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Kazuko Yoshizawa, Sc.D.

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Harvard School of Publich Health, Boston, MassachusettsScD1997Nutiriional Epidemiology
Cornell University, Ithaca. New YorkMS1989International Nutrition

Overview
Kazuko Yoshizawa, MS, Sc.D., is a visiting scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kazuko is a nutrition epidemiologist currently developing a dietary intake assessment tool using new statistical methods for epidemiological studies in Japan. This assessment tool allows researchers to assess the link between diet and diseases like dementia, heart disease, and cancer. It's also possible to look into the relationship between fish consumption and mercury level in the environment.

Kazuko has conducted technological transfer to the ministry of health of UN member countries, Sudan, Afghanistan, Liberia, Timor-Leste, as a technical officer and a consultant. She also did it in Cambodia and Myanmar, as a JICA expert. In Timor-Leste, she developed a two-year project proposal on capacity building in health and nutrition for the ministry of health, funded by the Embassy of Japan. In Sudan, she helped the ministry with a two-year plan in health and nutrition, supported by the WHO HQ. In Liberia, she took the lead to develop the guidelines on managing moderate and severe malnutrition for the ministry of health.

Kazuko has eight years of experience as a university faculty in Japan, teaching public health nutrition, statistics, epidemiology, international nutrition, and thesis research to undergraduates and graduates.

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  1. https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/ja/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-1 (Kazuko Yoshizawa) Apr 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2021
    Ministry of Education, Japan
    Examining the system architecture in order to develop and use a dietary survey tool in community health activities.
    Role Description: Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for a Japanese population by use of the Harvard validation method
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. U of Nagasaki President Education Research Grants (Kazuko Yoshizawa) Apr 1, 2016 - Mar 31, 2017
    University of Nagasaki
    Study on the reliability of the Food Intake Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) that captures regional dietary patterns
    Role: Principle Investigator
  3. Community-oriented Education Research Grants (Kazuko Yoshizawa) Apr 1, 2015 - Mar 31, 2016
    Ministry of Education; University of Nagasaki
    Study on factors that affect the eating behavior of remote island residents
    Role: Principle Investigatore
  4. U of Nagasaki President Education Research Grants (Kazuko Yoshizawa) Apr 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2015
    University of Nagasaki, Japan
    Study on validity and reproducibility of food intake frequency questionnaire (FFQ): Tool development for nutrition epidemiological survey
    Role: Principle Investigator
  5. U of Nagasaki President Education Research Grants (Kazuko Yoshizawa) Apr 1, 2013 - Mar 31, 2014
    University of Nagasaki
    Study on validity and reproducibility of food intake frequency questionnaire (FFQ): Tool development for nutrition epidemiological survey
    Role Description: Validation of the FFQ for a Japanese population
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kazuko Yoshizawa, Laila Al-Shaar, Walter Willett. Kazuko Yoshizawa, Laila Al-Shaar, Walter Willett. Validity and Reproducibility of a Food Frequency Questionnaire to assess the Consumption of Fatty acids and Antioxidants in a Japanese population. Online Summit on Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2020. View Publication.
    2. Yoshizawa K, Willett WC, Yuan C. Reliability of Repeated Measures of Nutrient Intake by Diet Records in Residents in the Western Region of Japan. Nutrients. 2019 Oct 18; 11(10). PMID: 31635313.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Kazuko Yoshizawa. The Possibility of Using UN Data for Global Nutrition Policy Formulation. The Possibility of Using UN Data for Global Nutrition Policy Formulation. 2017. View Publication.
    4. Yoshizawa K. [WHO Healthy City Initiative in Japan]. Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. 2013; 68(2):138-43. PMID: 23718975.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Yoshizawa K, Ascherio A, Morris JS, Stampfer MJ, Giovannucci E, Baskett CK, Willett WC, Rimm EB. Prospective study of selenium levels in toenails and risk of coronary heart disease in men. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Nov 01; 158(9):852-60. PMID: 14585763.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Yoshizawa K, Rimm EB, Morris JS, Spate VL, Hsieh CC, Spiegelman D, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC. Mercury and the risk of coronary heart disease in men. N Engl J Med. 2002 Nov 28; 347(22):1755-60. PMID: 12456851.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    7. Yoshizawa K, Willett WC, Morris SJ, Stampfer MJ, Spiegelman D, Rimm EB, Giovannucci E. Study of prediagnostic selenium level in toenails and the risk of advanced prostate cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1998 Aug 19; 90(16):1219-24. PMID: 9719083.
      Citations: 88     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Kazuko Yoshizawa. Trace Elements and Coronary Heart Disease and Prostate Cancer. Doctoral Thesis. Harvard University. 1997.
    9. Kazuko Yoshizawa. Cardiovascular Disease and Cereal Consumption in China. 1990. View Publication.
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