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

Doctoral Program Supervising Faculty and Research Topics

Oct. 1, 2023
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Advanced Medical Sciences

Faculty Name and Email Major Research Topics
Professor
Tamotsu KAMISHIMA
ktamotamo2*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Research on automatic detection of joint space narrowing using radiography
  2. Research on quantitative evaluation of inflammatory joint disease activity using ultrasound and MR images
  3. Research on the quantification of osteoporosis
Professor
Hiroyuki YAMAGUCHI
hiroyuki*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Persistent infection of intercellular pathogens and its molecular basis
  2. Adaptive strategy of human pathogens for their surviving in natural environments
  3. Analysis of symbiosis among microbes focused on an interaction of unculturable bacteria with amoebae
Professor
Akihiro ISHIZU
aishizu*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Pathology and pathogenesis of vasculitis
  2. Biophylaxis and its disorders
  3. Analysis of immune cell function
Professor
Shu-ping HUI
keino*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Research on plasma lipoproteins and bioactive lipids
  2. Research on dyslipidemia such as ectopic lipid storage disease
  3. Research on oxidative stress response and regulation of mitochondrial function
  4. Research and development of functional foods and elucidation of mechanism of action
Professor
Michitaka OZAKI
ozaki-m*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Analysis of molecular mechanism of biological stress, stress response and adaptation
  2. Liver physio-pathology and its systemic impact (a comprehensive study of cell/organ function and whole body conditions)
  3. Spatio-temporal bio-analysis by non-invasive visualization and monitoring of molecular function / cellular atmosphere and, its clinical application
Associate Professor
Hiroyuki SUGIMORI
sugimori*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Development of deep learning–based diagnostic assistance programs
  2. Development of quantitative image processing algorithms  for medical images
  3. Medical image analysis with computer vision and programming
Associate Professor
Hiroyuki TAKASHIMA
hirotakashima*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Quantitative image analysis for various disorders
  2. Study for metabolism of muscle and bone with aging and inflammation
  3. Development of image analysis for musculoskeletal disorders
Associate Professor
Hisanori FUKUNAGA
hisanori.fukunaga*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Elucidation of tissue-sparing effect following spatially fractionated radiation and its application for radiotherapy
  2. Biochemical analysis on interactions between biomolecules damaged by radiation
Associate Professor
Sanae KAGA
sanae*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Assessment of cardiovascular diseases using ultrasonography
  2. Assessment of age-related changes in cardiac shape and function
  3. Study of method for standardization and accuracy control of ultrasonographic examination
Associate Professor
Toshihiro SAKURAI
sakura*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Plasma lipid and lipoprotein metabolism
  2. Development of clinical examination and analytical methods
  3. Functional food chemistry for health
Associate Professor
Shogo TAMURA
stamura*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1.  Elucidation of the bone marrow hematopoietic microenvironment
  2. Development of bone marrow organoids
  3. Molecular pathophysiology of congenital blood coagulation disorders

Comprehensive Health Sciences

Faculty Name and Email Key Field of Research
Professor
Harukazu TOHYAMA
tohyama*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Rehabilitation for the anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  2. Biomechanics for sports injuries
  3. Biology and biomechanics of tendon and ligament
Professor
Hiroshi MAEJIMA
maeji*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Synaptic modification induced by exercise and motor learning
  2. Synaptic plasticity induced by neurotrophin expression
  3. Health promotion and prevention of degenerative change in the elderly
Professor
Takako CHIKENJI
chikenji*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Cell senescence in regeneration and inflammatory disease
  2. Mesenchymal progenitors/stromal cells in inflammatory disease
Professor
Koichi YOKOSAWA
yokosawa*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Non-invasive measurements and imaging of human   cognitive functions
  2. Inter-brain interaction during communication
  3. Evaluation of mental states by spatiotemporal-analyzing functional information of human brain
Professor
Katsuhiko OGASAWARA
oga*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Hospital management and health system research
  2. Tele-healthcare system and social health informatics
  3. Medical technology assessment and health economics
Professor
Taro YAMAUCHI
taroy*med.hokudai.ac.jp
Fieldwork in small societies in developing countries

  1. Global Health: basic human needs (BHN) & QOL of local populations/societies
  2. Child Health: food & nutrition, physical activity, growth & development, physical fitness, behavioral pattern
  3. Transdisciplinary Research: participatory action research by local children to co-create healthy community (e.g., water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH))
Professor
Atsuko IKEDA
AAraki*cehs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Epidemiological studies of Environmental Chemical Exposure and its effect on adverse health outcomes
  2. Birth cohort studies on environment and children’s health
  3. Indoor air quality and inhabitants’ health
Professor
Shu-ping HUI
keino*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Research on lipoproteins, lipid peroxides, fatty acid and biologically active lipids (plasmalogen, lysophospholipid, cardiolipin)
  2. Development of biomarkers and testing reagents
  3. Research on NASH, lipid droplets and functional foods
Associate Professor
Mina SAMUKAWA
mina*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Mechanisms and prevention of sports injuries
  2. Effects of therapeutic exercises
  3. Warm-up and physical performance
Associate Professor
Taisuke MIYAZAKI
miyazaki*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Molecular mechanism of neurotransmitter-specific contact between pre- and postsynapse
  2. Molecular mechanism of excitatory and inhibitory network formation in the cerebellum
  3. Zone-specific neuronal circuit in the cerebellar cortex
Associate Professor
Naoya HASEGAWA
n_hasegawa*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Rehabilitation for movement disorders
  2. Motor learning on postural control and Effects of sensory  biofeedback training
  3. Mechanism and Quantitative assessment of postural control
Associate Professor
Mika OTSUKI
lasteroideb612*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Clinical neuropsychological study on cognitive impairment
  2.  Interdisciplinary research of mechanism of language
  3. Study on mechanism of cognitive impairment integrating functional images and electrophysiological study
Associate Professor
BOMME GOWDA SIDDABASAVE GOWDA
gowda*gfr.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Lipid profiling for disease biomarker discovery using advanced LC-MS
  2. Synthesis and functional studies of bioactive lipids [ex: FAHFAs, oxylipins, S1P]
  3. Food composition analysis and their constituents, screening for inhibition of lipid metabolism disorders [ex: obesity]

