Tomoya Saito

Tomoya Saito

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Tomoya Saito
National Institute of Public Health
Job title
Other affiliation
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Academic & Professional Experience

Jan 2020
Director, Department of Health Crisis Management, National Institute of Public Health
Apr 2016
Visiting Associate Professor, School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Apr 2016
Visiting lecturer, Keio University Graduate School of Health Management
Apr 2014
Dec 2019
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Health Crisis Management, National Institute of Public Health
Jun 2012
Mar 2014
Deputy Director, Division of Tuberculosis and Infectious Disease Control
Jun 2012
Mar 2014
Deputy Director, TB and Infectious Disease Control Division, Health Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Sep 2011
Mar 2016
Visiting Associate Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary School of Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Jul 2011
May 2013
Coordinator for International Health Crisis Management, Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response, Health Science Division, Minister's Secretariat
Apr 2011
Jul 2011
Deputy Director, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Oct 2010
Mar 2011
Visiting Scholar, Health Protection Agency, UK

Published Papers

Tomoya Saito
J. Natl. Inst. Public Health   68(5) 410-417   Dec 2019   [Refereed][Invited]
“Health Security” is a frequently used term, but there is no common definition that has been widely agreed on. This article examines “A series of measures such as prevention, preparation, de- tection, and response to protect the population as a wh...
Hiroshi Naruse, Kazuaki Jindai and Tomoya Saito
BMJ opinion      Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Evaluation of Japan’s health security capacity by WHO Joint External Evaluation (JEE) and Biosafety and Biosecurity
Tomoya Saito
JBSA Newsletter   9(1) 1-8   2019   [Invited]
Profiling of the antibody response to attenuated LC16m8 smallpox vaccine using protein array analyssis
Eto K, Fujita M, Nishiyama Y, Saito T, Molina D, Morikawa S, Saijo M, Shinmura Y, Kanatani Y
Vaccine   37(55) 6588-6593   2019   [Refereed]
Saito Tomoya
J NIPH   66(4) 387-394   2017
Combating communicable diseases remains a challenge for the global health community, despite the relative reduction of weight on communicable diseases in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) compared to the previous Millennium Development Goal...
Yasue Tomoo, Koyama Takahiro, Takekoshi Tomoharu, Inaba Shizuyo, Kubota Yoshinori, Nakamura Toshiyuki, Saito Tomoya, Tanabe Masaki
J NIPH   66(6) 658-668   2017   [Refereed]
Training and exercise are crucial to enhance understanding of pandemic planning under the Act on Special Measures for Pandemic Influenza and New Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response relevant action plan and guidelines, and develop appropri...
Saito T, Ishikane M, Omagari N, Kobayashi A, Matsui T, Okutani A, Morikawa S.
J. Natil. Inst. Public Health   65(6) 548-560   Dec 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Bacillus anthracis is a biological agent which used to be developed as a biological weapon due to the
stability of its spores in the environment and its lethality. There has been no domestic incident involving
anthrax since 1994, and clinical expe...
齋藤 智也, 田辺 正樹, 平川 幸子
シミュレーション&ゲーミング = Studies in simulation and gaming   26(2) 42-51   Dec 2016
Yuki Maehira,Yohei Kurosaki,Tomoya Saito,Jiro Yasuda,Masayoshi Tarui,Denis J M Malvy,Tsutomu Takeuchi
BMJ Global Health   1(3)    Nov 2016   [Refereed]
With the incidence and mortality rates of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone now at zero and reports of the largest and most complex EVD outbreak in history no longer on the front pages of newspapers worldwide, the urgen...
Trends in U.S. Policy on Dual Use Research of Concern
Shuji Amano, Tomoya Saito
uirus   65(2) 295-300   Dec 2015
Developments in Biosecurity in the Netherlands
Tomoya Saito, Shoji Amano
uirus   65(2) 287-294   Dec 2015
Trends in Biosecurity: Report from Biological Weapons Convention Expert Meeting 2015
Tomoya Saito
JBSA Newsletter   5(3) 35-38   Dec 2015   [Invited]
Akiko Eto, Tomoya Saito, Hiroyuki Yokote, Ichiro Kurane, Yasuhiro Kanatani
Vaccine   33(45) 6106-6111   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
New horizon of Japanese Public-Private-Academic partnership toward global health security: Operational product research on therapeutics and diagnostics for containment of Ebola virus disease in west Africa
Yamada K, Saito T, Yasuda J, Takeuchi T
Medical Science Digest   41(12) 42(460)-49(467)   Nov 2015
Cibulsky SM, Sokolowski D, Lafontaine M, Gagnon C, Blain PG, Russell D, Kreppel H, Biederbick W, Shimazu T, Kondo H, Saito T, Jourdain J, Paquet F, Li C, Akashi M, Tatsuzaki H, Prosser L. Mass
PLOS Currents Disasters      Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Tomoya Saito
Eurosurveillance   20(44)    Nov 2015   [Refereed]
The largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease occurred in West Africa in 2014 and resulted in unprecedented transmission even in distant countries. In Japan, only nine individuals were screened for Ebola and there was no confirmed case. However, the...
Response to infection diseases of global concern
Tomoya Saito
Journal of Japan Institute of Healthcare Architecture   189(10) 16-17   Oct 2015   [Invited]
Tomoya SAITO, Kazuko FUKUSHIMA, Keishi ABE, Mugen UJIIE, Kazunori UMEKI, Kenkou OOTSUKA, Yasuharu MATSUMOTO, Koji NABAE, Yukiko NAKATANI and Kensuke NAKAJIMA
Uirus (Virus)   65(1) 104-113   Jun 2015   [Invited]
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is categorized in the Category 1 Infectious Disease under the Act on Infectious Disease Control. Since the Act came into effect in 1999, no confirmed case of viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) has been reported, though some c...
Yasumasa Nishiyama, MD, PhD; Susumu Matsukuma, MD, PhD; Takuya Matsumura, MD, PhD; Yasuhiro Kanatani, MD, PhD; Tomoya Saito, MD, PhD
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness   9(2) 220-223   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Tomoya Saito, Kazuko Fukushima, Kazunori Umeki, and Kensuke Nakajima
Emerging Infectious Diseases   21(3) 487-489   Mar 2015   [Refereed]


