa K, Akahoshi M, Fujiwara S, Kodama K, Matsumoto M. A prospective follow-up study of the association of radiation exposure with fatal and non-fatal stroke among atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1980-2003). BMJ Open, 2012; 2(1):e000654.
  4. Kodama K, Ozasa K, Okubo T. Radiation and cancer risk in atomic-bomb survivors. J Radiol Prot, 2012; 32(1):N51-4.
  5. Kodama K, Ozasa K, Katayama H, Shore RE, Okubo T. Radiation effects on cancer risks in the Life Span Study cohort. Radiat Prot Dosimetry, 2012; 151(4):674-6.
  6. Hsu WL, Preston DL, Soda M, Sugiyama H, Funamoto S, Kodama K, Kimura A, Kamada N, Dohy H, Tomonaga M, Iwanaga M, Miyazaki Y, Cullings HM, Suyama A, Ozasa K, Shore RE, Mabuchi K. The incidence of leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma among atomic bomb survivors: 1950-2001. Radiat Res, 2013; 179(3):361-82.
  7. Wondergem J, Boerma M, Kodama K, Stewart FA, Trott KR. Cardiovascular effects after low-dose exposure and radiotherapy: what research is needed? Radiat Environ Biophys, 2013; 52(4):425-34.