SAORI KASHIMA

Last Updated :2022/12/02

Affiliations, Positions
The IDEC Institute, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
kashimahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
"Environmental Health and Planetary health Science" Our life is closely related to various environmental factors (substances). These environmental factors convince our lives as well as alter patterns of disease and health. We quantitatively evaluate the positive/negative health effects of these factors using environmental epidemiology (risk assessment). Based on that evidence, we then estimate how much impact is occurred in the community (Health impact assessment). Since these environmental factors have spread across national borders, and similar environmental problems frequently occur in many countries. I'm collaborating with environmental epidemiologists and other scientists, we try to provide scientific evidence in environmental global health. Through these efforts, we aim to build a research platform for planetary health, in which we consider total health that includes not only human health, but also healthy social systems, and the healthy state of natural systems. Keywords: Environmental Epidemiology; Environmental Health; Global Health; Public Health; Planetary Health

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2010/04/01, 2019/03/31, Hiroshima University, Institute of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Assistant Professor
  • 2019/04/01, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Associate Professor
  • 2020/04/01, 2022/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Associate Professor
  • 2022/04/01, The IDEC Institute, Hiroshima Universtiy, Center for the Planetary Health and Innovation Science, Director

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Environmental Science), Okayama University
  • Master of Environmental Science, Okayama University

Educational Activity

  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering : Division of Advanced Science and Engineering : Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program

Research Fields

  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Society medicine;Hygiene and public health

Research Keywords

  • Air Pollution
  • Health Information
  • Environmental health
  • Global Health
  • GISc

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine
  • Japan Epidemiological Association
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
  • Japanese Society of Public Health
  • Japan Association for International Health

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Natural Disasters and Society I
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Natural Disasters and Society II
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Social Medicine
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Health statistics
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Statistics for Health Sciences
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Statistics for Health Sciences
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Seminar on Health Policy & Global Health
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Environmental Health
  9. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (April 2022 Master’s Students)
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (October 2022 Master’s Students)
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (April 2022 Doctoral Students)
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering (October 2022 Doctoral Students)
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Exercises of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering A
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Exercises of Advanced Science and Engineering Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering B
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Development Technology
  16. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Environmental Health Science
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Environmental Epidemiology
  18. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Intensive, Data Analytics for Sustainable Development

