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M.D., Ph.D. Professor Yu Sakagami

The Occupational Medicine specializes in comprehensive stress research and occupational medicine research. The supervising professor is a general occupational physician at Kyoto University. We are looking for people who want to become specialists in health administration in the future, and people who want to conduct comprehensive research on mental and physical stress. In our laboratory, you will be exposed to the cutting edge of these research fields, and at the same time, you will have access to a wealth of information that will be useful for your post-graduate career path.

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Research and Education

The Occupational Medicine is oriented toward both urgent issues that need to be solved now and advanced approaches such as basic research on difficult problems in occupational health and stress in the new era. In particular, we are engaged in exploratory research from social, clinical, and basic medical perspectives with collaborators, aiming to prevent the onset of diseases caused by accumulated fatigue and chronic stress. We are also promoting research themes that contribute to the promotion of health and well-being, such as balancing the quality of work and health in an aging society, reducing human error from a health management perspective, and constructing a new era of occupational health and safety management systems based on stress medicine. This field is recommended not only for those who wish to pursue research in stress medicine, but also for those who seek an academic foundation for their future activities as occupational physicians or health care physicians in leadership positions. The program provides generous mentoring to support each individual’s career path.

Recent Publications

  1. Jiro Takeuchi, Yu Sakagami. Association between Autistic Tendencies and Mental Health when Studying Abroad. Pediatrics International. 2021;64(1):e14724. https://doi.org/10.1111/ped.14724
  2. Miki Noda, Yu Sakagami, Hiroshi Tsujimoto. The psychological process of workers who access mental health services: A qualitative study focused on workers’ sense of ‘me as a worker’. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 2019;10 (2):111-124. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2019.1634601
  3. Jiro Takeuchi, Yu Sakagami. Stigma among international students is associated with knowledge of mental Illness. Nagoya Journal of Medical Science.2018;80:367-378. https://doi.org/10.18999/nagjms.80.3.367
  4. Yu Sakagami. Qualitative job stress and ego aptitude in male scientific researchers.
    Work. 2016;55 (3):585-592. DOI:10.3233/WOR-162427
  5. Jiro Takeuchi, Yu Sakagami, Romana C. Perez. The mother and child health handbook in Japan as a health promotion tool: An overview of its history, contents, use, benefits, and global influence. Global Pediatric Health.2016;3:1-9. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333794X16649884


Professor:Yu Sakagami
Assistant Professor:Satoe Okabayashi
Assistant Professor:Kiichi Matsuzaki
Assistant Professor:Daisuke Kobayashi

Contact:occupational_medicine [at] hoken.kyoto-u.ac.jp sakagami.yu.5s [at] kyoto-u.ac.jp

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