Public Health

International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine

Establishment of Disaster Resilient Medical and Public Health Service

Medical Sciences Course

  • Master / Doctoral Degree

Faculty

EGAWA, ShinichiEGAWA, Shinichi
EGAWA, Shinichi

Professor, M.D. Ph.D.

*Concurrent Position

Research Theme

  • Standardization of disaster medicine and public health
  • Support receiving capacity of the hospitals
  • Medical and public health needs in disaster
Research Keywords:

medical and public health needs, disaster medical and public health coordinator, education of disaster medicine, support receiving capacity, international medicine and public health

Technical Keywords:

database, ICT, teleconference, simulation, cluster approach

Laboratory Introduction

IRIDeS was established in 2012 after Great East Japan Earthquake and promoting the applied disaster mitigation science including Disaster Medical Science. Our division is solely unique in the world and enjoy the liberty of research everything related to disaster medicine and public health. Disaster medical response system in Japan was established after Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake and is leading the world. The hazard itself and medical and public health needs, however, are changing continuously and multi-hazard approach is required. Our team are analyzing the medical and public health needs in disaster and seeking to establish the efficient help relief and support receiving as well as standardization of international medical response according to the disaster cycle.
We are doing research on the database of medical and public health needs and rapid assessment system of evacuation shelter, nation-wide survey of disaster medical and public health coordinator, survey of support receiving plan of the hospitals in the GEJE affected area and possible hazard area of Great Nankai Trough Earthquake, simulation for disaster response, application of geographical spatial information to medical and public health response, as well as organizing international conferences about the standardization of international disaster medicine.

Figure 1. Standardization of disaster medical and public health coordinator is necessary

Figure 1. Standardization of disaster medical and public health coordinator is necessary

Figure 2. Support receiving capacity of the hospitals should be raized

Figure 2. Support receiving capacity of the hospitals should be raized

Recent Publications

  • Pascapurnama DN, et al. Prevention of tetanus outbreak Following natural disasters in Indonesia: Lessons learned from previous disasters. Tohoku J Exp Med. 238: 219-227, 2016
  • Aitsi-Selmi A, et al. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: Renewing the Global Commitment to People’s Resilience, Health, and Well-being. Int J Disaster Risk Sci 6(2): 164-176, 2015.
  • Ashino Y, et al. Ebola Virus Disease: Preparedness in Japan. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 9(1): 74-78, 2015
  • Egawa S, et al. International Symposium on Disaster Medicine and Public Health Management: review of the Hyogo framework for action. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 8(4):357-358, 2014.
  • Usuzawa M, et al. Awareness of disaster reduction frameworks and risk perception of natural disaster: a questionnaire survey among Philippine and Indonesian health care personnel and public health students. Tohoku J Exp Med. 233(1):43-8, 2014.
  • Burkle FM, et al. The 2015 Hyogo Framework for Action: Cautious Optimism. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 8 (3): 191-192, 2014.