Publications 2010-2013

Contact information for the authors can be found here: Alumni Contact List (Please note that authors affiliated with the Takemi Program are written in bold.)


Kenzo Takahashi, Jun Kobayashi, Marika Nomura-Baba, Kazuhiro Kakimoto and Yasuhide Nakamura, Can Japan Contribute to the Post Millennium Development Goals? Making Human Security Mainstream through the TICAD Process, Tropical Medicine and Health Vol. 41 No. 3, 2013, pp. 135-142.

Tucker JD, Hao C, Zou X, Lv G, McLaughlin M, Li X, Ling L. The influence of migration on the burden of and response to infectious disease threats in China: a theoretically informed review. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. 2013 Nov; 2013-3.

Roni Factor, David R. Williams & Ichiro Kawachi, Social Resistance Framework for Understanding High-Risk Behavior Among Nondominant Minorities: Preliminary Evidence, Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec;103(12):2245-51.

Sakai, R, Et al., The Impact of Japan’s 2004 Postgraduate Training Program on Intra-Prefectural Distribution of Pediatricians in Japan, PLOS ONE, October 30, 2013.

Roni Factor, Ichiro Kawachi & David R. Williams, Evaluation of the UNREST questionnaire for testing the social resistance framework, J Epidemiol Community Health. 2013 Jul;67(7):618-24.

Roni Factor, Tamara Awerbuch, Richard Levins, Social and land use composition determinants of health: Variability in health indicators, Health & Place, April 2013.



Toy M, Et. al., The cost-effectiveness of treating chronic hepatitis B patients in a median endemic and middle income country, Eur J Health Econ. 2012 Oct;13(5):663-76. Epub 2012 Jul 20.

Bump JB & Reich MR, Political economy analysis for tobacco control in low- and middle-income countries,  Health Policy Plan. 2012 May 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Ikuma Nozaki, Mika Kuriyama, Pauline Manyepa, Matilda K. Zyambo, Kazuhiro Kakimoto and Till Bärnighausen, False Beliefs About ART Effectiveness, Side Effects and the Consequences of Non-retention and Non-adherence Among ART Patients in Livingstone, Zambia, AIDS and Behavior, Volume 1 / 1997 – Volume 16 / 2012.

M Hosoda, H Inoue,  Y Miyazawa, E Kusumi, K Shibuya, Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in Japan, Lancet. 2012; 379(9815): 520.


Joseph C Okeibunor, et al., Preventing malaria in pregnancy through community-directed interventions: evidence from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, Malaria Journal, 2011, 10-227.

Takeshi Yoda, Roni Factor, Sumiko Mekaru, John S. Brownstein, Onset Epidemiology of new H1N1 influenza in Central Japan-Social morphologic approach, Scientific Research and Essays,Vol.6, No.20. 4179-4184, 2011

Robert J. Blendon, Minah Kang Kim, John M. Benson, The Public, Political Parties, and Stem-Cell Research, N Engl J Med 2011; 365:1853-1856, November 17, 2011.

M Tatar, S Mollahaliloglu, et al., Health Systems in Transition: Turkey, Health Systems Review, Vol. 13 No. 6 2011.

M Toy, et al., Age- and region- specific hepatitis B prevalence in Turkey estimated using generalized linear mixed models: a systematic review. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011, 11:337

Tetsuya Tanimoto, Koichiro Yuji, Naoyuki Uchida, Miwako Hosoda, Yuko Kodama, Takanori, Teshima, Shuichi Taniguchi, Blood-cell banking for workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Authors’ reply, Lancet, Vol.378, p.484, 2011.

Shirai K, “Social capital, social participation and social networks in Okinawa”, in Ando Y, Suzuki N (eds), Social structure and social patterns in Okinawa : Okinawa social survey 2006, Kyusyu University Press, 2011 in press.

Fujino Y, Tanabe N, Honjyo K, Suzuki S, Shirai K, Iso H and Tamakoshi A, A prospective cohort study of neighborhood stress and ischemic heart disease in Japan: a multilevel analysis using the JACC study data, BMC Public Health 2011, 11:398.

Aida J, Kondo K, Hirai H, S V Subramanian, Murata C, Kondo N, Ichida Y, Shirai K and Osaka K, Assessing the association between all-cause mortality and multiple aspects of individual social capital among the older Japanese, BMC Public Health 2011, 11:499.

Hee-Kyung Joh, Walter C. Willett, Eun Young. Type 2 Diabetes and the Risk of Renal Cell Cancer in Women, Diabetes Care, Vol 34, July 2011.

Joseph C. Okeibunor, et al., Where would I be without Ivermectin? Capturing the benefits of community-directed treatment with Ivermectin in Africa, Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2011 May;16(5):608-21.

Tomizuka T. Health insurance. Aizawa K(ed.) Public Health for Clinician (in Japanese). Chugai-igakusha. Tokyo 2011.