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日本公衆衛生学会総会抄録集   77th 507   Oct 2018
中瀬克己, 調恒明, 中里栄介, 齋藤智也
日本公衆衛生学会総会抄録集   77th 509   Oct 2018
齋藤智也, 須藤弘二, 加藤真吾
日本ワクチン学会学術集会プログラム・抄録集   22nd 82   2018
ワクチンの有効性・安全性の臨床評価とVPDの疾病負荷に関する疫学研究 平成29年度 総括・分担研究報告書   45‐47   2018
国際保健規則(IHR)に基づく合同外部評価に向けた実施体制と評価手法に関する研究 平成29年度 総括・分担研究報告書(Web)   1‐228(Total 118P) (WEB ONLY)   2018

Conference Activities & Talks

齋藤智也, 中瀬克己, 中里栄介, 調恒明, 三崎貴子, 丸山絢, 岸本剛, 皆川洋子, 大曲貴夫, 神谷元, 森永裕美子, 四宮博人, 田村大輔
日本公衆衛生学会総会抄録集   10 Oct 2019   
Strengthening public health-security interface for bioterrorism preparedness and response in Japan
Tomoya Saito
The 13th CBRNe Protection Symposium   24 Sep 2019   
As Japan is facing several high-profile/mass gathering events such as 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, reinforcing preparedness for CBRNE events including a biological event is crucial. Japan has developed a high-level public health capaci...
Memorial symposium for Professor Tsutomu Takeuchi: Biosecurity study and BSL-4 research: Biosecurity studies under the Professor Takeuchi’s leadership and beyond [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
The 59th Annual Meeting for the Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine   11 Nov 2018   
Bioterrorism and its countermeasures [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
The 7Th Oda Memorial International Symposium:Public health and medical services at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games   19 Oct 2018   
日本公衆衛生学会総会抄録集   9 Oct 2018   
齋藤智也, 中瀬克己, 森永裕美子, 神谷元, 福住宗久
日本公衆衛生学会総会抄録集   9 Oct 2018   
Globla Health Security and Japan [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Enhancing Global Health security Through International Biosecurity and Health Engagement Programs   23 Apr 2018   
Overview of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response in Japan [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
NCT Asia Pacific   17 May 2017   
Bioterrrorism preparedness in Japan [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
90th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Microbiology   20 Mar 2017   
Biosecurity Policy Landscape in Japan
Tomoya Saito
12th International Symposium on Protection against Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents   8 Jun 2016   
CBRN terrorism is an issue of growing concern in Japan in preparation for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Government of Japan (GOJ) started capacity building for biodefense since the end of 1990’s and enhanced it after 9/11 Attack. Reinf...
Tomoya Saito
Biological Weapons Convention Expert Meeting 2015   10 Aug 2015   
Tomoya Saito
Biological Weapons Convention Expert Meeting 2015   10 Aug 2015   
Overview of Ebola virus disease outbreak and response in west Africa [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
Open Symposium: EVD outbreak and R&D for Therapeutics and Diagnosis -Efforts by France and Japan   7 Jun 2015   
Challenges in Medical Countermeasures Preparedness for CBRN defense [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
20th Meeting of the Japanese Association for Disaster Medicine   28 Feb 2015   
Challenges in MCM preparedness for EVD and other occasions in Japan [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
2015 US-Japan Annual Medical Biodefense Research Symposium   13 Feb 2015   
Tomoya Saito
The 2014 Meeting of Experts for the 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention Biological Weapon Convention   7 Aug 2014   
Scope of Emerging Infectious Disease Research in Japan [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
6th US-Japan Medical Biodefense Research Symposium   4 Feb 2013   
Public health response to the combined Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant accident [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
Public Health Agency of Canada Forum for Emergency Preparedness and Response   Jan 2012   
Infectious Diseases and Biodefense Research Priorities in MHLW [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
5th US-Japan Medical Biodefense Research Symposium   1 Nov 2011   
Activities for Biodefense and Biosecurity in Keio University [Invited]
Tomoya Saito
JSPS Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Japan-UK Joint Seminar "Biosecurity, Dual-use Dilemma and Education for Life Scientists"   Jan 2011