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Increased prescriptions for irritable bowel syndrome after the 2018 Japan Floods: a longitudinal analysis based on the Japanese National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups, BMC Gastroenterology, 22(1), 20221201
  2. Increased prescriptions for irritable bowel syndrome after the 2018 Japan Floods: a longitudinal analysis based on the Japanese National Database of Health Insurance Claims and Specific Health Checkups, BMC Gastroenterology, 22(1), 20221201
  3. Long-term exposure to fine particle matter and all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality in Japan: the JPHC Study, BMC Public Health, 22(1), 20221201
  4. Long-term exposure to fine particle matter and all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality in Japan: the JPHC Study, BMC Public Health, 22(1), 20221201
  5. Discontinuation of long-term care among persons affected by the 2018 Japan Floods: a longitudinal study using the Long-term Care Insurance Comprehensive Database, BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), 20221201
  6. Discontinuation of long-term care among persons affected by the 2018 Japan Floods: a longitudinal study using the Long-term Care Insurance Comprehensive Database, BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), 20221201
  7. Effects of the 2018 Japan Floods on long-term care insurance costs in Japan: retrospective cohort study, BMC Public Health, 22(1), 20221201
  8. Effects of the 2018 Japan Floods on long-term care insurance costs in Japan: retrospective cohort study, BMC Public Health, 22(1), 20221201
  9. Impact of the 2018 Japan Floods on prescriptions for migraine: A longitudinal analysis using the National Database of Health Insurance Claims, Headache, 62(6), 657-667, 20220601
  10. Impact of the 2018 Japan Floods on prescriptions for migraine: A longitudinal analysis using the National Database of Health Insurance Claims, Headache, 62(6), 657-667, 20220601
  11. The 2018 Japan Floods Increased Prescriptions of Antidementia Drugs Among Disaster Victims, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 23(6), 1045-1051, 20220601
  12. The 2018 Japan Floods Increased Prescriptions of Antidementia Drugs Among Disaster Victims, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 23(6), 1045-1051, 20220601
  13. The 2018 Japan Floods Increased the Frequency of Yokukansan Prescriptions Among Elderly: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Frontiers in Nutrition, 8, 20220124
  14. The 2018 Japan Floods Increased the Frequency of Yokukansan Prescriptions Among Elderly: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Frontiers in Nutrition, 8, 20220124
  15. Geographic distribution of family physicians in Japan and the USA: A cross-sectional comparative study, Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 20220101
  16. Geographic distribution of family physicians in Japan and the USA: A cross-sectional comparative study, Rural and Remote Health, 22(2), 20220101
  17. Impact of the 2018 Japan Floods on benzodiazepine use: a longitudinal analysis based on the National Database of Health Insurance Claims, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 20220101
  18. Impact of the 2018 Japan Floods on benzodiazepine use: a longitudinal analysis based on the National Database of Health Insurance Claims, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 20220101
  19. The effect of the 2018 Japan Floods on cognitive decline among long-term care insurance users in Japan: a retrospective cohort study, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 26(1), 20211201
  20. The effect of the 2018 Japan Floods on cognitive decline among long-term care insurance users in Japan: a retrospective cohort study, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 26(1), 20211201
  21. Education policies to increase rural physicians in Japan: a nationwide cohort study, Human Resources for Health, 19(1), 20211201
  22. Education policies to increase rural physicians in Japan: a nationwide cohort study, Human Resources for Health, 19(1), 20211201
  23. Low creatinine levels in diabetes mellitus among older individuals: the Yuport Medical Checkup Center Study, Scientific Reports, 11(1), 20211201
  24. Low creatinine levels in diabetes mellitus among older individuals: the Yuport Medical Checkup Center Study, Scientific Reports, 11(1), 20211201
  25. Effects of dairy intake on anthropometric failure in children ages 6 to 23 mo consuming vegetarian diets and fulfilling minimum dietary diversity in India, Nutrition, 91-92, 20211101
  26. Effects of dairy intake on anthropometric failure in children ages 6 to 23 mo consuming vegetarian diets and fulfilling minimum dietary diversity in India, Nutrition, 91-92, 20211101
  27. Effects of transport-related COVID-19 policy measures: A case study of six developed countries, Transport Policy, 110, 37-57, 20210901
  28. Effects of transport-related COVID-19 policy measures: A case study of six developed countries, Transport Policy, 110, 37-57, 20210901
  29. Association of the past epidemic of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with mortality and incidence of COVID-19, PLoS ONE, 16(6), 20210601
  30. Association of the past epidemic of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with mortality and incidence of COVID-19, PLoS ONE, 16(6), 20210601
  31. Temporal trends in voluntary behavioural changes during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan, Public Health, 192, 37-44, 20210301
  32. Temporal trends in voluntary behavioural changes during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan, Public Health, 192, 37-44, 20210301
  33. Predictive variables for hemodialysis and death in Japanese spotted fever, and the association between distance from rivers and incidence, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 12(1), 20210101
  34. Predictive variables for hemodialysis and death in Japanese spotted fever, and the association between distance from rivers and incidence, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 12(1), 20210101
  35. Long-term exposure to fine particle matter and all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality in Japan: the JPHC Study, BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 22(1), 20220308
  36. ★, The 2018 Japan Floods Increased Prescriptions of Antidementia Drugs Among Disaster Victims, J Am Med Dir Assoc., online 2 February (in press), 20220202
  37. The 2018 Japan Floods Increased the Frequency of Yokukansan Prescriptions Among Elderly: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Frontiers in Nutrition, 8, 20220124
  38. Effects of the 2018 Japan Floods on long-term care insurance costs in Japan: retrospective cohort study, BMC Public Health, 22(1), e1-e11, 20220217
  39. Discontinuation of long-term care among persons affected by the 2018 Japan Floods: a longitudinal study using the Long-term Care Insurance Comprehensive Database, BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), e1-13, 20220301
  40. Education policies to increase rural physicians in Japan: a nationwide cohort study, Human Resources for Health, 19(1), e1-14, 20211201
  41. ★, Low creatinine levels in diabetes mellitus among older individuals: the Yuport Medical Checkup Center Study, Scientific Reports, 11(1), 20211201
  42. Effects of dairy intake on anthropometric failure in children ages 6 to 23 mo consuming vegetarian diets and fulfilling minimum dietary diversity in India, Nutrition, 91-92, 20211101
  43. Effects of transport-related COVID-19 policy measures: A case study of six developed countries, Transport Policy, 110, 37-57, 20210901