Nursing Sciences

Faculty Name and Email Key Field of Research
Professor
Michiko YUKI
yukimck*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Development of rehabilitation nursing skills
  2. Nursing program for deterioration prevention of older adults with chronic disease
  3. Disability prevention program among the community-dwelling older adults
  4. Nursing support to care-recipients and family caregivers at home
Professor
Michitaka OZAKI
ozaki-m*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Analysis of molecular mechanism of biological stress response and adaptation
  2. Liver physio-pathology and its systemic impact (a comprehensive study of cell/organ function and whole body conditions)
  3. Optic imaging: non-invasive visualization and monitoring of molecular function / cellular atmosphere and its application for diagnosis and therapy
Professor
Rika YANO
r-yano*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Development of Nursing Care Outcome Model
  2. Visualization of Nursing Arts by Expert Nurses
  3. Study on Educational Strategies for Developing Nursing Skills
Professor
Yasuhiko EBINA
ebiyas*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Research on women’s mental health care
  2. Research on support for mothers and children who requires social and emotional help
  3. Research on women’s cancer awareness, prevention, and screening
Professor
Etsuko TADAKA
e_tadaka*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. The generation of evidence and development of preventive approaches related to health/longevity
  2. The development of new theories, techniques, indicators, and manufacturing in community care systems/programs
  3. Empirical research on the prevention of social isolation and loneliness and community development
  4. The setting and solving agenda related to public and community nursing in the next society
Professor
Naomi SUMI
nsumi*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Standardization and development of programs for discharge planning and community medical cooperation
  2. Research of care system and care management for cancer patients and their families
  3. Development and evaluation of advance practice of clinical nursing specialists and education in CNS course
  4. Development of cancer education for students and adolescents
Professor
Katsuhiko OGASAWARA
oga*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Nursing informatics: ontology and knowledge system
  2. Tele-healthcare system and social health informatics
  3. Nursing economics and medical technology assessment
Professor
Taro YAMAUCHI
taroy*med.hokudai.ac.jp
Fieldwork in small societies in developing countries

  1. Global Health: basic human needs of local communities and QOL of local populations
  2. Human Ecology: food and nutrition, physical activity, body size and composition, behavioral pattern
  3. Child Health: nutritional status, growth and development, physical fitness, lifestyle
Professor
Atsuko IKEDA
AAraki*cehs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Epidemiological studies of Environmental Chemical Exposure and its effect on adverse health outcomes
  2. Birth cohort studies on environment and children’s health
  3. Indoor air quality and inhabitants’ health
Associate Professor
Naoko MIYAJIMA
miyajima*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Qualitative Research on Life Episodes of mental disorder before the Onset
  2. Improving the Cognitive Ability of the Elderly by Developing the Communication Skills of Nurses
Associate Professor
Mika OTSUKI
lasteroideb612*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Clinical neuropsychological study on cognitive impairment
  2. Interdisciplinary research of mechanism of language
  3. Study on mechanism of cognitive impairment integrating functional images and electrophysiological study
Associate Professor
Mikiko IWAMOTO
miki*HS.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Development of the interprofessional ethics education program in the nursing graduate school
  2. Research of Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing
Associate Professor
Michiyo HIRANO
mihirano*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Developing a care program of social activities for the older people who require daily support
  2. Developing a preventive care program for the community-dwelling older people
  3. Practice and competency of public health nurses working at prefecture and municipality public health centers
Associate Professor
Yoshiko HASHIMOTO KONDO
kondo.yoshiko*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health
  2. Women’s Health
  3. Midwifery
  4. Ethics related to Reproductive Health, Medicine and Technology
  5. Mental Health of women and family involved in Artificial Reproductive Technology
Associate Professor
Miho SATO
m_sato*med.hokudai.ac.jp
For people with chronic disease/chronic health problem

  1. Research on psychosocial experience
  2. Research on self-care/self-management
  3. Research on foot health
Associate Professor
Akemi MATSUZAWA
matsuzawa*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Health and quality of life of children with special health care needs and their families in the communities
  2. Support for raising children with special health care needs
  3. Evaluation of the quality of care and health care services for children with special health care needs and their families

 

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