615 N. Wolfe Street (Rm W6017), Baltimore, MD 21205
Baltimore , Maryland
MD, Nagoya University, 1998
PhD, Nagoya University, 2007
Through my clinical experience as an interventional cardiologist, I was first interested in diabetes as a key risk factor for coronary heart disease and its antecedent, obesity. Thus, my early research area of interest was eplidemological relationship among insulin resistance, adipokines, inflammatory markers, and cardiovascular risk. Since I came to JHSPH, I added a kidney angle to my research. I have been investigating the associations among kidney, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease associations using the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and a recently developed collaboration, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Prognosis Consortium (http://www.jhsph.edu/ckdpc). I have been also responsible for organizing all consortium activities in the CKD Prognosis Consortium as well as a key member of the Hopkins based analysis team. The Consortium is tasked with compiling and meta-analyzing the best available data to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of the impact of CKD on prognosis, with implications for improving the definition and staging of CKD. Eventually we formed an analysis committee which completed a meta-analysis of data from 45 cohorts including approximately 1.5 million participants with information on estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), albuminuria and key CKD outcomes (mortality and a few kidney outcomes such as end-stage renal disease) in a year. I am interested in establishing a bridge between clinical cardiology and cardiovascular epidemiology, contributing to better application of epidemiologic methods to clinical questions to form an evidence-base that can improve treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Honors 2005 American College of Physician Membership 2007 Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 2013 Best Reviewers of the Year 2012 of the Annals of Internal Medicine Awards 2004 Japanese Society of Interventional Cardiology Clinical Research Award 2005 Aichi Foundation for Daibetes, Rheumatic Disease and Gout Research Grant 2006 Takao Fund Travel Award. 2009 Early Career Travel Award from the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention 2009 The Aoyama-Kita Scholarship, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2013 Early Career Best Science Award for Abstract Poster Presentation at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2013 2014 The Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology from the American Heart Association
epidemiology, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, adipokines