  44. Association of the past epidemic of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with mortality and incidence of COVID-19, PLoS ONE, 16(6 June), 20210601
  45. ★, Temporal trends in voluntary behavioural changes during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan, Public Health, 192, 37-44, 20210301
  46. Predictive variables for hemodialysis and death in Japanese spotted fever, and the association between distance from rivers and incidence, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 12(1), 20210101
  47. The effect of the 2018 Japan Floods on cognitive decline among long-term care insurance users in Japan: a retrospective cohort study, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 26(1), 20211201
  48. Long-term exposure to nitrogen dioxide and natural-cause and cause-specific mortality in Japan, Science of the Total Environment, 741, 20201101
  49. Nitrogen dioxide and acute respiratory tract infections in children in Indonesia, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 75(5), 274-280, 202007
  50. Levels of fasting plasma glucose in non-hospitalized older people with high hemoglobin A1c levels., Journal of diabetes investigation, 9(7), e029335-751, 202005
  51. Serum alanine transaminase as a predictor of type 2 diabetes incidence: the yuport prospective cohort study, Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 251(3), 183-191, 20200101
  52. Geographical distribution of family physicians in Japan: A nationwide cross-sectional study, BMC Family Practice, 20(1), e1-e7, 20191029
  53. White Blood Cell Count and C-Reactive Protein Independently Predicted Incident Diabetes: Yuport Medical Checkup Center Study, ENDOCRINE RESEARCH, 44(4), 127-137, 20191002
  54. Acute exposure to sulfur dioxide and mortality: Historical data from Yokkaichi, Japan, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health, 74(5), 271-278, 20190826
  55. Geographic Distribution of Regional Quota Program Graduates of Japanese Medical Schools: A Nationwide Cohort Study, Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 94(8), 1244-1252, 20190801
  56. Emigration of regional quota graduates of Japanese medical schools to non-designated prefectures: A prospective nationwide cohort study, BMJ Open, 9(7), e1-e8, 20190701
  57. Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and natural-cause and cause-specific mortality in Japan, Environ Epidemiol, 3(3), e051, 20190501
  58. Effects of Household Air Pollution From Solid Fuel Use and Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Child Health Outcomes in Indonesia, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 61(4), 335-339, 20190401
  59. ★, Comparison of land use regression models for NO2based on routine and campaign monitoring data from an urban area of Japan, Science of the Total Environment, 631-632, 1029-1037, 20180801
  60. Aging of hospital physicians in rural Japan: A longitudinal study based on national census data, PLOS ONE, 13(6), e0198317, 20180701
  61. Intrauterine and Early Postnatal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution and Kawasaki Disease: A Nationwide Longitudinal Survey in Japan, Journal of Pediatrics, 193, 147-154.e2, 20180201
  62. Results of physician licence examination and scholarship contract compliance by the graduates of regional quotas in Japanese medical schools: a nationwide cross-sectional survey., BMJ open, 7(12), e019418, 20171202
  63. Temporal trends of infant and birth outcomes in Minamata after severe methylmercury exposure, Environmental Pollution, 231(Part2), 1586-1592, 20171201
  64. [Association of road distance of communities to primary/secondary medical institutions with community indices: analysis of tertiary medical zone and small rural communities], Journal of Conference for Emergency Medicine in Rural Areas and Isolated Islands, 15, 8-14, 201712
  65. Low serum creatinine is a type 2 diabetes risk factor in men and women: The Yuport Health Checkup Center cohort study, Diabetes and Metabolism, 43(5), 460-464, 20171001
  66. Have the tsunami and nuclear accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake affected the local distribution of hospital physicians?, PLOS ONE, 12(5), e0178020, 20170525
  67. Characteristics of physician outflow from disaster areas following the Great East Japan Earthquake, PLoS ONE, 12(1), e0169220, 20170101
  68. Prenatal exposure to outdoor air pollution and child behavioral problems at school age in Japan, Environment International, 99, 192-198, 20170101
  69. ★, Are People With a History of Disease More Susceptible to a Short-term Exposure to Asian Dust?: A Case-Crossover Study Among the Elderly in Japan., Epidemiology, 28 Suppl 1, S60-S66, 2017
  70. Drug dependence treatment awareness among Japanese female stimulant drug offenders, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(11), 20161111
  71. Fine-particulate air pollution from diesel emission control and mortality rates in Tokyo: A quasi-experimental study, Epidemiology, 27(6), 769-778, 20161101
  72. Acute exposure to fine and coarse particulate matter and infant mortality in Tokyo, Japan (2002-2013), SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 551, 66-72, 20160501
  73. The effect of concentrating obstetrics services in fewer hospitals on patient access: a simulation, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS, 15(1), 20160122
  74. Associations of acute exposure to fine and coarse particulate matter and mortality among older people in Tokyo, Japan, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 542, 354-359, 20160115
  75. Prenatal Exposure to Traffic-related Air Pollution and Child Behavioral Development Milestone Delays in Japan, EPIDEMIOLOGY, 27(1), 57-65, 201601
  76. ★, Asian dust effect on cause-specific mortality in five cities across South Korea and Japan, Atmos Environ, 128, 20-27, 2016
  77. Secondary sex ratio in regions severely exposed to methylmercury "Minamata disease", INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 89(4), 659-665, 2016
  78. Geographic Distribution of Radiologists and Utilization of Teleradiology in Japan: A Longitudinal Analysis Based on National Census Data, PLOS ONE, 10(9), e0139723, 20150930
  79. Health Impact Assessment of PM10 and PM2.5 in 27 Southeast and East Asian Cities, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 57(7), 751-756, 201507
  80. Prevalence and characteristics of non-obese diabetes in Japanese men and women: the Yuport Medical Checkup Center Study, JOURNAL OF DIABETES, 7(4), 523-530, 201507
  81. Non-Linear Concentration-Response Relationships between Ambient Ozone and Daily Mortality, PLOS ONE, 10(6), e0129423, 20150615
  82. Selection and concentration of obstetric facilities in Japan: Longitudinal study based on national census data, JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, 41(6), 919-925, 201506
  83. Geographic Distribution of CT, MRI and PET Devices in Japan: A Longitudinal Analysis Based on National Census Data, PLOS ONE, 10(5), 20150506
  84. ★, Cancer and non-cancer excess mortality resulting from mixed exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated dibenzofurans from contaminated rice oil: "Yusho", INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 88(4), 419-430, 201505
  85. Residential proximity to major roads and obstetrical complications, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 508, 188-192, 20150301
  86. Outdoor air pollution and term low birth weight in Japan, ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 74, 106-111, 201501
  87. Association between remoteness to a health care facility and incidence of ambulance calls in rural areas of Japan, Health Serv Res Manag Epidemiol, 2, e2333392815598294, 2015
