Department of Health Crisis Management


Department Director
SAITO Tomoya


Research outline
Room: #617 Main bldg
Keywords: Public health emegency preparedness and response, biosecurity, gaming&simulation
Research outline
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Research theme and outline

The current global biosecurity landscape should be ascertained from public health and security.

Dr. Saito is a chief senior researcher at the Department of Health Crisis Management of the National Institute of Public Health of Japan and a visiting associate professor at the School of Computing at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. His current area of research is biosecurity, public health emergency preparedness and response, and simulation epidemiology.
Before joining NIPH, he worked as a medical officer at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and worked on health surveillance after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (2011), IHR National Focal Point (2011-2012) and bioterrorism and emerging disease preparedness and response (2012-2014). Before joining the MHLW, he was an instructor at the Keio University School of Medicine, worked on a clinical study on the Japanese smallpox vaccine LC16m8, and also conducted epidemiological studies of pandemic flu in 2009-2011. He received his MD and PhD from Keio University School of Medicine in Japan and his MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.