Faculty of Health Sciences/Graduate School of Health Sciences/Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Hokkaido University

Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology

The Department of Health Sciences and Technology was established on April 1, 2011. It presently comprises 10 academic staff and 15 visiting scholars with diverse, interdisciplinary specializations ranging across the fields of medical informatics, neuroscience, anthropology, environmental health sciences, and metabolic biochemistry. They are charged not only with the education of graduate students in Health Sciences related Master/Doctor Courses, but also undergraduate students from a wide range of majors including Nursing, Radiological Science and Technology, and Medical Technology.
We also collaborate internationally with researchers in diverse fields, and expect these activities to cultivate human resources with strong international and interdisciplinary research potential who can succeed in a multitude of fields.

Fields of Research

Non-invasive neuroimaging, Biomedical engineering (Yokosawa)
Medical Informatics, Healthcare System, Health economics (Ogasawara)
Global Health, Nutritional Anthropology, QOL and Well-being (Yamauchi)
Environmental Health, Environmental Epidemiology (Ikeda)
Lipid metabolism, Oxidative stress response, Mitochondrial function regulation, and Functional antioxidants (Hui)

Research Labs

Laboratory of Social Medical Informatics
Laboratory of Functional Neuroimaging
Laboratory of Human Ecology
Laboratory of Environmental Health Sciences
Chemistry laboratory on cell metabolism


Specially Appointed Professor

Hitoshi CHIBA


Koichi YOKOSAWA / Katsuhiko OGASAWARA / Taro YAMAUCHI / Atsuko IKEDA / Shu-ping HUI



Assistant professors


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