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

List of Chief Academic Advisors and Their Key Fields of Research and Contact Information(Master Course)

As of June 1,2018

Biomedical Science and Engineering

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Name, Title, and E-mail Address of Academic Advisor Key Field of Research
Professor
Toru YAMAMOTO
yamamoto*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Mapping of physiological properties by analysis of biological water dynamics
  2. Development of magnetic resonance artifact-free implants
  3. Research and development on MRI safety
Professor
Hiroyuki DATE
date*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Simulation study of radiation energy transfer to bio-tissues
  2. Statistical analysis of the damage of bio-cells exposed to radiation
  3. Mathematical study to select the appropriate fractionation regimen in radiotherapy
Professor
Tamotsu KAMISHIMA
ktamotamo2*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Quantitative image analysis of disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Machine-to-machine calibration in ultrasonographical examination
  3. Quantitative X-ray image analysis of disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis
  4. Virtual organ volumetry

Medical Laboratory Science

Name, Title, and E-mail Address of Academic Advisor Key Field of Research
Professor
Michitaka OZAKI
ozaki-m*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Analysis of molecular mechanism of biological stress, stress response and regulation
  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
  4. Prevention of diabetic retinopathy
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
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
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
Associate Professor
Nobuo MASAUZI
nmasauzi*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Digital morphology for hematopathology
  2. The application of digital morphology to pathological analysis of hematological diseases
  3. The new method for long-time preservation of blood sample.
  4. Quantitative evaluation of granules in neutrophil cytoplasm.
  5. Samples for practice and visual simulation materials for education of laboratory hematology
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

Rehabilitation

Name, Title, and E-mail Address of Academic Advisor Key Field of Research
Professor
Tadayoshi ASAKA
ask-chu*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Mechanisms of postural control
  2. Quantitative evaluation of motor learning
  3. Rehabilitation for balance disorders associated with age and neurological diseases
Professor
Harukazu TOHYAMA
tohyama*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders
  2. Athletic rehabilitation
  3. Biology and biomechanics for tendon and ligament
Professor
Hiroshi MAEJIMA
maeji*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Synaptic modification induced by exercise and motor learning.
  2. Neuromodulation for kinesiotherapy in disorder of the central nervous system
  3. Postural control and prevention of falling in the elderly
Professor
Kaoru INOUE
kaoru*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Physical activity of the elderly based on physiological polytypism
  2. Functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system in daily life
  3. Study of glaucoma by using model mice with hyper intraocular pressure
Professor
Waka MURATA
waka*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Theory and Practice in Occupational Therapy
  2. The Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy for the Elderly
  3. Contribution of Occupation to Health and Well-Being
Professor
Shinya SAKAI
sakai*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. A study of the mechanisms of visual perception in the human brain
  2. Studies of rehabilitation and driving assessment for patients with neuropsychological deficits
  3. Visual assessment and rehabilitation for children with cerebral visual impairment
Associate Professor
Mina SAMUKAWA
mina*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Sports injury prevention
  2. Effects of therapeutic exercises
  3. Warm up effects

Health Research Studies

Name, Title, and E-mail Address of Academic Advisor Key Field of Research
Professor
Takeshi SAITO
taksaito*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Elucidation of effects of environmental factors to health in the next generation.
  2. Elucidation of the epigenetic effects of trace element and supplement intake.
  3. Identification of anti-aging factors in the environment, and elucidation of anti-aging mechanism.
Professor
Koichi YOKOSAWA
yokosawa*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Non-invasive measurements and imaging of human cognitive functions (e.g., music, time perception)
  2. Research on evaluating endogenous brain functions (emotion, impulsivity, or stress) by electrophysiological measurements
  3. Decoding functional information of human brain and application to bio-medical engineering
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
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
Mika OTSUKI
lasteroideb612*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Clinical neuropsychology / cognitive neurology (researching on mechanism of aphasia, agnosia,apraxia and memory impairment.)
  2. Neuroimaging studies using fMRI or ECDL.
  3. Interdisciplinary study of language.
Associate Professor
Atsuko Araki
AAraki*cehs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Epidemiological studies of Environmental Chemical Exposure and its effect on adverse health outcomes.
  2. Birth cohort studies of environment and children’s health
  3. Indoor air quality and inhabitants’ health

Nursing Science,Advanced Public Health Nursing,Advanced Midwifery,Advanced Practice Nursing

Name, Title, and E-mail Address of Academic Advisor Key Field of Research
Specially Appointed Professor
Tadashi SAGAWA
t-sagawa*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. The pros and cons of the telephone consultation project by midwives for the obstetrics and gynecology emergency system of Sapporo City.
  2. An investigation into the actual conditions of outpatient clinics by midwives in Hokkaido.
  3. The study of effects on all sorts of obstetrical factors affected by the free style delivery.
Professor
Michiko YUKI
yukimck*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Nursing support to care-recipients and family caregivers at home
  2. Exposure prevention of family member to antineoplastic drugs of treated cancer patient
  3. Disability prevention among the community-dwelling older adults
  4. Life and health of the victims (older persons) after the disaster
Professor
Michitaka OZAKI
ozaki-m*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Molecular mechanism of stress response and regulation
  2. Liver physio-pathology and its systemic impact (liver cell/organ function and its systemic affects)
  3. Bio-imaging: non-invasive/continuous visualization of cell/organ function and its application for evaluation of cell/organ atmospheres and diagnosis/therapy
  4. Prevention of diabetic retinopathy
Professor
Yoko SATO
ys*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Nursing intervention to support personal autonomy of children
  2. Study on Nursing information skills for children’s decision making
  3. Family care for children with health problem
Professor
Takeshi SAITO
taksaito*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Prevention of adverse effects of environmental factors to health in the next generation.
  2. Elucidation of the epigenetic effects of trace element and supplement intake.
  3. Identification of anti-aging factors in the environment, and elucidation of anti-aging mechanism.
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
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
Associate Professor
Naoko MIYAJIMA
miyajima*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Development and measurement of mental health nursing skills
  2. Research on the mental health of nurses
  3. A study of communication channels in nursing
Associate Professor
Mika OTSUKI
lasteroideb612*pop.med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Study of cognitive function
  2. Study of cognitive impairment of neurological diseases.
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
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.
Associate Professor
Makiko NOGUCHI
noguchi.makiko*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Birth cohort study to analyze childbirth experience and its effects.
  2. Research of maternal and child health in developing countries.
  3. Qualitative and quantitative research of childbirth experience
Associate Professor
Yoko ASAKA
y_asaka*hs.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Development of sleep-wake cycle among young children
  2. Support for infants with very low birth weight and their mothers
  3. Study on midwifery education
Associate Professor
Michiyo HIRANO
mihirano*med.hokudai.ac.jp
  1. Developing a care program of social activities for the elderly who require daily support
  2. Developing a preventive care program for the community-dwelling elderly
  3. Practice and competency of public health nurses working at prefecture and municipality public health centers
  4. Development of basic education of public health nursing students in the master’s course
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