About Us

Our Mission

Promoting Evidence-Based
Global Public Health Action

Knowledge generated from scientific research is a strong tool for carrying out effective health policy and practice. There is a great gap, however, between scientific knowledge and practice in today's public health arena. The Master of Public Health in Global Health (MPH) course at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) was designed to educate individuals from around the world who want to be leaders in their fields; generating, translating and disseminating public health-related scientific evidence in the real world to make the world a healthier place. TMDU-MPH course offers ambitious people opportunities to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become global public health leaders.

“We aim to elucidate how the social environment may be improved to prevent disease and promote overall health throughout the life-course. Furthermore, based on accumulated evidence, we can develop practical health policies and programs to improve our society.”

Takeo Fujiwara, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor, Department of Global Health Promotion, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

MPH Course director

Why Study with Us

Earn a degree from one of the Japan’s top universities in the world’s largest city

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) is the top small university in Japan[1]. Founded in 1928, the university has a long history of cultivating health professionals and researchers from around the world with knowledge and humanity and advancing the health and social welfare of people across the globe. Yushima campus where the MPH course will be held is located in the sacred birthplace of scholarship and learning in Japan. With excellent transport links, the campus are just 2 minute from Tokyo station and students can benefit from unique and rich learning and career building opportunities in the world’s largest city[2].

  1. The Times Higher Education, “The World’s Best Small Universities in 2016” “The World’s Best Small Universities in 2017”
  2. United Nations, “The World’s Cities in 2016”
Global Health
Social Determinants of Health
Life Course Epidemiology

Academic advisors

Takeo Fujiwara

Takeo Fujiwara

MPH Course director
MD, PhD, MPH
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    fujiwara.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Social epidemiology
    • Life course epidemiology
    • Maternal and child health
    • Child abuse and neglect
Keiko Nakamura

Keiko Nakamura

MD, PhD
Professor

*Upon her expected leave from TMDU, Professor Nakamura will no longer serve as an academic advisor for students enrolling after April 2024.

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Entrepreneurship

  • Contact Info.

    nakamura.ith@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Trade in health service and international workforce for health and long-term care
    • Social business models for equitable delivery of healthcare
Kunihiko Takahashi

Kunihiko Takahashi

PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Biostatistics

  • Contact Info.

    kunihikot.dsc@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Biostatistics
    • Spatial epidemiology
    • Meta-Analysis
Jun Aida

Jun Aida

DDS, MPH, PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Oral Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    aida.ohp@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Social epidemiology
    • Life course epidemiology
    • Maternal and child health
    • Child abuse and neglect

Instructors

Yusuke Matsuyama

Yusuke Matsuyama

DDS, PhD
Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Oral Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    matsuyama.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Dentistry
    • Social epidemiology
Keiko Nakamura

Ayako Morita

MSc, PhD
Associate Professor (Career Track)

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    morita.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Social networks and social capital
    • Intergenerational interaction
    • Mild cognitive impairment
    • Prodromal dementia
    • Frailty
Kiyohide Fushimi

Kiyohide Fushimi

MD, PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Healthy Policy and Informatics

  • Contact Info.

    kfushimi.hci@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Medical and dental education
    • Functional differentiation and coordination of healthcare facilities
    • Development and application of patient case mix system for Japanese healthcare settings
    • Application of information technology to standardization of health care and sharing of health care information
Janelle R. Moross

Shusho Okada

MD, PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Health Policy

  • Contact Info.

    sokd.hcm@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Health policy for improving medical efficiency and quality
Nobutoshi Nawa

Nobutoshi Nawa

MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Medical Education Research and Development

  • Contact Info.

    nawa.ioe@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Medical education
    • Social epidemiology
    • Maternal and child health
    • Vaccine
    • Mental health
Satomi Doi

Satomi Doi

PhD
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Department of Health Policy

  • Contact Info.

    doi.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Maternal and child health
    • Mental health
    • Behavior science
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
Yukako Tani

Yukako Tani

PhD
Junior Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    tani.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Food environment
    • Eating behavior
    • Social epidemiology
    • Life course epidemiology
Yoshiaki Gu

Yoshiaki Gu

MPH, PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Infectious Diseases

  • Contact Info.

    yogu.cid@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Control of antimicrobial resistance including public awareness
    • Infection prevention and control in hospitals
    • Clinical infectious diseases
Daisuke Shinjo

Daisuke Shinjo

PhD
Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Health Policy and Informatics

  • Contact Info.

    dshinjo.hci@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Health policy and systems research
    • Clinical and social epidemiology
    • Application of information technology to standardization and quality improvement of health care
Aya Isumi

Aya Isumi

PhD
Junior Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Health Policy

  • Contact Info.

    isumi.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Maternal and child Health
    • Child abuse prevention
    • Program evaluation
    • Social epidemiology
Tatsuhiko Anzai

Tatsuhiko Anzai

PhD
Junior Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Biostatistics

  • Contact Info.

    tanzai.dsc@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Biostatistics
    • Real world data analysis and modeling in healthcare
Kaoruko Seino

Kaoruko Seino

PhD
Junior Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Entrepreneurship

  • Contact Info.

    seino.ith@tmd.ac.up

  • Research Interests

    • Health security
    • Physical and social environmental change
Yui Yamaoka

Yui Yamaoka

MD, PhD
Project Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    yamaoka.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Child abuse prevention
    • Positive parenting
    • Adverse childhood experiences
    • Child death review

Harvard/Johns Hopkins Lecture Series (HJLS)

The Master of Public Health in Global Health (MPH) course at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) was designed to advance your knowledge and skills in the core public health disciplines while preparing you to generate/translate/disseminate public-health-related knowledge in real-world contexts.

Ichiro Kawachi

Ichiro Kawachi

Professor of Social Epidemiology Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

S.V. Subramanian

S.V. Subramanian

Professor of Population Health and Geography
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Surkan

Pamela Surkan

Professor
Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Specially Appointed Professor, Department of Global Health Promotion, TMDU

J. Douglas Storey

J. Douglas Storey

Former Director for Communication Science and Research
Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Johns Hopkins University
Specially Appointed Professor, Department of Global Health Promotion, TMDU

Benjamin V. Lozare

A memory of Benjamin V. Lozare

Nov. 16, 1947,ーFeb. 8, 2024

Former Director for Training and Capacity Building
Center for Communication Programs (CCP), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Specially Appointed Professor, Department of Global Health Promotion, TMDU

A Memorial Message from Prof. Fujiwara

I was deeply saddened to hear the news that Prof. Benjamin Lozare, otherwise known as Ben-san, passed away. We are immensely proud of the two visits you and Ben made to Japan on Feb 2022 and March 2023, and it is our great honor to have had Ben as a faculty member at TMDU. He was not just an honorable presence, but a substantial leader who changed the world. We cannot express enough appreciation for Ben-san, and we will never forget the kindness and wisdom he shared. The spirit of Ben has been passed on to us, and we will carry the torch forward in Japan once more. With him in our hearts and minds, we will continue to enlighten the world.

Contact Us

  • About Curriculum
    & E-learning

    JD & MPH Unit,
    International Exchange Section,

    Institute of Global Affairs

    Email: jd@ml.tmd.ac.jp

  • About VISA, Scholarship

    Foreign Student Support Unit, International Exchange Section,

    Institute of Global Affairs

    Email: fssu@ml.tmd.ac.jp

  • About Applications
    & Admission

    Graduate School Admission Team, Admission Section,

    Institute of Education

    Email: nyu-grad-02.adm@tmd.ac.jp

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