Chun, H.-R., & Kim, M. K.Measuring the health disparity of older women in South Korea: Using mixed methods, Journal of Welfare for the Aged. Vol. 51, 247-276, 2011. (Korean)

Heeran Chun, Minah Kang, Kyunghee Jung-Choi, Sung-il Cho, A Qualitative Study on Health Perception in Older Women, Yosong’hak-Non’jib (Women’s Studies Review), vol. 27. No. 1, p. 3-14, 2011. (Korean)

Del Duca GF, Thumé E, Hallal PC, Prevalence and factors associated with home care among older adults Rev Saude Publica, 2011 Feb;45(1):113-20. Epub 2010 Oct 29. English, Portuguese.  PMID: 21049173

Nozaki I, Dube C, Kakimoto K, Yamada N, Simpungwe JB, Social factors affecting ART adherence in rural settings in Zambia, AIDS Care. 2011 Mar 10:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Yanping Li, et  al., Exposure to the Chinese Famine in Early Life and the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Adulthood, Diabetes Care, Col 34, April 2011.

Yanping Li, et al., Exposure to Chinese famine in early life and the risk of hypertension in adulthood, J Hypertens. 2011 Jun;29(6):1085-92.

Banati P, Low-Beer D (2011) “Innovations in aid effectiveness: incorporating new Global Programs”, Innovative Health Partnerships: The Diplomacy of Diversity, November 2011.

Enis Baris, Salih Mollahaliloglu, Sabahattin Aydin, Healthcare in Turkey: from laggard to leader, BMJ 2011; 2011; 342:c7456, Jan. 2011.

Edward C Green and Allison Ruark,  AIDS, Behavior, and Culture, Left Coast Press, Jan, 2011.

Edward C Green, Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World, Polipoint Press, 2011.

Hong L, McCunniff M, Ahmed A, Liu Y, Cai J, Hoff G. Secular trends in hospital emergency department visits for dental care in Kansas City, Missouri, 2001-2006, Public Health Rep. 2011 Mar-Apr;126(2):210-9.

CS Acuin, GL Khor, T Liabsuetrakul, EL Achadi, TT Htay, R Firestone,  ZA Bhutta, Maternal, neonatal, and child health in southeast Asia: towards greater regional collaboration, The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9764, Pages 516 – 525, 5 February 2011.


Bump, Jesse B., The Long Road to Universal Health Coverage: A century of lessons for development strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation Publications, November 15, 2010.

Shirai K, Iso H, Kondo K. Social determinants of health: association between socioeconomic status and dementia, Japanese Journal of Public Health, 57;1015-22, 2010.

Shirai K, Iso H., Association between psychosocial factors and cardiovascular disease: evidence from large cohort study, Astellas Square, 32;20-23, 2010.

Tomizuka T, Takayama Y, Shobayashi T, Fukushima Y, Suzuki Y., Underlying medical conditions and hospitalization for pandemic (H1N1), 2009, Japan, Emerg Infect Dis, 2010 Oct.

Tomizuka T and Matsuda R., Pandemic influenza A(H1N1) vaccine policy in Japan, Health Policy Monitor, October 2010.

Michael Goroff & Michael R. Reich, Partnerships To Provide Care And Medicine For Chronic Diseases: A Model For Emerging Markets, Health Aff, December 2010 vol. 29 no. 12 2206-2213. 

Yanping Li, et al., Lack of dietary diversity and dyslipidaemia among stunted overweight children: the 2002 China National Nutrition and Health Survey, Public Health Nutr. 2011 May;14(5):896-903. Epub 2011 Feb 10. 

Paniz VM, Fassa AG, Facchini LA, Piccini RX, Tomasi E, Thumé E, da Silveira DS, Rodrigues MA, Domingues MR, Bertoldi AD, Free access to hypertension and diabetes medicines among the elderly: a reality yet to be constructed, Cad Saude Publica, 2010 Jun;26(6):1163-74. PMID: 20657981

Dube C, Nozaki I, Hayakawa T, Kakimoto K, Yamada N, Simpungwe JB, Expansion of antiretroviral treatment to rural health centre level by a mobile service in Mumbwa district, Zambia, Bull World Health Organ, 2010 Oct 1;88(10):788-9, Epub 2010 Sep 3.

Mollahaliloglu, S., Healthcare Employee Satisfaction Survey, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Health, Refik Saydam Hygiene Center Preidency, School of Public Health, 2010.

Mehrdad R, Dennerlein JT, Haghighat M, Aminian O., Association between psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal symptoms among Iranian nurses, Am J Ind Med. 2010 Oct;53(10):1032-9.

Prakash C Gupta, Cecily S Ray.  2.3 Tobacco.  In Tuncer AM (ed.) Cancer Report 2010.  Ankara, New Hope in Health Foundation.  PP. 32-37.

Gupta PC, Ray CS.  Epidemic in India.  In Boyle P, Gray N, Henningfield J, Seffrin J, Zatonski W (eds).  Tobacco – Science, Policy and Public Health.  2nd edition.  Oxford.  2010.  Oxford University Press.  PP. 241-56.

