JUNKO TANAKA

Last Updated :2017/11/15

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences (Biomedical Sciences Major), Professor
E-mail
jun-tanakahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-257-5160 FAX : (+81)82-257-5164
Self-introduction
Epidemiology is one of essential sciences to prevent diseases and control, and is one of the method of social medicine. Social medicine is the social applicability of the clinical medicine and the basic medicine. Epidemiology data analysis/analyses based on a pathogenesis becomes effective, and a measure of hepatitis and liver cancer has been developed. Various applicability to the disease measure, country-by-country comparison epidemiologic study and international contribution have been begun. MPH graduate school education is being performed in our department and human resources in Hygiene and Public Health sciences with the research mind have being brought up.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 1981/11/24, 1987/03/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Medicine, Research Associate
  • 1990/04/01, 1995/07/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Medicine, Research Associate
  • 1990/04/01, 1995/07/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of School Education, part-time lecturer
  • 1991/03/01, 1991/08/31, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • 1995/08/01, 2002/03/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of Medicine, Lecturer
  • 1995/08/01, 2000/03/31, Hiroshima University, Faculty of School Education, Lecturer
  • 2002/04/01, 2004/05/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences , Lecturer
  • 2004/06/01, 2007/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences , Assistant Professor
  • 2007/04/01, 2009/02/28, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences , Associate Professor
  • 2009/03/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences , Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Ochanomizu University, Faculty of Science, Mathmatics, Japan, 1976/04, 1980/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • School of Medicine:Program of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences:Medical and Dental Sciences Major, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences:Biomedical Sciences Major

Research Fields

  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Society medicine;Epidemiology and preventive medicine

Research Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  • Theoretical Epidemiology
  • Hepatitis Virus
  • health check system
  • Carcinoma
  • Seroepidemiology
  • Data Health
  • Biostatistic

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Society of Public Health, 1986
  • Japanese Society of Applied Statistics, 1986
  • Japanese Epidemiological Association, 1986
  • Japan Statistical Society, 1986
  • The Japan Society oh Hepatorogy, 1990
  • Japanese Society of Preventive Medicine, 2004
  • The Biometric Society of Japan, 2009
  • The Japanese Society for Hygiene, 2009
  • Japanese Cancer Association, 2011
  • Japan Society for Occupational Health, 2012
  • The Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Cancer Screening, 2014

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2017, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Social medicine and disease control
  2. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Early exposure of undergraduates to medicine
  3. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Social Medicine
  4. 2017, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction for medical research
  5. 2017, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice for medical research
  6. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced lecture on preventive medicine for evidence-based health guidance (I)
  7. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced lecture on preventive medicine for evidence-based health guidance (I)
  8. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced lecture on preventive medicine for evidence-based health guidance (II)
  9. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced lecture on preventive medicine for evidence-based health guidance (II)
  10. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Principles of Oncology
  11. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Principles of Oncology
  12. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Principles of Oncology
  13. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Principles of Oncology
  14. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Research on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  15. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Research on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  16. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  17. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  18. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Basic Epidemiology and Practice
  19. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Basic and Advanced training on methodology for clinical research
  20. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Basic Biostatistics and Basic Clinical Statistics
  21. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Exercises and Seminar on Medical Statistics using Statistical Software
  22. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Exercise and Seminar on Epidemiological Research and it's Analysis
  23. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Public health (Epidemiology)
  24. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Public health (Epidemiology)
  25. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Public health (Biostatistics)
  26. 2017, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Public health (Biostatistics)
  27. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced seminar on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  28. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced seminar on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  29. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Basic and advanced training on methodology for Clinical Research
  30. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced research on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  31. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced research on Epidemiology,Infectious Disease Control and Prevention
  32. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Initial Radiation Exposure,Internal Exposure,Epidemiology
  33. 2017, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Initial Radiation Exposure,Internal Exposure,Epidemiology

