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Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
Phone: (617) 432-0235
Fax: (617) 432-3123


ichiro.kawachi@channing.harvard.edu

Ichiro Kawachi, MD, PhD

Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Social Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health
  • Director, Harvard Center for Society and Health, Harvard Medical School

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

My research in cancer is focused in three areas: (a) understanding socioeconomic disparities in cancer incidence, survival, and access to screening and treatment; (b) investigating psychosocial factors influencing cancer incidence (for example, the role of social networks and job stress); and (c) studying the predictors of quality of life and functional status following breast and prostate cancer. Some of my studies utilize large national datasets (e.g., ongoing prospective cohort studies such as the Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Followup Study). An additional interest of mine is international tobacco control.

Publications

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  • Dean LT, Subramanian SV, Williams DR, Armstrong K, Zubrinsky Charles C, Kawachi I. Getting Black Men to Undergo Prostate Cancer Screening: The Role of Social Capital. Am J Mens Health 2015. PubMed
  • Nishi A, Kawachi I, Koenen KC, Wu K, Nishihara R, Ogino S. Lifecourse epidemiology and molecular pathological epidemiology. Am J Prev Med 2014; 48:116-9. PubMed
  • Dutra LM, Williams DR, Kawachi I, Okechukwu CA. Racial and non-racial discrimination and smoking status among South African adults 10 years after apartheid. Tobacco Control 2014. PubMed
  • John DA, Kawachi I, Lathan CS, Ayanian JZ. Disparities in perceived unmet need for supportive services among patients with lung cancer in the Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance Consortium. Cancer 2014; 120:3178-91. PubMed
  • Dutra LM, Kim SS, Williams DR, Kawachi I, Okechukwu CA. Worksite safety climate, smoking, and the use of protective equipment by blue-collar building workers enrolled in the MassBUILT smoking cessation trial. J Occup Environ Med 2014; 56:1082-7. PubMed
  • Halonen JI, Kivimäki M, Pentti J, Stenholm S, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Vahtera J. Green and blue areas as predictors of overweight and obesity in an 8-year follow-up study. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2014. PubMed
  • Arcaya M, Glymour MM, Christakis NA, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV. Individual and spousal unemployment as predictors of smoking and drinking behavior. Soc Sci Med 2014; 110:89-95. PubMed
  • Rewak M, Buka S, Prescott J, De Vivo I, Loucks EB, Kawachi I, Non AL, Kubzansky LD. Race-related health disparities and biological aging: does rate of telomere shortening differ across blacks and whites? Biol Psychol 2014; 99C:92-9. PubMed
  • Dutra LM, Williams DR, Gupta J, Kawachi I, Okechukwu CA. Human rights violations and smoking status among South African adults enrolled in the South Africa Stress and Health (SASH) study. Soc Sci Med 2014; 105:103-11. PubMed
  • Dean L, Subramanian SV, Williams DR, Armstrong K, Charles CZ, Kawachi I. The role of social capital in African-American women's use of mammography. Soc Sci Med 2014; 104:148-56. PubMed
  • Duncan DT, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Aldstadt J, Melly SJ, Williams DR. Examination of how neighborhood definition influences measurements of youths' access to tobacco retailers: a methodological note on spatial misclassification. Am J Epidemiol 2014; 179:373-81. PubMed
  • Nandi A, Sweet E, Kawachi I, Heymann J, Galea S. Associations between macrolevel economic factors and weight distributions in low- and middle-income countries: a multilevel analysis of 200,000 adults in 40 countries. Am J Public Health 2014; 104:e162-71. PubMed