  88. Asian Dust and Daily Emergency Ambulance Calls Among Elderly People in Japan An Analysis of Its Double Role as a Direct Cause and as an Effect Modifier, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 56(12), 1277-1283, 201412
  89. Prefecture-level economic conditions and risk of suicide in Japan: a repeated cross-sectional analysis 1975-2010, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24(6), 949-954, 201412
  90. Outdoor Air Pollution and Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Okayama, Japan, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 56(10), 1019-1023, 201410
  91. Hourly differences in air pollution and risk of respiratory disease in the elderly: a time-stratified case-crossover study, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 13(67), 20140813
  92. Cardiovascular Emergency Hospital Visits and Hourly Changes in Air Pollution, STROKE, 45(5), 1264-1268, 201405
  93. Correspondence to the Editor Re: Maternal exposure to high levels of dioxins in relation to birth weight in women affected by Yusho disease, Environment International, 64, 69-70, 20140301
  94. Non-physician communities in Japan: are they still disadvantaged?, RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 14(3), e2907, 2014
  95. Regional impact of exposure to a polychlorinated biphenyl and polychlorinated dibenzofuran mixture from contaminated rice oil on stillbirth rate and secondary sex ratio, ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 59, 12-15, 201309
  96. Air pollution: another cause of lung cancer, Lancet Oncology, 14(9), 788-9, 20130801
  97. Undiagnosed diabetes has poorer profiles for cardiovascular and metabolic markers than known diabetes: The Yuport Medical Checkup Center Study, DIABETES RESEARCH AND CLINICAL PRACTICE, 101(2), E7-E10, 201308
  98. Associations of Particulate Matter With Stroke Mortality A Multicity Study in Japan, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 55(7), 768-771, 201307
  99. Do Non-Glycaemic Markers Add Value to Plasma Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c in Predicting Diabetes? Yuport Health Checkup Center Study, PLOS ONE, 8(6), 20130620
  100. Social and Geographical Inequalities in Suicide in Japan from 1975 through 2005: A Census-Based Longitudinal Analysis, PLOS ONE, 8(5), 20130506
  101. Residential proximity to major roads and adverse birth outcomes: a hospital-based study, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 12(34), 20130418
  102. Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and the risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke and lung cancer in Shizuoka, Japan, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 443, 397-402, 20130115
  103. Do rural and remote areas really have limited accessibility to health care? Geographic analysis of dialysis patients in Hiroshima, Japan, RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 13(3), 2013
  104. Trends of preterm birth and low birth weight in Japan: a one hospital-based study, BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 12(1), 162, 20121226
  105. ★, Asian dust and daily all-cause or cause-specific mortality in western Japan, OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, 69(12), 908-915, 201212
  106. Concordance of Two Diabetes Diagnostic Criteria Using Fasting Plasma Glucose and Hemoglobin A1c: The Yuport Medical Checkup Centre Study, PLOS ONE, 7(10), e47747, 20121017
  107. ★, The Impact of Travel Time on Geographic Distribution of Dialysis Patients, PLOS ONE, 7(10), e47753, 20121017
  108. The impact of rural hospital closures on equity of commuting time for haemodialysis patients: simulation analysis using the capacity-distance model, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEALTH GEOGRAPHICS, 11, 20120723
  109. Geographic Inequalities in All-Cause Mortality in Japan: Compositional or Contextual?, PLOS ONE, 7(6), e39876, 20120627
  110. ★, Association between Proximity to a Health Center and Early Childhood Mortality in Madagascar, PLOS ONE, 7(6), e38370, 20120604
  111. Frequency of Antenatal Care Visits and Neonatal Mortality in Indonesia, JOURNAL OF TROPICAL PEDIATRICS, 58(3), 184-188, 201206
  112. Does Open-air Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds near a Plastic Recycling Factory Cause Health Effects?, JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, 54(2), 79-87, 201203
  113. Residential proximity to major roads and placenta/birth weight ratio, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 414, 98-102, 20120101
  114. Characteristics of physicians, their migration patterns and distance: a longitudinal study in Hiroshima, Japan, RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 12(2), 2012
  115. Does the insufficient supply of physicians worsen their urban-rural distribution? A Hiroshima-Nagasaki comparison, RURAL AND REMOTE HEALTH, 12(2), 2012
  116. Social and geographic inequalities in premature adult mortality in Japan: a multilevel observational study from 1970 to 2005, BMJ OPEN, 2(2), 2012
  117. Diesel vehicle emission and death rates in Tokyo, Japan: A natural experiment, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 409(19), 3620-3627, 20110901
  118. Residential proximity to heavy traffic and birth weight in Shizuoka, Japan, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 111(3), 377-387, 201104
  119. Residential Proximity to Major Roads and Preterm Births, EPIDEMIOLOGY, 22(1), 74-80, 201101
  120. Acute non-cancer mortality excess after polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated dibenzofurans mixed exposure from contaminated rice oil: Yusho, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 409(18), 3288-3294, 2011
  121. Mosquito breeding sites and people's knowledge of mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases: A comparison of temporary housing and non-damaged villages areas in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami strike in 2004, Tropical Medicine and Health, 38(2), 81, 20100401
  122. Physical Activity and Mortality Risk in the Japanese Elderly: A Cohort Study, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 38(4), 410-418, 20100401
  123. Effects of traffic-related outdoor air pollution on respiratory illness and mortality in children, taking into account indoor air pollution, in Indonesia, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(3), 340-345, 20100301
  124. Long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and mortality in Shizuoka, Japan, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67(2), 111-7, 20100201
  125. Long-term exposure to methylmercury and its effects on hypertension in Minamata, Environmental Research, 110(1), 40-46, 20100101
  126. Implications for future adverse effect studies of neuraminidase inhibitors (Rapid response to Neuraminidase inhibitors for preventing and treating influenza in healthy adults: systematic review and meta-analysis by Jefferson et al., BMJ, 20091201
  127. What has methylmercury in umbilical cords told us? - Minamata disease -, Science of the Total Environment, 408(2), 272-276, 20091201
  128. ★, Application of land use regression to regulatory air quality data in Japan, Sci Total Environ, 407(8), 3055-3062, 20090401
  129. Long-Term Exposure to Particulate Matter and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Morality in Japan: Shizuoka Study, The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research, 19(6), S195, 20081101
  130. The comparison of population density of Musca domestica nebulo (Diptera: Muscidae) between a temporary housing area and an unaffected village in Sri Lanka after about one year from a tsunami, Medical Entomology and Zoology, 59(2), 81-84, 20080601

