Ryo Watanabe

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Ryo Watanabe
Kanagawa University of Human Services
Graduate School of Health Innovation
Job title
Ph.D.(Hitotsubashi University), Master of Public Health(University of Tokyo), Bachelor of Science in Health(Ohio University)
Other affiliation
Saitama Prefectural University


Ryo Watanabe is a lecturer at Kanagawa University of Human Services School of Health Innovation, Japan. His academic disciplines include health economics, health administration, and managerial accounting in healthcare. As a researher, he is focusing on the effectiveness of the balanced scorecard (BSC) at the health care institutions and health economical analysis using hospital information system.

He received a B.S.H. from Ohio University and M.P.H. from University of Tokyo School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. at Hitotsubashi University in 2015.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Junior Associate Professor, Graduate School of Health Innovation, Kanagawa University of Human Services
Apr 2018
Mar 2019
Lecturer, Kanagawa University of Human Services
Apr 2018
Advisor, Healthcare New Frontier Promotion, Headquarters Office, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Sep 2017
Mar 2018
Project Leader, Headquarters Office, Policy Bureau, Kanagawa Prefectural Government
Apr 2017
Visiting Research Fellow, Research Center for Health Policy and Economics, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study


Apr 2012
Mar 2015
Accounting Program, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, hitotsubashi University
Apr 2009
Mar 2011
School of Public Health, University of Tokyo
Aug 2002
Aug 2005
Health Services Administration, College of Health and Human Services, Ohio University

Committee Memberships

May 2017
Japan Association for Medical Informatics  Education committee of Healthcare Information Technologist
Nov 2016
Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development  Science and Technology Researcher
Nov 2015
Nov 2015
TBC 2015 Translational Bioinformatics Conference  moderator of keynote speech

Published Papers

Fukuda H, Yano Y, Sato D, Ohde S, Noto S, Watanabe R, Takahashi O
PharmacoEconomics      Nov 2019   [Refereed]
Sakaguchi, H., Watanabe, R., Yokoya, S., Arai, Ko.
Journal of the International University of Health and Welfare   24(2) 26-36   Aug 2019
Progress in the development of the cost accounting system and problems in its implementation in hospitals using the Diagnosis procedure Combination/Per-Diem Payment System
Sakaguchi, H., Watanabe, R., Arai, Ko.
Journal of the Japan Society for Healthcare Administration   56(3) 5-11   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Hirose D, Shimizu S, Hirao K, Ogawa Y, Sato T, Kaneko Y, Takenoshita N, Namioka N, Fukasawa R, Umahara T, Sakurai H, Watanabe R, Hanyu H
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD   67(4) 1201-1208   2019   [Refereed]
A cost-minimization analysis of dermatophyte test kit with tinea unguium.
Ryo Watanabe
Journal of the Japan Society for Healthcare Administration   53(Suppl.) 227-227   Sep 2016
Importance of care process management in terms of financial perspective: based on knowledge of hospital managers
Arai, Ko., Koi, Kentaro., Watanabe, Ryo., Sakaguchi, Hiromasa., Yokoya, Susumu.
The Journal of Japan Society for Health Care Management   16(4) 209-213   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Watanabe, R., Ohara, T., Narikiyo, T.
ITvision   33    Jan 2016   [Invited]
日本医療・病院管理学会誌   52 220   Oct 2015
Sakaguchi H, Watanabe R, Arai K
Journal of Health Care and Society   25(1) 141-153   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Watanabe, Ryo., Arai, Ko., Sakaguchi, Hiromasa.
Melco Journal of Management Accounting Research   7(2) 15-24   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Arai K, Watanabe R, Sakaguchi H
Sangyo-keiri   73(3) 77-89   Oct 2013
Watanabe R, Hashimoto H
Social science & medicine (1982)   75(8) 1372-1378   Oct 2012   [Refereed]
Ikegami N, Yoo BK, Hashimoto H, Matsumoto M, Ogata H, Babazono A, Watanabe R, Shibuya K, Yang BM, Reich MR, Kobayashi Y
Lancet   378(9796) 1106-1115   Sep 2011   [Refereed]


Arai Ko, Sakaguchi Hiromasa, Watanabe Ryo, Koi Kentaro
Journal of the Japan Society for Healthcare Administration   54(2) 87-94   2017
<p>  It is increasingly important to understand the cost of Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) for hospitals which adopt DPC/PDPS (Diagnosis Procedure Combination / Per-Diem Payment System) in Japan. Although 99.6% of hospitals have recognized ...

Books etc

Critical Care Nursing for Reconstruction of Ordinariness
Koga, Y., & Fukaya, C. (Eds.) (Part:Joint Work, Chapter.1-Section.4)
Jul 2019   ISBN:978-4-8058-5910-0

Conference Activities & Talks

Ryo Watanabe, Kensuke Yoshimura, Honami Yoshida
The 77th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Public Health   26 Oct 2018   Japanese Society of Public Health
Background and Purpose
The shortage of public health physicians (PHPs) working at public health centers and local governments are a nationwide issue toward maintaining and improving community health. The purposes of this research is to identify th...
The effect of overtime beyond scheduled operation time in elective surgery on pressure ulcer generation
Taito, T., Watanabe, R., Matsumura, H.
The 46th Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Wound Healing   9 Dec 2016   
Watanabe, R., Igarashi, A., Wakamoto, H., Osawa, H.
ISPOR 19th Annual European Congress   2 Nov 2016   
OBJECTIVES: Tinea unguium is a common nail disorder caused by fungal infections. Guidelines issued by Japanese Dermatological Association strongly recommends direct microscopic test for a definite diagnosis of tinea unguium, which requires sophist...
Watanabe, R., Sakaguchi, H., Arai, K.
The 53rd Annual Congress of Japan Society for Healthcare Administration   6 Nov 2015   
Sakaguchi, H., Arai, K., Watanabe, R.
41th Annual Conference of Japan Cost Accouting Association   11 Sep 2015   

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Ryo Watanabe
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: Health Labour Sciences Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Honami Yoshida
The Melco foundation: Research Grant
Project Year: Jul 2014 - Jun 2015    Investigator(s): Ryo Watanabe
The Melco Foundation: Research Grant
Project Year: Jan 2013 - Dec 2013    Investigator(s): Ryo Watanabe