  • Richmond TK, Elliott MN, Franzini L, Kawachi I, Caughy MO, Gilliland MJ, Walls CE, Franklin FA, Lowry R, Banspach SW, Schuster MA. School programs and characteristics and their influence on student BMI: findings from healthy passages. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e83254. PubMed
  • Neuman M, Kawachi I, Gortmaker S, Subramanian S. National economic development and disparities in body mass index: a cross-sectional study of data from 38 countries. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e99327. PubMed
  • Kobayashi T, Suzuki E, Oksanen T, Kawachi I, Takao S. The bright side and dark side of workplace social capital: opposing effects of gender on overweight among Japanese employees. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e88084. PubMed
  • Heo J, Oh J, Subramanian SV, Kawachi I. Household and school-level influences on smoking behavior among Korean adolescents: a multilevel analysis. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e98683. PubMed
  • Nishihara R, Morikawa T, Kuchiba A, Lochhead P, Yamauchi M, Liao X, Imamura Y, Nosho K, Shima K, Kawachi I, Qian ZR, Fuchs CS, Chan AT, Giovannucci E, Ogino S. A prospective study of duration of smoking cessation and colorectal cancer risk by epigenetics-related tumor classification. Am J Epidemiol 2013; 178:84-100. PubMed
  • Ikeda A, Kawachi I, Iso H, Iwasaki M, Inoue M, Tsugane S. Social support and cancer incidence and mortality: the JPHC study cohort II. Cancer Causes Control 2013; 24:847-60. PubMed
  • McClure CB, Valdimarsdóttir UA, Hauksdóttir A, Kawachi I. Economic crisis and smoking behaviour: prospective cohort study in Iceland. BMJ Open 2012. PubMed
  • Son M, Kim J, Oh J, Kawachi I. Inequalities in childhood cancer mortality according to parental socioeconomic position: A birth cohort study in South Korea. Soc Sci Med 2010; 72:108-15. PubMed
  • Datta GD, Kawachi I, Delpierre C, Lang T, Grosclaude P. Trends in Kaposi's Sarcoma Survival Disparities in the United States: 1980 through 2004. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2010; 19:2718-26. PubMed
  • Park EJ, Kim H, Kawachi I, Kim IH, Cho SI. Area deprivation, individual socioeconomic position and smoking among women in South Korea. Tobacco Control 2010; 19:383-90. PubMed
  • Kim D, Masyn KE, Kawachi I, Laden F, Colditz GA. Neighborhood socioeconomic status and behavioral pathways to risks of colon and rectal cancer in women. Cancer 2010; 116:4187-96. PubMed
  • Hill S, Sarfati D, Blakely T, Robson B, Purdie G, Dennett E, Cormack D, Dew K, Ayanian JZ, Kawachi I. Ethnicity and management of colon cancer in New Zealand: do indigenous patients get a worse deal? Cancer 2010; 116:3205-14. PubMed
  • Sapp AL, Kawachi I, Sorensen G, LaMontagne AD, Subramanian SV. Does workplace social capital buffer the effects of job stress? A cross-sectional, multilevel analysis of cigarette smoking among U.S. manufacturing workers. J Occup Environ Med 2010; 52:740-50. PubMed
  • Hill S, Sarfati D, Blakely T, Robson B, Purdie G, Chen J, Dennett E, Cormack D, Cunningham R, Dew K, McCreanor T, Kawachi I. Survival disparities in Indigenous and non-Indigenous New Zealanders with colon cancer: the role of patient comorbidity, treatment and health service factors. J Epidemiol Community Health 2010; 64:117-23. PubMed
  • Suzuki E, Fujiwara T, Takao S, Subramanian SV, Yamamoto E, Kawachi I. Multi-level, cross-sectional study of workplace social capital and smoking among Japanese employees. BMC Public Health 2010; 10:489. PubMed
  • Chapman B, Fiscella K, Duberstein P, Kawachi I. Education and smoking: confounding or effect modification by phenotypic personality traits? Ann Behav Med 2010; 38:237-48. PubMed
