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Takahashi Ken

E-mail: ken.takahashi@sydney.edu.au

Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health at the University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), Kitakyushu, Japan. He graduated the School of Medicine of Keio University in 1983, received his Ph.D. from UOEH and M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been devoting most of his professional career to epidemiologic research of occupational diseases, with special interest on occupational lung diseases, and asbestos diseases in particular. He has been serving as consultant and advisor to WHO and ILO, as well as examiner and advisor to academic institutes of several Asian countries. He is on the editorial board of several journals including the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health and Occupational Medicine (Oxford). He has served two terms as Board Member of the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH)and serves as President of the Asian Association for Occupational Health (2011-2014).

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