About Us

Our Mission

Promoting Evidence-Based
Global Public Health Action

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

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

Takeo Fujiwara, MD, PhD, MPH

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

MPH Course director

“By leveraging our partnership with faculties and institutions in North/Latin America, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Africa, our program will equip you with practical skills and insight, and help you build a career in global health through innovative coursework, research engagement, and network-/community-building opportunities. Only at TMDU can you get such unique learning and professional development. Come join us, and let's make a difference together!”

Kazuki Takada, MD, MBA, PhD

Deputy Director of Education

Professor, Department of Professional Development in Healthcare Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Why Study with Us

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

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

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

Academic advisors

Takeo Fujiwara

Takeo Fujiwara

MPH Course director
MD, PhD, MPH
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    fujiwara.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

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

Keiko Nakamura

MD, PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Entrepreneurship

  • Contact Info.

    nakamura.ith@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Trade in health service and international workforce for health and long-term care
    • Social business models for equitable delivery of healthcare
  • Full Profile
Kazuki Takada

Kazuki Takada

MD, MBA, PhD
Deputy Director(1)
Professor(2)
Department of Professional Development in Health Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

  • Department

    1. Education
    2. Institute of Education
    3. Department of Professional Development in Healthcare Sciences
  • Contact Info.

    takada.rheu@tmd.ac.jp

  • Contact Info.

    • Qualitative and quantitative research in medical education
  • Full Profile

Instructors

Yusuke Matsuyama

Yusuke Matsuyama

DDS, PhD
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    matsuyama.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Dentistry
    • Social Epidemiology
  • Full Profile
Keiko Nakamura

Ayako Morita

MSc, PhD
Junior Associate Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    morita.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

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

Kiyohide Fushimi

MD, PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Healthy Policy and Informatics

  • Contact Info.

    kfushimi.hci@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

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

Rebecca L. Carlson

PhD
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Institute of Global Affairs
    qualitative research methods

  • Contact Info.

    carlson.isc@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Social causes of global health inequalities
    • Biosocial approach to health
    • Medical anthropology
    • The production of knowledge and expertise in science, medicine and media
    • Modern forms of technology, national-identity and mobility in Japan
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Nobutoshi Nawa

Nobutoshi Nawa

MD, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Department of Medical Education Research and Development

  • Contact Info.

    nawa.ioe@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

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

Satomi Doi

PhD
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    doi.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

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

Yukako Tani

PhD
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    tani.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Food environment
    • Eating Behavior
    • Social Epidemiology
    • Life course epidemiology
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Shiroh Iwanaga

Shiroh Iwanaga

PhD
Professor

  • Department

    Department of Environmental Parasitology

  • Contact Info.

    iwanaga.vip@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Parasitic infectious disease
    • Vector-borne infectious disease
    • Malaria
    • Drug resistance
  • Full Profile
Yu Funakoshi

Yu Funakoshi

MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

  • Department

    Institute of Education
    Department of Global Health Promotion

  • Contact Info.

    funahlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Medical education
    • Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health
    • Social epidemiology
Aya Isumi

Aya Isumi

Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  • Department

    Department of Global Health Promotion, Tokyo Medical and Dental University

  • Contact Info.

    isumi.hlth@tmd.ac.jp

  • Research Interests

    • Maternal and child Health
    • Child abuse prevention
    • Program evaluation
    • Social Epidemiology

Harvard/Johns Hopkins Lecture Series (HJLS)

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

Ichiro Kawachi

Ichiro Kawachi

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

S.V. Subramanian

S.V. Subramanian

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

Brian Schwartz

Brian Schwartz

Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pamela Surkan

Pamela Surkan

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Benjamin V. Lozare

Benjamin V. Lozare

Director
Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Contact Us

  • About Curriculum
    & E-learning

    JD & MPH Unit,
    International Exchange Section,

    Institute of Global Affairs

    Email: jd@ml.tmd.ac.jp

  • About VISA, Scholarship

    Foreign Student Support Unit, International Exchange Section,

    Institute of Global Affairs

    Email: fssu@ml.tmd.ac.jp

  • About Applications
    & Admission

    Graduate School Admission Team, Admission Section,

    Institute of Education

    Email: nyu-grad@ml.tmd.ac.jp