I am a physician-scientist specializing causal modeling in chronic disease epidemiology. I received an M.D. from the University of Tokyo in 2013, and received Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UCLA in 2021 after working as an endocrinologist. My long-term career goal is to reduce the global health burden of chronic diseases (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease, thyroid disorders, and cardiovascular disease, etc). I aim to develop strong methodologic skills in epidemiology/statistics (particularly, causal inference and machine learning), and leverage them to build evidence for future clinical management and policy interventions related to chronic diseases.



2017-2021 PhD, Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health,  University of California Los Angeles

2007-2013 MD, Department of Medicine, University of Tokyo

Work experience

2021 Assistant Professor, Kyoto University

2020 Graduate student researcher, UCLA

2020- Epidemiology advisor, Ito Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

2019 Teaching Assistant for Epidemiology M204/ Statistics M243 (LOGIC, CAUSATION AND PROBABILITY), UCLA

2019 Harvard Global Health Institute (Research internship)

2018 Graduate student researcher, UCLA

2015-2017 Senior resident in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yokohama Rosai Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan

2013-2015 Junior resident in Internal Medicine, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan