Nutritional epidemiology （childhood nutrition from prenatal to early school-years and the food environment）
We investigate the impact of nutrition during pregnancy and early childhood on developmental disorders, and mental illness.
In Adachi City, we are currently researching the impact of food environments and health education on the eating behaviors and nutritional intake of children in day care, primary, and junior high school.
- Social epidemiology (the impact of social inequality and social capital on health)
- Life-course epidemiology (the long term impact of parenting and the environment on prenatal to early childhood health including international comparative studies)
- Child maltreatment (abusive head trauma/shaken baby syndrome)
- Mental health (maternal pre- and postnatal mental health, mental health after a disaster, and child mental health)
- Nutritional epidemiology （childhood nutrition from prenatal to early school-years and the food environment）
- Environmental health (the physical environment and climate change)
- Occupational health (harassment and work-place social capital)