Welcome to the Asia Summer School
Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in the world.
This course introduces research tools to examine evidence on the health risks associated with environmental risk exposures and to assess the health benefits of mitigation policies in Asia.
Time-series regression analysis is nowadays a key tool in public health for investigating the short-term health effects of environmental exposures. The course offers an introduction to the ecological time-series design and the statistical modeling process for the most common environmental exposures (e.g., temperature, air pollution, dust, haze) in Asian countries.
Who should attend
The course is designed for postgraduate students, early career researchers, and personnel from universities, as well as researchers and practitioners working in public and private institutions across various research fields and nationalities. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The course will be taught in English.
The faculty includes professors and researchers from Japanese universities with extensive experience in environmental epidemiology.
The course will be held on The University of Tokyo main campus, conveniently located next to Ueno Park with good access to three subway stations and in close proximity to many museums, hotels, and restaurants.
About previous edition
In 2023, our summer school drew participation from a group of 40 participants from China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. The attendees comprised postgraduate students and researchers from public health, environmental epidemiology, and infectious diseases epidemiology.
What participants said
Participants gave the course a top rating for satisfaction and expressed their intention to recommend it to others.