Chiho Wantanabe     Steering Committee  ...
Chiho Wantanabe
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Professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Planetary Health at Nagasaki University

Chiho Watanabe is Professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Planetary Health at Nagasaki University. He is also Emeritus Professor at The University of Tokyo. Before assuming his current position in 2021 he acted as the President of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) (2017-2021). Some of his other positions have included President of Japanese Society of Health and Human Ecology (2017-2023); Chairman, of the Society of Environmental Science (2021-2023); Associate Member, Section II of the Science Council of Japan; former Third Vice President, Society for Human Ecology; and former Chair, Human Ecology Section, Ecological Society of America.

 His research has focused on toxicity modification of hazardous chemicals by physicochemical and genetic factors, environmental health in developing countries, sustainability and human health, and the use of satellite information on health issues. He holds a PhD on Health Sciences from The University of Tokyo, Japan.

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