Publications such as books

  1. 2017/03, [Social Determinants of Health Second Edition: Chapter 14 Neighborhoods, housing, and health](Japanese translation), Japan Public Health Association, 2017, 03, Scholarly Book, Joint Translation, 日本語, Saori Kashima (Authors: Akira Eboshitda, and et all.), ISBN:978489202497, 357, 18
  2. 2013/12, [Global Nursing-Development for Global Nursing- Chapter 4 Case 3 Utilization of geographic information in HIV/AIDS measures.] (in Japanese), 2013, 12, Scholarly Book, Cocompilation, 日本語, Nakayama Shoten Co., Ltd., ISBN:9784521739120
  3. 2012/01, [Epidemiology of food poisoning], 5-3 Geographic Information System in an epidemiological study of food poisoning, Japan Food Hygiene Association, 2012, 01, Textbook, Cocompilation, 日本語, Kashima S, Tsuda T, Tsuchida H, Tsuchihashi Y, Nakase K, Mizoguchi Y, Yamamoto E, 256
  4. 2007/01, [Encyclopedia of bioethics. Legal Moralism and Public Health (Vol.Ⅱ, p.1091-1094) ], Maruzen Publishing, 2007, 01, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint Translation, Kashima S. (Editor: Awaya T.), ISBN: 9784621078006, 3300

