Dr. Kotaro Ozasa
Dr. Kotaro Ozasa is the Chief of Department of Epidemiology, Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF), Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, since 2008. He graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and obtained an MD in 1981, and was trained in internal medicine, then graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Graduate School of Medical Science with specialty in social medicine and obtained a PhD in 1989. He served as a teacher in epidemiology and public health at his alma mater (finally as an associate professor) until 2008. He was involved in epidemiology of cancer, lifestyle-related chronic diseases, infectious disease, and allergy, and also in public health activities in local community. His current research interest is epidemiology of late health effects of radiation and is working on epidemiological studies of atomic bomb survivors and their children.
Protection (2017-2021), a member of Japanese Working Group of UNSCEAR Fukushima Follow-up Project (2014-present). He was a member of Council Committee (2000-2017) and Executive Board (2015-2017) of the Japan Epidemiological Association and is a fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK (2009-present).
Dr. Ozasa a member of Japanese delegation to UNSCEAR (2013 and 2018) and is its alternate representative since the sixty-sixth session in 2019.