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Daisuke Onozuka Last modified date:2018.09.20

Assistant Professor / Department of Health Communication
Department of Basic Medicine
Faculty of Medical Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

Academic Degree
PhD (Medical Science)
Field of Specialization
Environmental Epidemiology, Spatio-temporal epidemiology
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
Outline Activities
My research interests cover most of environmental epidemiology. Current substantive research topics of interest, on which my work in collaboration with both international and Japanese colleagues, focus mainly on the impacts of global climate change, local weather factors and air pollution on health, but also include health risks of Yusho disease.
Research Interests
  • Environmental Epidemiology
    keyword : Environmental Epidemiology, Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
  • Emergency Epidemiology
    keyword : Emergency Epidemiology
  • Dermatological Epidemiology
    keyword : Epidemiology in Yusho Disease
  • Stroke
    keyword : Stroke
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology
    keyword : Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Academic Activities
1. Onozuka D, Nishimura K, Hagihara A, Full moon and traffic accident-related emergency ambulance transport: A nationwide case-crossover study, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, in press, 2018.07.
2. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests During the Japanese Professional Baseball Championship Series, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.02.038, 121, 12, 1471-1476, 2018.06.
3. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Extreme influenza epidemics and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, in press, 2018.02.
4. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Solar radiation and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Japan, ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.06.048, 230, 46-52, 2017.11.
5. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Spatiotemporal variations of extreme low temperature for emergency transport: a nationwide observational study, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMETEOROLOGY, 10.1007/s00484-016-1288-7, 61, 6, 1081-1094, 2017.06.
6. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest attributable to sunshine: A nationwide, retrospective, observational study, EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL - QUALITY OF CARE AND CLINICAL OUTCOMES, 10.1093/ehjqcco/qcw056, 3, 2, 107-113, 2017.04.
7. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Spatiotemporal variation in heat-related out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during the summer in Japan, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.081, 583, 401-407, 2017.04.
8. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Within-summer variation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to extremely long sunshine duration, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.12.179, 231, 120-124, 2017.03.
9. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Associations of day-to-day temperature change and diurnal temperature range with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY, 10.1177/2047487316674818, 24, 2, 204-212, 2017.01.
10. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Extreme temperature and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Japan: A nationwide, retrospective, observational study, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.045, 575, 258-264, 2017.01.
11. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest risk attributable to temperature in Japan, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10.1038/srep39538, 7, 39538, 2017.01.
12. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Nishimura K, Kada A, Nakagawara J, Ogasawara K, Ono J, Shiokawa Y, Aruga T, Miyachi S, Nagata I, Toyoda K, Matsuda S, Suzuki A, Kataoka H, Nakamura F, Kamitani S, Nishimura A, Kurogi R, Sayama T, Iihara K, Prehospital antiplatelet use and functional status on admission of patients with non-haemorrhagic moyamoya disease: a nationwide retrospective cohort study (J-ASPECT study), BMJ OPEN, 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009942, 6, 3, 2016.03.
13. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Spatial and temporal variation in emergency transport during periods of extreme heat in Japan: A nationwide study, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.098, 544, 220-229, 2016.02.
14. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, All-Cause and Cause-Specific Risk of Emergency Transport Attributable to Temperature: A Nationwide Study, MEDICINE, 10.1097/MD.0000000000002259, 94, 51, e2259, 2015.12.
15. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Non-stationary dynamics of climate variability in synchronous influenza epidemics in Japan, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMETEOROLOGY, 10.1007/s00484-014-0936-z, 59, 9, 1253-1259, 2015.09.
16. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, The association of extreme temperatures and the incidence of tuberculosis in Japan, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMETEOROLOGY, 10.1007/s00484-014-0924-3, 59, 8, 1107-1114, 2015.08.
17. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Nationwide variation in the effects of temperature on infectious gastroenteritis incidence in Japan, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10.1038/srep12932, 5, 12932, 2015.08.
18. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Variation in vulnerability to extreme-temperature-related mortality in Japan: A 40-year time-series analysis, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, 10.1016/j.envres.2015.03.031, 140, 177-184, 2015.07.
19. Onozuka D, The influence of diurnal temperature range on the incidence of respiratory syncytial virus in Japan, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 10.1017/S0950268814001575, 143, 4, 813-820, 2015.03.
20. Onozuka D, Hirata T, Furue M, Net survival after exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins: The Yusho study, ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, 10.1016/j.envint.2014.07.008, 73, 28-32, 2014.12.
21. Onozuka D, Effect of non-stationary climate on infectious gastroenteritis transmission in Japan, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10.1038/srep05157, 4, 5157, 2014.06.
22. Onozuka D, Chaves LF, Climate Variability and Nonstationary Dynamics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae Pneumonia in Japan, PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0095447, 9, 4, e95447, 2014.04.
23. Onozuka D, Hashizume M, The influence of temperature and humidity on the incidence of hand, foot, and mouth disease in Japan, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.09.055, 410, 119-125, 2011.12.
24. Onozuka D, Hashizume M, Effect of weather variability on the incidence of mumps in children: a time-series analysis, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 10.1017/S0950268810002967, 139, 11, 1692-1700, 2011.11.
25. Onozuka D, Hashizume M, Weather variability and paediatric infectious gastroenteritis, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 10.1017/S0950268810002451, 139, 9, 1369-1378, 2011.09.
26. Onozuka D, Hirata T, Furue M, Relative survival after exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxins: A follow-up of Japanese patients affected in the Yusho incident, SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.03.007, 409, 12, 2361-2365, 2011.05.
27. Onozuka D, Hashizume M, Hagihara A, Effects of weather variability on infectious gastroenteritis, EPIDEMIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 10.1017/S0950268809990574, 138, 2, 236-243, 2010.02.
28. Onozuka D, Hashizume M, Hagihara A, Impact of weather factors on Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia, THORAX, 10.1136/thx.2008.111237, 64, 6, 507-511, 2009.06.
29. Onozuka D, Yoshimura T, Kaneko S, Furue M, Mortality After Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans: A 40-Year Follow-up Study of Yusho Patients, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 10.1093/aje/kwn295, 169, 1, 86-95, 2009.01.
30. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Influenza Outbreaks, EPIDEMIOLOGY, 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181880eda, 19, 6, 824-828, 2008.11.
31. Onozuka D, Hagihara A, Geographic prediction of tuberculosis clusters in Fukuoka, Japan, using the space-time scan statistic, BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 10.1186/1471-2334-7-26, 7, 26, 2007.04.
Educational Activities
My educational activities cover Environmental Health and Medical Statistics.
Professional and Outreach Activities
I was previously in the Department of Public Health and Medical Affairs at Fukuoka Prefectural Government. In addition, I have been selected to serve as a short-term consultant in the World Health Organization (WHO), Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO). My areas of expertise pertain to infectious disease epidemiology..