Division of Environmental Medicine and Population Sciences pursues human population sciences and aims to provide scientific evidence for contributing to the implementation of disease control, based on the concept of epidemiology and benefit-risk balance.
Epidemiology is a methodology for human population sciences that investigate statistically past phenomenon and use the result to improving medical decision-making in future. On the other hand, the concept of benefit-risk balance is useful to conduct the decision-making by integrating the assessment of both effectiveness and risk. Human population sciences have not been acknowledged as science in Japan, but we would like to contribute to the advancement.
Professor Tomotaka Sobue MD, MPH has consistently been engaged in cancer epidemiology after graduation of Osaka University, and it becomes, therefore, a center of our study projects.
Tomotaka Sobue, MD, MPH.