Division and Department

Department of Public Health

The Department of Public Health, in the medical faculty, provide you with the breadth of knowledge, subject-specific expertise, specialized skills, and powerful global network you need to forge the career you want in public health. Whether you are a medical doctor, an established public health professional, or new to the field of public health, we will use a comprehensive approach to numerous health issues by health promotion initiatives.

Learn more about our department and curriculum

The Curriculum

  • Master degree
  • Community Health
  • Environmental Hygiene

Doctor degree

  • Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Preventive Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Evidence based practice in Aging society with declining birthrate

We offer lectures on hot topics in Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatics, Health Promotion, Behavioral science, Community Health, Social Epidemiology, Life-style related Diseases, Mental Health, Aging Societies, and etc. You will enjoy unique educational experiences both in and out of the classroom. You will build skills not just in analytical and quantitative methods, but also in problem solving and the application of public health training in real-world situations. During 2 year master course or 4 year doctoral course, we will support you to write at least one scientific paper by using knowledge and skills of epidemiology and biostatistics and will succeed in publishing to international scientific journals.


  • Professor: Kyoko NOMURA, M.D., M.P.H.,Ph.D
  • Assistant Professor
    • Sachiko MINAMISONO, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Roseline YOMG, Ph.D.

Contact Information

  • Professor Kyoko NOMURA, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
  • 1-1-1, Hondo, Akita, 010-8543, Japan
  • Phone:+81-18-884-6087
  • Fax:+81-18-836-2609
  • E-mail:knomura@med.akita-u.ac.jp