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Fatigue of workers judged from Subjective Symptoms, XI Asian Conference on Occupational Health, 346-351, 19850401
  2. A Recommendation Concerning Toxicity Test on Fish for Various Metals, Toxicology of Metals Clinical and Experimental Research, 133-134, 19870401
  3. The Effects of School Life on Smoking Behavior in Youth, 6Th World Conference on Smoking and Health, 561-563, 19870401
  4. A study on the Connected Items of smoking Habit in Youth and its Countermeasures., Hiroshima J. Med. Sci., 37(1), 37-40, 19880401
  5. Fatigue Caused by Visual Display Terminal Work ; An Experimental Investigation, Hiroshima J. Med. Sci., 38(2), 2, 19890401
  6. A Report of Fatigue in Japanese Contemporary Workers Based on Subjective Symptoms., Journal of UOEH, 11, 622-630, 19890401
  7. Toxicity to Medaka of Solutions of Fenitrothion degradated by strong Alkali, Environmental Pollution, 58, 35-42, 19890401
  8. Effects of Diphenylether Herbicide (CNP) on Mouse Fetuses, Hiroshima J. Med. Sci., 38(3), 125-130, 19890401
  9. The effects of Fenitrothion Emulsion (organic phosphorous pesticide) and Its Degraded Solution on Mice, Hiroshima J. Med. Sci., 38(4), 209-212, 19890401
  10. Toxicity to Fenitrothion Degradation to medaka(oryzias Latipes), Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 44(2), 210-215, 19900401
  11. Comparison of HCV core antigen activity by ELISA and amount of HCV RNA by branched DNA assay, International Hepatology Communications, 2, 175-177, 19940401
  12. Ultrasound biomicroscopic study of ciliary body thickness after topical application of pharmacologic agents, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 121((3)), 319-321, 19960401
  13. Very low incidence rates of community-acquired hepatitis C virus infection in company employees, long-term inpatients, and blood donors in Japan, Journal of Epidemiology, 6(4), 198-203, 19960401
  14. Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Japan, Intervirology, 42, 153-158, 19990401
  15. Screening for gastroenterological malignancies in new and maintenance dialysis patients, Journal of Gastroenterology, 34, 35-40, 19990401
  16. Factors influencing arteriovenous fistula dysfunction in Japanese patients on chronic hemodialysis, The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 22(1), 14-17, 19990401
  17. High incidence of extrahepatic manifestations in an HCV hyperendemic area, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 22(1), 27-36, JAN 2002
  18. Natural histories of hepatitis C virus infection in men and women simulated by the markov model, Journal of Medical Virology, 70, 378-386, 20030401
  19. Effect of polymorphism of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase and apolipoprotein E genes on carotid atherosclerosis in hemodialysis patients, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 41(4), 822-832, APR 2003
  20. Natural histories of hepatitis C virus infection in men and women simulated by the Markov model, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY, 70(3), 378-386, JUL 2003
  21. Lack of epidemiological evidence for a role of resolved hepatitis B virus infection in hepatocarcinogenesis in patients infected with hepatitis C virus in Japan, INTERVIROLOGY, 46(3), 171-176, MAY-JUN 2003
  22. Sex- and age-specific carriers of hepatitis B and C viruses in Japan estimated by the prevalence in the 3,485,648 first-time blood donors during 1995-2000, INTERVIROLOGY, 47(1), 32-40, 2004
  23. Titration of hepatitis C virus in chimpanzees for determining the copy number required for transmission, INTERVIROLOGY, 47(1), 57-64, 2004
  24. Association between ENOS gene polymorphism and cardiovascular events in nondiabetic hemodialysis patients; A prospective study, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, 44(1), 112-120, JUL 2004
  25. Early dynamics of hepatitis C virus in the circulation of chimpanzees with experimental infection, INTERVIROLOGY, 48(2-3), 120-123, 2005
  26. National prevention of hepatocellular carcinoma in Japan based on epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in the general population, INTERVIROLOGY, 49(1-2), 7-17, 2005
  27. Hepatitis C virus infection in 2,744 hemodialysis patients followed regularly at nine centers in Hiroshima during November 1999 through February 2003, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY, 76(4), 498-502, AUG 2005
  28. Prediction of outcomes of assisted reproduction treatment using the calcium ionophore-induced acrosome reaction, HUMAN REPRODUCTION, 20(2), 469-475, FEB 2005
  29. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) screening strategy to ensure the safety of blood for transfusion through a combination of immunological testing and nucleic acid amplification testing - Japanese experience, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY, 36, S56-S64, MAY 2006
  30. Liver disease in hepatitis C virus carriers identified at blood donation and their outcomes with or without interferon treatment: Study on 1019 carriers followed for 5-10 years, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 37(12), 994-1001, 2007
  31. Epidemiological survey of oral lichen planus among HCV-infected inhabitants in a town in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan from 2000 to 2003, ONCOLOGY REPORTS, 18(5), 1177-1181, NOV 2007
  32. Incidence rates of hepatitis B and C virus infections among blood donors in Hiroshima, Japan, during 10 years from 1994 to 2004, INTERVIROLOGY, 51(1), 33-41, 2008