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Planetary Health Approaches in air pollution and climate change study, Saori Kashima, VI International Conference on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges" (VI SEEC), 2021/12/28, With Invitation, English, India
  2. Public health impacts from a natural disaster from the viewpoint of population ageing, Saori Kashima, Department Journal Club, 2021/07/24, With Invitation, English, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel
  3. Japanese COVID-19 situation and public health research related to voluntary behaviour changes against COVID-19 outbreak in Japan, Saori Kashima, Scientist Nepal Celebrating 53rd Session: Dealing with COVID-19, 2021/02/19, With Invitation, English
  4. Temporal trends in voluntary behavior changes at the early stage of COVID-19 outbreak in Japan, Saori Kashima and Junyi Zhang, International e-Conference on Pandemics and Transport Policy (ICPT2020), 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, Online
  5. The role of risk communication in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in Japan: An analysis by building a dynamic Scobit model, Hongxiang Ding, Junyi Zhang, Saori Kashima, Runsen Zhang, International e-Conference on Pandemics and Transport Policy (ICPT2020), 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, ICPT2020, Online
  6. Human mobility, transport accessibility, and the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study in Japan, Hiroki Yoshida, Junyi Zhang, Saori Kashima, Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Runsen Zhang, International e-Conference on Pandemics and Transport Policy (ICPT2020), 2020/12/07, Without Invitation, English, ICPT, Online
  7. The Impact of Dairy Intake on Anthropometric Failures of Children consuming Vegetarian Diets (6-24 months) and fulfilling Minimum Dietary Diversity in India, Sakshi Pandey and Saori Kashima, The Future of Food Assistance for Nutrition: Evidence Summit II, 2020/10/05, Without Invitation, English, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Virtual Conference
  8. The Impact of Dairy Intake on Anthropometric Failures of Children consuming Vegetarian Diets (6-24 months) and fulfilling Minimum Dietary Diversity in India, Sakshi Pandey and Saori Kashima, Delivering for Nutrition 2020: Insights from Implementation Research organized by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRI), 2020/09/15, Without Invitation, English, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRI), Virtual Conference
  9. Comparison between national and local land use regression models for NO2 based on routine monitoring data in Japan, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) 2020, 2020/08/24, Without Invitation, English, Virtual Conference
  10. Environmental epidemiological studies: The effects of air pollution on human health in Japan, Saori Kashima, India-Japan ILDP research workshop in IIT-Bombay, 2019/09/12, Without Invitation, English
  11. Public Health Impact Assessment of Asian dust in Japan, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) 2019 Annual Meeting, 2019/08/26, Without Invitation, English
  12. Long-term exposure to fine particulate matter and cancer mortality in Japan, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) 2019 Annual Meeting, 2019/08/26, Without Invitation, English
  13. Public Health Problem in Japan and Other Highly Developed Countries, Saori Kashima, 1st Japan Nepal Medical Conference, 2019/08/03, With Invitation, English, Kathmandu, Nepal
  14. Neighborhood and health - Impact of Geographical Proximity on Health –, Saori Kashima, MIRAI Workshop Tokyo 2019, 2019/06/02, Without Invitation, English
  15. Geographic distribution of regional quota graduates of Japanese medical schools: a nationwide cohort study, Masatoshi Matsumoto1, Saori Kashima2, and Regional Quota Cohort Study Group, World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2019, 2019/05/15, Without Invitation, English
  16. Study of guardians' recognition of children's safety after a disaster, Hiromi Kawasaki, Satoko Yamasaki, Miwako Tsunematsu, Saori Kashima, Chie Teramoto, Hazuki Shintaku, Akihiro Kihara, World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Congress 2019, 2019/05/07, Without Invitation, English
  17. Exposure Assessment of Transboundary air pollution in Japan, Saori Kashima, Thematic Working Group on Air Quality (TWG-AQ), 2018/10/25, With Invitation, English, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  18. Land Use Regression Model, Saori Kashima, Thematic Working Group on Air Quality (TWG-AQ), 2018/10/25, With Invitation, English
  19. Transboundary air pollution issues: Dust and Sandstorm (Asian dust) in Northeast Asian countries, Saori Kashima, Faculty Development Seminar: Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University. - Environmental risk and Health -, 2018/09/14, With Invitation, English
  20. Long-term exposure to PM2.5 and all-cause and cause-specific mortality in Japan, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, The 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018), 2018/08/26, Without Invitation, English
  21. The validity of land use regression models for NO2 based on routine and campaign monitoring data from an urban area of Japan, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Norie Sawada, Tomoki Nakaya, Akira Eboshida, The 2018 Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE 2018), 2018/08/26, Without Invitation, English
  22. Land use regression models for PM2.5 based on ground-based and remote sensing estimates, 2018 Conference of International Society for Environment Epidemiology, and of Exposure Science –Asia Chapter (2018 ISEE/ES-AC), Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Norie Sawada, Tomoki Nakaya, 2018 Conference of International Society for Environment Epidemiology, and of Exposure Science –Asia Chapter (2018 ISEE/ES-AC), 2018/06/25, Without Invitation, English
  23. Prenatal Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution and Child Behavioral Problems in Japan, 2018 Conference of International Society for Environment Epidemiology, and of Exposure Science –Asia Chapter (2018 ISEE/ES-AC), 2018/06/21, Without Invitation, English
