Shoji F. Nakayama, MD, PhD
Dr Shoji Nakayama is an MD and holds PhD in public health. His expertise is in exposure science, especially in children’s exposure. He is certified as a Public Health Specialist/Supervisor by Japan Board of Public Health and Social Medicine. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.
In 2005, Dr Nakayama was invited to the U.S. EPA and worked on exposure research on perfluorinated substances. In 2009, he moved to EPA’s engineering laboratory to help risk management of the emerging contaminants. Then in 2011, Dr Nakayama joined the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan. Currently he is Head of the Exposure Dynamic Research Section as well as Adjunct Professor of the University of Tsukuba, Japan and Mahidol University, Thailand.
Dr Nakayama is a lead exposure scientist for the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS), which is a longitudinal birth cohort study involving 100,000 mothers and children. He is devoted to human biomonitoring research including method development for contaminants of emerging concern. He collaborates with US, Canada, EU and Asian researchers to advance and promote children’s environmental health research.