  33. Comparative study on the morphology and the composition of the otoliths in the teleosts, ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA, 128(8), 846-855, 2008
  34. Titration of Hepatitis B Virus Infectivity in the Sera of Pre-Acute and Late Acute Phases of HBV Infection: Transmission Experiments to Chimeric Mice With Human Liver Repopulated Hepatocytes, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY, 80(12), 2064-2068, 2008
  35. Minimum infectious dose of hepatitis B virus in chimpanzees and difference in the dynamics of viremia between genotype A and genotype C, TRANSFUSION, 48(2), 286-294, 2008
  36. A novel hepatitis B virus surface antigen immunoassay as sensitive as hepatitis B virus nucleic acid testing in detecting early infection, TRANSFUSION, 49(3), 585-595, 2009
  37. Regular surveillance by imaging for early detection and better prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients infected with hepatitis C virus, JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 45(1), 105-112, 2010
  38. Transcatheter chemoembolization for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma and comparison of five staging systems, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 40(11), 1082-1091, 2010
  39. Predictive value of tumor markers for hepatocarcinogenesis in patients with hepatitis C virus, JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 46(4), 536-544, 2011
  40. Endogenous estrogen may prevent bone loss in postmenopausal hemodialysis patients throughout life, OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL, 22(5), 1573-1579, MAY 2011
  41. Evaluation of Rebound Tonometer for Measuring Intraocular Pressure at Deviated Angle and Position, CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, 36(5), 422-428, 2011
  42. Total Numbers of Undiagnosed Carriers of Hepatitis C and B Viruses in Japan Estimated by Age- and Area-Specific Prevalence on the National Scale, INTERVIROLOGY, 54(4), 185-195, 2011
  43. Interferon Alone or Combined with Ribavirin for Acute Prolonged Infection with Hepatitis C Virus in Chimpanzees, INTERVIROLOGY, 54(4), 229-232, 2011
  44. Association of Serum Anti-Periodontal Pathogen Antibody with Ischemic Stroke, CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, 34(5-6), 385-392, 2012
  45. Morning blood pressure is useful for detection of left ventricular hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients, CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEPHROLOGY, 16(6), 921-929, 2012
  46. Intraocular Pressure Measurement Using Rebound Tonometer for Deviated Angles and Positions in Human Eyes, CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, 37(2), 109-114, 2012
  47. Follow up of the 987 blood donors found with hepatitis C virus infection over 9-18 years, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 42(7), 637-647, 2012
  48. Corneal displacement during tonometry with a noncontact tonometer, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 56(3), 273-279, 2012
  49. Comprehensive miRNA Expression Analysis in Peripheral Blood Can Diagnose Liver Disease, PLOS ONE, 7(10), 2012
  50. Improvement of glycated hemoglobin in Japanese subjects with type 2 diabetes by resolution of periodontal inflammation using adjunct topical antibiotics: Results from the Hiroshima Study, DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE, 100(1), 53-60, 2013
  51. Clinicopathological features of liver injury in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and comparative study of histologically proven nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus, JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 48(4), 515-525, 2013
  52. The Applicability of Ganglion Cell Complex Parameters Determined From SD-OCT Images to Detect Glaucomatous Eyes, JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA, 22(9), 713-718, DEC 2013
  53. Prognosis of chronic spontaneous urticaria in 117 patients not controlled by a standard dose of antihistamine, ALLERGY, 68(2), 229-235, FEB 2013
  54. Characteristics of elderly hepatitis C virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma patients, JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, 28(2), 357-364, 2013
  55. Effect of nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy on hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic hepatitis B patients: A propensity score analysis, JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 58(3), 427-433, MAR 2013
  56. A tilting embryo culture system increases the number of high-grade human blastocysts with high implantation competence, REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE ONLINE, 26(3), 260-268, 2013
  57. Report from a Viral Hepatitis Policy Forum on implementing the WHO framework for global action on viral hepatitis in North Asia, JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 59(5), 1073-1080, NOV 2013
  58. Evaluation of strategies for control and prevention of pandemic influenza (H1N1pdm) in Japanese children attending school in rural town Simulation using mathematical models, 60(4), 204-211
  59. Inner retinal layer comparisons of eyes with exudative age-related macular degeneration and eyes with age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, GRAEFES ARCHIVE FOR CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, 252(4), 563-570, 2014
  60. Using the Early Postoperative Intraocular Pressure to Predict Pressure Control After a Trabeculectomy, JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA, 23(6), 410-414, 2014
