Environmental Health

To elucidate the relationship between human beings and environment and to protect human health.

Industrialization urbanization and globalization have brought new environmental challenges. To assess the health risks associated with these environmental problems, the following components are essential:

  • Sufficient information on various environmental hazards
  • Accurate and precise exposure assessment
  • Quantitative evaluation of exposure-response relationship

The goals of our division are to establish the methods for comprehensive evaluation of health risks of environmental factor and to prevent adverse health effects and to promote health in human populations.

Academic Staff

Tomonari MATSUDA

Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)MatsudaTomonari

Research Topics

Environmental toxicological topics are covered including development of biomarkers by using metabolome and proteome techniques, identification of new toxic chemicals in the environment and elucidation of toxic mechanism.


Room 365, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3342
E-mail: matsuda.tomonari.8z@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Misuzu ASARIAsariMisuzu

Associate Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics


Kouhei YAMAMOTOKouheiYamamoto

Senior Lecturer (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Development of the distribution estimating models for the exposure assessment of air pollutants and its application to epidemiological studies
  • Environmental impact assessment using air quality models
  • Development of novel methods for air quality management and environmental risk assessment by air pollution using environmental data analysis

Room 366, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3341
E-mail: yamamoto.kouhei.7r@kyoto-u.ac.jp


Akiko HONDAAssistant Professor (Graduate School of Engineering)

Research Topics

  • Evaluation of the health effects of environmental pollutants using experimental methods
  • Health impact assessment focusing on allergic diseases
  • Elucidation of mechanism by which environmental pollutants exacerbate allergic diseases


Room 364, Cluster C1-3, Katsura campus
TEL: +81-75-383-3343
E-mail: akko@health.env.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

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