  24. Transboundary air pollution issues: Dust and Sandstorm in Northeast Asian countries, Saori Kashima, 2017 Thematic Working Group on Air Quality Meeting, 2017/09/28, With Invitation, English, Thematic Working Group on Air Quality Meeting, Sydney Australia
  25. Temporal trends of infant and birth outcomes in Minamata after severe methylmercury exposure, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, Made Ayu Hitapretiwi Suryadhi, Kawuli Abudureyimu, 2017 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2017/09/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, Sydney, Australia
  26. Gender Differences in Effect of Asian dust on daily all-cause or cause-specific mortality in western Japan, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Akira Eboshida, 2017 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2017/09/24, Without Invitation, English, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, Sydney, Australia
  27. Ambient temperature and daily emergency ambulance calls in Japanese elderly: a time-series analysis, Suzuki E, Yorifuji T, Kashima S, Yamamoto E, Tsuda T., 9th European Public Health Conference., 2016/11/09, Without Invitation, English, Vienna, Austria
  28. Epidemiological studies on Asian dust, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Asian Initiative for Research on Climate and Air Pollution (AIRCAP) meeting, 2016/09/04, With Invitation, English, Rome, Italy
  29. Prenatal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Child Behavioral Problems at School Age in Japan, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, Yoko Kado, Satoshi Sanada, Hiroyuki Doi., the 2016 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2016/09/01, Without Invitation, English, Rome, Italy
  30. Short-term effects of Asian dust in patients with a history of disease: A case-crossover study among the elderly men and women in Japan, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki, Yuuki Tsuchihashi, Akira Eboshida, the 2016 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2016/09/01, Without Invitation, English, Rome, Italy
  31. Case-crossover study in air pollution research, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, Hiroyuki Doi, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) -Asia Chapter, Symposium, 2016/06/26, Without Invitation, English, Sapporo, Japan
  32. Epidemiological studies on Asian dust using light detection and ranging (lidar), Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Sanghyuk Bae, Yasushi Honda, Youn-Hee Lim, Yun-Chul Hong, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) and the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) -Asia Chapter, Symposium, 2016/06/26, Without Invitation, English, Sapporo, Japan
  33. Excess mortality resulting from mixed exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated dibenzofurans from contaminated rice oil: “Yusho”, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Toshihide Tsuda, Akira Eboshida, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Toshihide Tsuda, Akira Eboshida, the 2015 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2015/08/30, Without Invitation, English, São Paulo, Brazil
  34. Secondary sex ratio in regions severely exposed to methylmercury –Minamata disease–, Takashi Yorifuji and Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji and Saori Kashima, the 2015 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2015/08/30, Without Invitation, English, São Paulo, Brazil
  35. A comparative study of designated non-physician communities and adjacent communities in Japan, Saori Kashima, Kazuo Inoue, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Akira Eboshida, Keisuke Takeuchi, Saori Kashima, Kazuo Inoue, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Akira Eboshida, Keisuke Takeuchi, the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015, 2015/03/04, Without Invitation, English, Taipei, Taiwan
  36. Asian dust and daily emergency hospital visits among elderly people in Japan., Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Asia Chapter (ISEE Asia), 2014/12/02, Without Invitation, English, Shanghai, China
  37. Traffic-related Outdoor Air Pollution and Behavioral Development in Japan, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, Midory Higa Diez, Hiroyuki Doi, Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Asia Chapter (ISEE Asia), 2014/12/02, Without Invitation, English, Shanghai, China
  38. Integrating STI/HIV indicators into general health information system in Madagascar, 2014/11/01, Without Invitation, Japanese
  39. Outdoor Air Pollution and Term Low Birth Weight: A Nationwide Longitudinal Survey in Japan, Takashi Yorifuji, Saori Kashima, Hiroyuki Doi, The 21st Asian Conference on Occupational Health, 2014/09/02, Without Invitation, English, Fukuoka, Japan
  40. Asian dust and risk of emergency transport among elderly people in Japan: a case-crossover study, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Etsuji Suzuki, Akira Eboshida, 2014 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2014/08/24, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, Washington, USA
  41. Residential Proximity to Major Roads and Obsterical Complications, Takashi Yorifuji, Hiroo Naruse, Saori Kashima, Takeshi Murakoshi, Hiroyuki Doi, 2014 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), 2014/08/24, Without Invitation, English, Seattle, Washington, USA
  42. Association between proximity to a health care facility and incidence of ambulance use in rural areas of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Saori Kashima, Kazuo Inoue, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Akira Eboshida, Keisuke Takeuchi, World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2014, 2014/05/21, Without Invitation, English, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
  43. Asian dust and daily mortality in Korea and Japan, Saori Kashima, Takashi Yorifuji, Sanghyuk Bae, Yasushi Honda, Toshihide Tsuda, Hiroyuki Doi, Yun-Chul Hong, 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), 2013/08/19, Without Invitation, English, Basel, Switzerland