  61. Changes in hepatitis C virus genotype distribution in Japan, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 142(12), 2624-2628, DEC 2014
  62. Quantitative Effect of Natural Killer-Cell Licensing on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence after Curative Hepatectomy, CANCER IMMUNOLOGY RESEARCH, 2(12), 1142-1147, 2014
  63. Width of abnormal ganglion cell complex area determined using optical coherence tomography to predict glaucoma, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 58(1), 47-55, 2014
  64. Validation and limitation of age-period-cohort model in simulating mortality due to hepatocellular carcinoma from 1940 to 2010 in Japan, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 44(7), 713-719, 2014
  65. High-sensitivity Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein assay predicts early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 49(3), 555-563, MAR 2014
  66. Estimating numbers of persons with persistent hepatitis B virus infection transmitted vertically and horizontally in the birth cohort during 1950-1985 in Japan, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 44(10), E181-E188, 2014
  67. Cost-effectiveness of the introduction of low-dose CT screening in Japanese Smokers aged 55 to 74 years old, Hiroshima Journal of Medical Sciences, 63(1-3), 13-22
  68. Validation of Rapid Point-of-Care (POC) Tests for Detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in Field and Laboratory Settings in the Gambia, Western Africa, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 53(4), 1156-1163, 2015
  69. Seroprevalence, genotypic distribution and potential risk factors of hepatitis B and C virus infections among adults in Siem Reap, Cambodia, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 45(4), 480-487, 2015
  70. Effect of increasing respiratory rate on airway resistance and reactance in COPD patients, RESPIROLOGY, 20(1), 87-94, JAN 2015
  71. High prevalences of hepatitis B and C virus infections among adults living in Binh Thuan province, Vietnam, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 45(3), 259-268, 2015
  72. Estimated numbers of patients with liver disease related to hepatitis B or C virus infection based on the database reconstructed from medical claims from 2008 to 2010 in Japan, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 45(12), 1228-1240, 2015
  73. Hepatitis B virus infection in hemodialysis patients in Japan: Prevalence, incidence and occult hepatitis B virus infection, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 45(12), 1211-1219, 2015
  74. The association of hepatitis C virus infection with the prognosis of chronic hemodialysis patients: A retrospective study of 3,064 patients between 1999 and 2010, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL VIROLOGY, 87(9), 1558-1564, 2015
  75. Hepatitis E Virus in Cambodia: Prevalence among the General Population and Complete Genome Sequence of Genotype 4, PLOS ONE, 10(8), 2015
  76. Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in select countries - volume 3, JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS, 22, 4-20, DEC 2015
  77. The present and future disease burden of hepatitis C virus infections with today's treatment paradigm - volume 3, JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS, 22, 21-41, DEC 2015
  78. Strategies to manage hepatitis C virus infection disease burden - volume 3, JOURNAL OF VIRAL HEPATITIS, 22, 42-65, DEC 2015
  79. Intraocular pressure readings obtained through soft contact lenses using four types of tonometer, CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY, 9, 1875-1881, 2015
  80. Sustained virological response to antiviral therapy improves survival rate in patients with recurrent hepatitis C virus infection after liver transplantation, HEPATOLOGY RESEARCH, 45(11), 1047-1054, 2015
  81. Predicting future blood supply and demand in Japan with a Markov model: application to the sex-age specific probability of blood donation., Transfusion, in press(in press)
  82. Systematic review and meta-analysis of hepatitis C virus infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo., Public Health
  83. Mustard gas exposure and mortality among retired workers at a poisonous gas factory in Japan: A 57-year follow-up cohort study., Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  84. Effect of nucleos(t)ide analogue therapy on hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic hepatitis B patients: A propensity score analysis, JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 58(3), 427-433, 2013
  85. Report from a Viral Hepatitis Policy Forum on implementing the WHO framework for global action on viral hepatitis in North Asia, JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 59(5), 1073-1080, 2013
  86. The Applicability of Ganglion Cell Complex Parameters Determined From SD-OCT Images to Detect Glaucomatous Eyes, JOURNAL OF GLAUCOMA, 22(9), 713-718, 2013
  87. High-sensitivity Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive alpha-fetoprotein assay predicts early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma, JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, 49(3), 555-563, 2014
  88. Report from a Viral Hepatitis Policy Forum on implementing the WHO framework for global action on viral hepatitis in North Asia (vol 59, pg 1073, 2013), JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 60(4), 902-903, 2014
  89. Barrier assessment in establishing comprehensive client-level coordination for treatment and medical welfare of people living with hemophilia and HIV/AIDS in Japan, HAEMOPHILIA, 20, 164-164, 2014