  • Datta GD,Neville BA,Kawachi I,Datta NS,Earle CC. Marital Status and Survival Following Bladder Cancer. J Epidemiol Community Health 2009; 63:807-13. PubMed
  • Osypuk TL,Subramanian SV,Kawachi I,Acevedo-Garcia D. Is Workplace Smoking Policy Equally Prevalent and Equally Effective for Immigrants? J Epidemiol Community Health 2009; 63:784-91. PubMed
  • Kondo N, Sembajwe G, Kawachi I, van Dam RM, Subramanian SV, Yamagata Z. Income inequality, mortality, and self rated health: meta-analysis of multilevel studies. BMJ 2009; 339:b4471. PubMed
  • Glymour MM,Defries TB,Kawachi I,Avendano M. Spousal smoking and incidence of first stroke: the Health and Retirement Study. Am J Prev Med 2008; 35:245-8. PubMed
  • Gilman SE, Martin LT, Abrams DB, Kawachi I, Kubzansky L, Loucks EB, Rende R, Rudd R, Buka SL. Educational attainment and cigarette smoking: a causal association? Int J Epidemiol 2008; 37:615-24. PubMed
  • Ackerson LK, Kawachi I, Barbeau EM, Subramanian SV. Effects of individual and proximate educational context on intimate partner violence: a population-based study of women in India. Am J Public Health 2008; 98:507-14. PubMed
  • Cho HJ, Khang YH, Jun HJ, Kawachi I. Marital status and smoking in Korea: the influence of gender and age. Soc Sci Med 2007; 66:609-19. PubMed
  • Lemeshow AR, Fisher L, Goodman E, Kawachi I, Berkey CS, Colditz GA. Subjective social status in the school and change in adiposity in female adolescents: findings from a prospective cohort study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2008; 162:23-8. PubMed
  • Ackerson LK, Kawachi I, Barbeau EM, Subramanian SV. Exposure to domestic violence associated with adult smoking in India: a population based study. Tobacco Control 2007; 16:378-83. PubMed
  • Subramanian SV, Kawachi I. Commentary: Chasing the elusive null--the story of income inequality and health. Int J Epidemiol 2007; 36:596-9. PubMed
  • Wolin KY, Glynn RJ, Colditz GA, Lee IM, Kawachi I. Long-term physical activity patterns and health-related quality of life in u.s. Women. Am J Prev Med 2007; 32:490-9. PubMed
  • Kim D, Kawachi I. U.S. state-level social capital and health-related quality of life: multilevel evidence of main, mediating, and modifying effects. Ann Epidemiol 2007; 17:258-69. PubMed
  • Hill SE, Blakely T, Kawachi I, Woodward A. Mortality among lifelong nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home: cohort data and sensitivity analyses. Am J Epidemiol 2006; 165:530-40. PubMed
  • Melchior M, Berkman LF, Kawachi I, Krieger N, Zins M, Bonenfant S, Goldberg M. Lifelong socioeconomic trajectory and premature mortality (35-65 years) in France: findings from the GAZEL Cohort Study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2006; 60:937-44. PubMed
  • Osypuk TL, Kawachi I, Subramanian SV, Acevedo-Garcia D. Are state patterns of smoking different for different racial/ethnic groups? an application of multilevel analysis. Public Health Rep 2006; 121:563-77. PubMed
  • Tindle HA, Rigotti NA, Davis RB, Barbeau EM, Kawachi I, Shiffman S. Cessation among smokers of "light" cigarettes: results from the 2000 national health interview survey. Am J Public Health 2006; 96:1498-504. PubMed
  • Datta GD, Subramanian SV, Colditz GA, Kawachi I, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Individual, neighborhood, and state-level predictors of smoking among US Black women: A multilevel analysis. Soc Sci Med 2006; 63:1034-44. PubMed
  • Kroenke CH, Kubzansky LD, Schernhammer ES, Holmes MD, Kawachi I. Social networks, social support, and survival after breast cancer diagnosis. J Clin Oncol 2006; 24:1105-11. PubMed
  • Duncan DT, Kawachi I, Melly SJ, Blossom J, Sorensen G, Williams DR. Demographic disparities in the tobacco retail environment in Boston: a citywide spatial analysis. Public Health Rep 2014; 129:209-15. PubMed
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