Department of International Health and Collaboration


Chief Senior Researcher


Community Health, Child and Parent Health, Health System, Global Health, Health Promotion, Social Epidemiology


Research reports

・Eri Osawa (PI). Health , Labour and Welfare Sciences Research Grants, Research on policies for global health issue. “Research on progress and challenges toward achieving universal health coverage by 2030 in Asian countries”” (21BA0201), Summary Report 2021. March 2022.

・Eri Osawa, Tomoko Kodama, Reiko Hayashi. Challenges for monitoring sustainable development goal 3; indicators related to maternal, child and reproductive health: focusing on family planning and access to antenatal care. Health , Labour and Welfare Sciences Research Grants, Research on policies for global health issue “Research on progress and challenges toward achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030 in Asian countries” (21BA0201, PI; Eri Osawa) Study Report 2021. March 2022.

Original papers

・Hsu HC, Chong Y, Osawa E. Comparison of Asian Countries and Age Groups in the Attitudes Toward Active Aging and Impression of Older Adults, Journal of Aging & Social Policy. 2022; doi: 10.1080/08959420.2022.2055418

・Osawa E, Okuda H.; Koto-Shimada K., Shibanuma A, Saito T. The Environment Encouraging COVID-19 Response at Public Health Centers and Future Challenges in Japan. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 3343.

・Osawa E, Asakura K, Okamura T, Suzuki K, Fujiwara T, Maejima F, Nishiwaki Y. Tracking pattern of total cholesterol levels from childhood to adolescence in Japan. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2022; 29: 38-49.

・Osawa.E, Kodama T. Regional socio-environmental characteristics associated with inadequate prenatal care during pregnancy: an ecological study of 47 prefectures in Japan. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2021 Sep 13;21(1):619. Doi: 10.1186/s12884-021-04100-0

・Nomura M, Goto A, Osawa E and Miura H. Empirical Evaluation of Understandability and Usability of Health Handbooks Commonly Used in Japan. Front. Commun.2021. 6:728934. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2021.728934


・Osawa Eri, Kodama Tomoko. Improvement of Maternal and Child Health in Japan in Sustainable Development Goals Monitoring Indicators and Limitations of the Indicators. Health Med Sci. Health Sciences. 2021;70(3): 242-247.

Conference presentations

・Osawa E, Okuda H, Koto-Shimada K, Shibanuma A, Saito T. The facilitating environment for COVID-19 response at public health centers and the competencies required of public health nurses in Japan. The 6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nursing; 2022.1.8-9; Osaka (online).

・Osawa E. International trends and Japan’s contribution to achieve universal health coverage. Educational lecture at the 36th annual conference of the Japan Association for International Health; 2021.Nov. 27-28. Tokyo (online).

Social contributions

Member of the Council for the Promotion of Gender Equality, Wako city

Member of the Child Care and Child Rearing Support Council, Subcommittee for criteria, fee and approval of facilities review.

Councilor, Japan Association for International Health. (website in preparation)

Compliance Committee, Japan Association for International Health