Japanese Association of Health Communication(JAHC)

About the Japanese Association of Health Communication (JAHC)

In Japan, the importance of health communication was recognized by many Japanese health professionals and researchers in the 2000s, and the number of researchers in this area had gradually increased. However, at that time there were no academic associations with the words, “health communication”, in their names. Therefore, four researchers in this area, Takahiro Kiuchi (The University of Tokyo), Takeo Nakayama (Kyoto University), Tomoko Araki (Kyushu University), and Akihito Hagiwara (Kyushu University) met several times and established the Japanese Association of Health Communication in 2009. The Association's first annual conference was held in Tokyo on July 10, 2009. An annual conference has been held every year since then. We believe that the establishment of this association greatly contributed to the recognition of health communication as an important and independent research area, and has promoted health communication studies and related activities in Japan.

Both practice and research are important in health communication. We assumed that health communication researchers should have abilities to broadly and systematically teach students in medical universities and train staff in hospitals and public/private agencies, and to conduct in-depth research on specified health communication topics.

We believe that health communication practice, studies, and education are essential in all areas of healthcare and public health. We hope that all medical universities in Japan will have at least one dedicated health communication researcher as a permanent staff member and offer lectures and practical training to students.

President and Vice President

  1. President ISHIKAWA,Hirono, Ph.D.
  2. Vice President KAWAGUCHI,Hiroyuki, D.D.S.,Ph.D.

Steering Commitee

  1. AKIYAMA,Miki, Ph.D.
    Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
  2. ABE,Keiko,R.N., Ph.D.
    Kinjogakuin University
  3. IGARASHI,Noriko, Ph.D.
    Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Associate Professor
  4. ISHIKAWA,Hirono, Ph.D.
    Professor, Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health
  5. ISHIZAKI,Masato, Ph.D.
    Graduate School of Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
  6. IWAKUMA,Miho, Ph.D
    Dep. of Medical Communication, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Associate Professor
  7. UENO,Haruka, Ph.D
    Department of Health and Dietetics,Faculty of Health and Medical Science,Teikyo Heisei University・Lecture
  8. ONO,Naoko, Ph.D.
    Juntendo University・Faculty in International Liberal Arts・Associate Professor
  9. OKAMOTO,Sawako, Ph.D.
    Specially-Appointed Associate Professor
  10. OKUHARA,Tsuyoshi, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Communication, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo
  11. KATO,Mio, Ph.D.
    Senior Researcher, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
  12. KAWAGUCHI,Hiroyuki, D.D.S.,Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Hiroshima University Hospital
  13. KAWASHIMA,Michie, Ph.D.
    Kyoto Sangyo University Department of International relations/Associate Professor
  14. KAWAMURA,Yoko, Ph.D.
    Professor of Safety and Health Management, School of Health Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health
  15. KIUCHI,Takahiro,M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Health Communication, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo
  16. KIKUKAWA,Makoto, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
  17. KITAZAWA,Kyoko, MSc.
    Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Visiting Professor
  18. SAKAI,Yukiko, MSIS, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Center for General Education, Teikyo University
  19. SAKAKIBARA,Keiko, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University
  20. SHIMAZAKI,Takashi, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities, Sophia University
  21. SUKA,Machi, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine
  22. SUGIMOTO,Naomi, Ph.D.
    Professor, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University
  23. SUGIMORI,Hiroki, MD, PhD, MMedSc
    Daito Bunka University. Faculty of Sports and Health Science, Dept. of Nursing・ Professor
  24. SON,Daisuke, M.D., Ph.D.
    Department of Community-based Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tottori University, Senior Lecturer
  25. TAKANAGA,Shigeru, Ph.D.
    Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University Professor
  26. TAKAYAMA,Tomoko, R.N., Ph.D.
    Chief, Division of Cancer Information Service, Center for Cancer Control and Information Services, National Cancer Center/Associate Professor, Department of Cancer Communication, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
  27. TAGUCHI,Norihiro, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Dental Education, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Kagoshima University
  28. TAKENAKA,Koji, Ph.D.
    Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University
  29. TAKEBAYASHI,Toru, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine, Keio University
  30. TSUCHIYA,Keiko, Ph.D.
    Yokohama City University, Graduate School of Urban Social and Cultural Studies, Associate Professor,
  31. NAKAYAMA,Kazuhiro, Ph.D.
    Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, St. Luke’s International University
  32. NAKAYAMA,Takeo, M.D.,Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Health Informatics, Graduate School of Medicine & School of Public Health, Kyoto University
  33. NORO,Ikuko, Ph.D.
    The Jikei University School of Medicine・Professor
  34. HAGIHARA,Akihito, Ph.D.
    National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center・Visiting Director
  35. HASEGAWA,Satoshi,Ph.D.
    Social Welfare Corporation, President
  36. HAYAKAWA,Masayo, Ph.D.
    Division of Cancer Information Service, Institute for Cancer Control, National Cancer Center または Institute for Cancer Control, National Cancer Center
  37. HARAGI,Makiko, Ph.D.
    Saitama Prefectural University, Associate Professor
  38. FUJISAKI,Kazuhiko, M.D., Ph.D
    Professor, Virtual Skill Division, Medical Education Development Center, Gifu University
  39. FUJIMORI,Maiko, Ph.D.
    Section Chief Division of Supportive Care, Survivorship and Translational Research Division of Behavioral Sciences National Cancer Center Institute for Cancer Control
  40. HOMMA,Mieko, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, School of Health and Social Services, Saitama Prefectural University
  41. MIYAHARA,Akira, Ph.D.
    Professor, Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Seinan Gakuin University
  42. MIYAWAKI,Rina, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Letters, Meiji University
  43. YASUMURA,Seiji, Ph.D.
    Fukushima Medical University・Executive Director & Vice President, Professor, Department of Public Health, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine
  44. YAMAKI,Chikako, Ph.D.
    Section Head, Cancer Information Service Division, Institute for Cancer Control, National Cancer Center
  45. WATANABE,Kiyotaka, M.D., Ph.D., FACP.
    Clinical Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Teikyo University

Editorial committee

  1. ISHIKAWA,Hirono, Ph.D.
    Professor, Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health
  2. ONO,Naoko, Ph.D.
    Juntendo University・Faculty in International Liberal Arts・Associate Professor
  3. OKUHARA,Tsuyoshi, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Health Communication, School of Public Health, The University of Tokyo
  4. SAKAKIBARA,Keiko, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Social Welfare, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University
  5. SHIMAZAKI,Takashi, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, Faculty of Humanities, Sophia University
  6. SUGIMOTO,Naomi, Ph.D.
    Professor, Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University
  7. TAKANAGA,Shigeru, Ph.D.
    Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University Professor
  8. YAMAKI,Chikako, Ph.D.
    Section Head, Cancer Information Service Division, Institute for Cancer Control, National Cancer Center

Office

Office
Department of Health Communication, School of Public Health, the University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655
Email
jahc-admin@umin.ac.jp
FAX
03-5689-0726