Last Updated :2023/12/04

Affiliations, Positions
Hiroshima University Hospital, Assistant Professor

Basic Information

Educational Backgrounds

  • Kyushu University, Medicine, 1999/04, 2005/03
  • University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health, United States of America, 2013/08, 2015/12
  • Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan, 2018/07

Academic Degrees

  • Masster of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.D. Ph.D., Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Research Fields

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

Research Keywords

  • natural disaster
  • unnatural death
  • solitary death

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Human Relations
  2. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Symptomatology, Diagnosis and Treatment
  3. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice of Medicine I
  4. 2023, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Practice of Medicine II
  5. 2023, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Lecture on Practice of General Medicine

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Gout with Marked Ulnar Deviation Imitating Rheumatoid Arthritis., Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan), 2022
  2. ★, How the 2018 Japan Floods Impacted Nursing Home Admissions for Older Persons: A Longitudinal Study Using the Long-Term Care Insurance Comprehensive Database, JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, 24(3), 368-+, 202303
  3. Effect of COVID-19 inpatients with cognitive decline on discharge after the quarantine period: A retrospective cohort study, JOURNAL OF GENERAL AND FAMILY MEDICINE, 24(1), 9-15, 202301
  4. ★, Impact of the early phase of COVID-19 on the trends of isolated bacteria in the national database of Japan: an interrupted time-series analysis, JOURNAL OF INFECTION, 86(2), 147-153, 2023
  5. The impact of early-stage COVID-19 pandemic on the diagnosis and treatment of gastric cancer: A cross-sectional study using a large-scale cancer registry in Hiroshima, Japan., DEN open, 3(1), 2023
  6. A suicide case by hanging without fixing the end of the rope., Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan), 63, 2023
  7. Increased care-need in older long-term care insurance users after the 2018 Japan Floods: a retrospective cohort study based on the Japanese long-term care insurance claims., Environmental health and preventive medicine, 28, 2023
  8. Focal Neurological Symptoms at Initial Presentation Could Be a Potential Risk Factor for Poor Prognosis Among Patients With Multiple Brain Abscesses by Streptococcus anginosus Group: A Case Report With Literature Review, CUREUS JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, 14(11), 20221130
  9. Bacterial susceptibility changes post national shortage of first cephalosporin in Japan: a longitudinal retrospective database study using interrupted time series analysis, JOURNAL OF GLOBAL ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE, 30, 348-353, 202209
  10. Clinical utility of computed tomography-based evaluation of trunk muscles in primary sclerosing cholangitis, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, 40(10), 1053-1060, 202210
  11. Duration of infectious viral shedding in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 treated with REGN-CoV2, JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 28(7), 912-917, 202207
  12. ★, 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), 20220301
  13. Alcohol abuse as a potential risk factor of solitary death among people living alone: a cross-sectional study in Kyoto, Japan, BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 22(1), 2022
  14. Clinical utility of computed tomography-based evaluation of trunk muscles in primary sclerosing cholangitis, JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, 40(10), 1053-1060, 2022
  15. 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), 2022
  16. Duration of infectious viral shedding in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 treated with REGN-CoV2?, JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY, 28(7), 912-917, 2022
  17. ★, A Raman algorithm to estimate human age from protein structural variations in autopsy skin samples: a protein biological clock, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1), 20210315
  18. Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor-induced Aortitis with Lung Injury, Splenomegaly, and a Rash During Treatment for Recurrent Extraosseous Mucinous Chondrosarcoma, INTERNAL MEDICINE, 60(8), 1311-1315, 2021
  19. Population history in Okinawa based on JC virus and ALDH2 genotypes, Sci Rep, 10(1), 7331, 202004
  20. Two patients with Paget-schroetter syndrome that were successfully diagnosed by doppler ultrasonography: Case studies with a literature review, Intern Med, 59(20), 2623-2627, 2020
  21. Relationship between serum prostate-specific antigen and age in cadavers, SAGE Open Med, 16(8), 2020
  22. Estimation of Cadaveric Age by Ultrasonography, DIAGNOSTICS, 10(7), 2020
  23. Successful Treatment of Acute Chest Syndrome with Manual Exchange Transfusion in a Patient with Sickle Beta(+)-thalassemia, INTERNAL MEDICINE, 58(11), 1629-1634, 2019
  24. An Atypical Case of Non-asthmatic Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Finally Diagnosed by Tissue Biopsy, INTERNAL MEDICINE, 58(6), 871-875, 20190315
  25. Age estimation based on visual parameters of the skin of cadavers., Skin Research and Technology, 25(4), 532-537, 2019
  26. Primary Signet Ring Cell Carcinoma of Rectum Diagnosed by Boring Biopsy in Combination with Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE, 2018
  27. Relationship between thyroid hormone levels and age in post-mortem cases, Romanian Journal of Legal Medicine, 26(1), 12-15, 2018
  28. The GP Method can be Effective as a Screening Test Before STR Typing, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS, 18(1), 22-27, 201803
  29. Isolation and unnatural death of elderly people in the aging Japanese society, SCIENCE & JUSTICE, 56(2), 80-83, 2016
  30. Raman spectroscopy of human skin: looking for a quantitative algorithm to reliably estimate human age., Journal of biomedical optics, 20(6), 2015
  31. Utilization of bone impedance for age estimation in postmortem cases, JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 36, 102-107, 2015
  32. Drospirenone detected in postmortem blood of a young woman with pulmonary thromboembolism: A case report and review of the literature, LEGAL MEDICINE, 17(2), 109-115, 2015
  33. Acetaldehyde-induced cytotoxicity involves induction of spermine oxidase at the transcriptional level, TOXICOLOGY, 310, 1-7, 2013
  34. Temporal evolution in peritoneal hemorrhage as depicted by postmortem CT, JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 20(5), 548-550, 2013
  35. Estimation of postmortem time based on aorta narrowing in CT imaging, JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 20(8), 1075-1077, 2013
  36. A trial of the utilization of stable isotope analysis for the estimation of the geographic origins of unidentified cadavers, FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 232(1-3), 2013
  37. The use of moxibustion scars in the identification of individuals in forensic medicine, FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 219(1-3), E25-E28, 2012
  38. Use of the Genome Profiling Method for the Identification of Saliva and Sweat Samples, Japanese journal of science and technology for identification, 18(1), 79-83, 2013
  39. Tracing Jomon and Yayoi ancestries in Japan using ALDH2 and JC virus genotype distributions., Investigative genetics, 6, 2015
  40. Five Cases of Familial Mediterranean Fever in Japan: The Relationship with MEFV Mutations., Internal Medicine, 57(16), 2425-2429, 20180815

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. A study on the use of Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) for Malaria prevention among Indonesian 5-years-old population, Gunara RA, Widawati M, Miyamori D, Kanno K, Ito M, ICPS2020, 2020/10, Without Invitation, English, ICPS, Surabaya, Indonesia

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), 2014/04/01, 2017/03/31
  2. KAKENHI(Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists), 2021, 2023

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The 11th Annual Conference of Japan Primary Care Association, Japan Primary Care Association, 2020/07, 2020/08