England Lucinda J; Kim Shin Y; Tomar Scott L; Ray Cecily S; Gupta Prakash C; Eissenberg Thomas; Cnattingius Sven; Bernert John T; Tita Alan Thevenet N; Winn Deborah M; Djordjevic Mirjana V; Lambe Mats; Stamilio David; Chipato Tsungai; Tolosa Jorge E.  Non-cigarette tobacco use among women and adverse pregnancy outcomes.  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica 2010;89(4):454-64

Subramoney S, d’Espaignet ET, Gupta PC. Higher risk of stillbirth among lower and middle income women who do not use tobacco, but live with smokers.  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010;89(4):572-7.

Viswanath K, Ackerson LK, Sorensen G, Gupta PC (2010) Movies and TV Influence Tobacco Use in India: Findings from a National Survey. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11365. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011365

Oswal KC, Pednekar MS, Gupta PCTobacco industry interference for pictorial warnings.  Indian Journal of Cancer (2010) Volume 47, Suppl 1, s101-s104.

Sinha DN, Singh G, Gupta PC, Pednekar MS, Warren CW, Asma S, Lee J.  Linking India global health professions student survey data to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.  Indian Journal of Cancer (2010) Volume 47, Suppl 1, s30-s34

Hebert JS, Pednekar MS, Gupta PCForced expiratory volume predicts all-cause and cancer mortality in Mumbai India: Results from a population-based cohort study.  Int J Epidemiol.  2010;39(6):1619-27

Eddy C, Sase E, Schuster R. Pandemic Influenza A 2009 and public health policies, Georgetown Public Policy Review 2010; 15 (1) 63-75.

Sidika Kaya, Serkan Barsbay, Erdem Karabulut, The Turkish version of the safety attitudes questionnaire: psychometric properties and baseline data, Quality and Safety in Health Care, doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.032003.

William Joe, U.S. Mishra and K. Navaneetham (2010), Socio-economic Inequalities in Child Health:  Recent Evidence form India, Global Public Health, Vol.5(5), pp.493-508.

W Kunaviktikul, et al., Knowledge and involvement of nurses regarding health policy development in Thailand,  Nursing and Health Sciences (2010), 12, 221–227.

THUME, ElaineFACCHINI, Luiz Augusto; TOMASI, Elaine  and  VIEIRA, Lúcia Azambuja Saraiva. Home health care for the elderly: associated factors and characteristics of access and health care. Rev. Saúde Pública[online]. ahead of print, pp. 0-0.  Epub Sep 17, 2010. ISSN 0034-8910.  doi: 10.1590/S0034-89102010005000038.

Li YP, et al., Report on childhood obesity in china (8): effects and sustainability of physical activity intervention on body composition of chinese youth, Biomed Environ Sci. 2010 Jun;23(3):180-7. 

Roni Factor, Gad Yair, and David Mahalel, Who by Accident? The Social Morphology of Car Accidents, Risk Analysis 30:1411-1423. 

Naoki Kondo, Juhwan Oh, Suicide and karoshi (death from overwork) during the recent economic crises in Japan: the impacts, mechanisms and political responses, J Epidemiol Community Health 2010;64:649-650 doi:10.1136/jech.2009.090787.

Elaine Thumé MS, Luiz Augusto Facchini, Grace Wyshak, Paul Campbell, The Utilization of Home Care by the Elderly in Brazil’s Primary Health Care System, Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print August19, 2010: e1–e7. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.184648.

A A Tanon, F Champagne, A-P Contandriopoulos, M-P Pomey, A Vadeboncoeur, H Nguyen, Patient Safety and systematic reviews: finding papers indexed in MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL, Quality and Safety in Health Care, Published Online First 10 May 2010.

Yasuo Sugiura, Young-Su Ju, Junko Yasuoka, Masamine Jimba, Rapid increase in Japanese life expectancy after World War II, BioScience Trends. 2010; 4(1):9-16.

Mendoza-Sassi RA, Cesar JA, Silva PR, Denardin G, Rodrigues MM. Risk factors for cesarean section by category of health service. Rev Saude Publica. 2010 Feb;44(1):80-9. PubMed PMID: 20140332. 

Yanping Li, Lu Qi, Yuna He, Vincent W Jaddoe, Edith JM Feskens, Xiaoguang Yang, Guansheng Ma, and Frank B Hu, Exposure to the Chinese famine in early life and the risk of hyperglycemia and type 2 diabetes in adulthood, Diabetes published ahead of print July 9, 2010, doi:10.2337/db10-0385 .

Kayako Sakisaka, Masamine Jimba, Kyo Hanada, Changing poor mothers’ care-seeking behaviors in response to childhood illness: findings from a cross-sectional study in Granada, Nicaragua, BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010, 10:10.

Miwako Hosoda, Hansen’s disease recoverers as agents of change: a case study in Japan, Leprosy Review, 2010, 81(1), pp.5-16.

Sakisaka K, Nakamura J., Donors’ commitments to neglected tropical diseases: not all bad, Lancet, 2010 Mar 13;375(9718):892-3.