Department of Epidemiology

The purpose of the study program carried out by the Departments of Epidemiology is to better understand how atomic bomb radiation exposure affects health through the long-term follow-up of the Life Span StudyIn Utero Study, and Children of Atomic-bomb Survivors (F1) Study cohorts.

Epidemiology Departments in Hiroshima and Nagasaki have similar organizational structures. The department in each city has sections of the Master File Section, Tumor and Tissue Registry Office, and Pathology Laboratory , and additionally the Epidemiological Analysis Office in Hiroshima and Computer Management Office in Nagasaki.

Epidemiological programs are at the center of RERF’s scientific programs and are internationally recognized as a major source of radio-epidemiological data.

Research scientists and their research interests

  • Hiroshima
    Kotaro Ozasa, MD, PhD, Department Chief

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Regional cancer registry
    Epidemiology of cancer/non-cancer
    Lifestyle and health/diseases

    Ritsu Sakata, PhD, Assistant Department Chief 

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Cancer epidemiology

    Alina V. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Analysis of radiation risk
    Cancer epidemiology
    Molecular epidemiology

    Hiromi Sugiyama, PhD

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Cancer epidemiology
    Local cancer registry
    Tissue registries

    Atsuko Sadakane, MD, PhD

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Epidemiology of cancer/non-cancer

    Mai Utada, PhD

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Cancer epidemiology
    Local cancer registry
    Tissue registries

    Yukiko Shimizu, PhD, Part-time Professional

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Radiation risk on cancer/non-cancer

    Jun Nagano, MD, PhD, Part-time Professional

    Life Span Study in RERF
    Diet and cancer
    Stress and chronic disease

 

  • Nagasaki
    Midori Soda, MD, Consultant

    Local cancer registry
    Tissue registries
    Cancer epidemiology
    Menopause risk factors, including atomic-bomb radiation

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