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  • Logical thinking in medical research
  • Research among human populations
  • Causal inference

02|What We Learn

  • Epidemiology, biostatistics, and data science
  • Analytical and quantitative skills (statistical software)
  • Writing and reading scientific papers
  • Scientific skills you need to propel an academic or research career in public health


  • Theoretical Epidemiology and Analytical Methods
    Causal inference, multilevel analysis
  • Social Epidemiology
    Multidisciplinary approach to address social determinants of health
  • Environmental Epidemiology
    Air pollution, Minamata disease, arsenic poisoning
  • Child Health Epidemiology
    Cohort studies or perinatal database for child health research
  • Occupational Health
    Social capital and social cohesion in occupational settings
  • Global Health
    Field works or epidemiological studies in international settings
  • Other Specific Research Interests
    Clinical epi., disaster epi., community health, big data, etc.


Department of Epidemiology
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Okayama University

2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan
Phone: +81(JP)-86-235-7173
Fax: +81(JP)-86-235-7178
Email: ocdc◎okayama-u.ac.jp(please change “◎” to “@”)

05|Prospective Students

Please send the following documents to the email address above.

  1. Letter of Introduction
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Plan
  4. Proof of English Proficiency

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