Awards

  1. 2021/11/18, Dean's Special Award, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University, Contribution to the internationalization and strengthening of research capabilities of the graduate school through the Inter-University Exchange Project
  2. 2017/11/04, Phoenix Outstanding Researcher Award, Hiroshima university, Hiroshima University
  3. 2015/11/13, Phoenix Outstanding Researcher Award, Hiroshima university
  4. 2009/10, Dean's Award, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University
  5. 2006, 2006 Achievement Excellent Scholarship from Okayama university
  6. 1998/03, The 14th Telecom Student Award of Social Science, The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Health impact assessment of transboundary air-pollution (Asian Dust) and local air pollution, 2021, 2023
  2. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Comparison of 3 groups of pharmacist distribution trends between prefectures with existing and new pharmacy departments and non-pharmaceutical departments, 2021, 2025
  3. 2020 Health Service implementation Project, Developing the "colabo, colabo-health" model for tackling the health issues in the company, 2020, 2023
  4. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2020, 2025
  5. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2020, 2023
  6. 2020 J-RAPID Collaborative Research/Survey Program for Urgent Research on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Impacts of COVID-19 on the transport and logistics sector and countermeasures, 2020, 2021
  7. 2020 Responsible Innovation with Conscience and Agility, Overcoming Vulnerability and Restoring Social Justice in Community and Re-designing Cities by Introducing Social Distancing Principle, 2020, 2022
  8. Pfizer Health Research Foundation The 28th (2019) Grant for International Joint Research, Predicting the incidence of cardiovascular disease from meteorological conditions: A multinational comparative approach, 2019, 2021
  9. 2018 Satake Foundation Research Grant (As Research collaborator), The prospective cohort study on the emigration of regional quota graduates of Japanese medical schools, 2018, 2019
  10. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)) (Principal Investigator), Short-term and long-term health effects of transboundary air pollution (Asian dust) in East Asian regions., 2018, 2020
  11. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)), Medical management and medical sociology-related, 2018, 2020
  12. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)), Health Effects of Combined Air Pollution and Surface Heat Exposure by Using Geographic Information System GIS: Cohort Study, 2018, 2020
  13. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), 2017, 2020
  14. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2017, 2019
  15. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), 2016, 2018
  16. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (Principal Investigator), Evaluation of the effects of Asian dust on health outcomes in East Asian countries: Its double role as a direct cause and as an effect modifier, 2015, 2017
  17. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Research on the association between air pollution and disease in a prospective study, 2015, 2017
  18. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)), Evaluation of the effects to morbidity, mortality, and new born outcome by air pollution, 2014, 2016
  19. Conference for Emergency Medicine in Rural Areas and Isolated Islands investigation research (2014), 2013
  20. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (Principal Investigator), Geographic differences of Asian dust health effect in East Asian countries, 2013, 2014
  21. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), Effect of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the nuclear power plant accident on the distribution of physicians in three devastated prefecture of north-east Japan., 2013, 2015
  22. Pfizer Health Research Foundation the 21st (2012) Joint Research Project, 2012
  23. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C), The comprehensive study on the health effects of air pollution in Japan and other Asian countries, 2012, 2014
  24. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) (Principal Investigator), the spatio-temporal model building accounting for the temporal and geographic variation, and evaluation of the impact of air pollution and Asian dust on mortality, 2011, 2012
  25. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), Identification of vulnerable population to climate changes and establishment of effective preventive strategies, 2010, 2012
  26. The Yakumo Foundation fro Environmental Science, Research on how to use satellite images in international disaster relief and humanitarian activities, 2008, 2008

Social Activities

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2019, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, Others, review, 2
  2. 2017, Rural and remote health, Others, review, 2
  3. 2017, Environment International, Others, reviewer, 3
  4. 2017, Japanese Journal of Public Health, Others, reviewer, 2
  5. 2017, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Others, reviewer, 3
  6. 2017, General and Family Medicine, Others, reviewer, 4
  7. 2016, Atmospheric Environment, Others, Atmospheric Environment, 2
  8. 2016, Rural and remote health, Others, reviwer, 2
  9. 2016, Environment International, Others, reviewer, 1
  10. 2016, Environmental Research, Others, review, 1
  11. 2016, Environmental Health Insights, Others, reviewer, 1
  12. 2016, Japanese Journal of Public Health, Others, reviewer, 2
  13. 2016, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Others, reviewer, 1
  14. 2015, Japanese Journal of Public Health, Others, Reviewer
  15. 2015, Science of the Total Environment, Others, Reviewer, 1
  16. 2015, PLoS ONE, Others, Reviewer, 2
  17. 2015, Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, Others, Reviewer, 1
  18. 2015, Environmental Pollution, Others, 2
  19. 2015, Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, Others, reviewer, 1
  20. 2015, PLOS ONE, Others, reviewer, 2
  21. 2015, Science of the Total Environment, Others, reviwer, 1
  22. 2014, Rural and remote health, Others, Reviewer, 3
  23. 2014, Public Health Nutrition, Others, Reviewer, 1
  24. 2014, Journal of Occupational Health, Others, Reviewer, 2