Mariko Kanamori

Mariko Kanamori
Kyoto University | Kyodai · Institute for the Future of Human Society

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
My research has focused on health inequalities and social determinants of health, specifically the suicide gap between urban and rural areas, and the underlying social structure. My Ph.D. thesis examined how residential contextual level factors differently influence suicide by country of birth. Also, I just have launched a project on the coexistence of humans and animals from the perspective of social capital and mental health.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Stockholm University
Position
  • Researcher
April 2019 - present
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Position
  • Research Associate
August 2018 - March 2019
Japan Agency for Gerontological Evaluation Study
Position
  • Researcher
Education
April 2018 - March 2022
The University of Tokyo
Field of study
  • Social Epidemiology, Public Health
April 2017 - March 2018
The School of Public Health - The University of Tokyo
Field of study
  • Public Health
April 2009 - March 2015
School of Veterinary Medicine - Hokkaido University
Field of study
  • Veterinary medicine

Publications

Publications (22)
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The red blood cells (RBCs) of vertebrates have evolved into two basic shapes, with nucleated nonmammalian RBCs having a biconvex ellipsoidal shape and anuclear mammalian RBCs having a biconcave disk shape. In contrast, camelid RBCs are flat ellipsoids with reduced membrane deformability, suggesting altered membrane skeletal organization. However, t...
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Worry about crime has been linked to several detrimental outcomes including worse mental health. However, there has been little research on the association between worry about crime and loneliness, even though loneliness is increasingly being recognised as a serious public health issue. To address this deficit, this study examined the association b...
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In response to the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Japan, a national COVID-19 cluster taskforce (comprising governmental and nongovernmental experts) was established to support the country’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in conducting daily risk assessment. The assessment was carried out using established infectious dise...
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Objectives The Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that national and municipal governments take adequate steps to "improve daily living conditions," "(create governance to) tackle the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources," and "measure and understand the problem and...
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Some countries have high suicide rates in rural areas. In Sweden, where immigration has been increasing, dispersion policies have directed refugees/migrants to settle in rural areas. Contextual factors varying by residence in rural or urban areas may have different effects on the suicide of residents by nativity. This dissertation aimed to elucidat...
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Background Rurality can reflect many aspects of the community, including community characteristics that may be associated with mental health. In this study, we focused on geographical units to address multiple layers of a rural environment. By evaluating rurality at both the municipality and neighborhood (i.e., a smaller unit within a municipality)...
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Some countries have high suicide rates in rural areas with a potentially stronger impact of rural context on foreign-born residents. In Sweden, where immigration has been increasing, dispersion policies have directed refugees/migrants to settle in rural areas. We examined whether trends in suicide mortality vary by nativity and rurality. A repeated...
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Background Farmers may have an increased risk for poor mental health. In connection with this, factors specific to the neighborhood environment such as farm density and the type of agriculture, might be important for mental wellbeing. In this study we aimed to clarify the cross-level interaction on depressive symptoms between farm density at the ne...
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Levels of social capital can change after a natural disaster; thus far, no study has examined how changes in social capital affect the mental health of disaster victims. This study examined how pre-disaster social capital and its changes after a disaster were associated with the onset of mental disorders. In October 2013, we mailed a questionnaire...
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Contextual factors varying by residence in rural or urban areas may have different effects on the suicide of residents by nativity, but evidence on the urban-rural gap in suicide according to nativity is lacking. This study aims to evaluate the effect of cross-level interaction between nativity and rurality of residence on suicide risk, at two leve...
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Background: Recent research suggests that Japanese inter-prefecture inequality in the risk of death before reaching 5 years old has increased since the 2000s. Despite this, there have been no studies examining recent trends in inequality in the infant mortality rate (IMR) with associated socioeconomic characteristics. This study specifically focuse...
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Objective: In recent years, rural areas have reported higher suicide rates than urban areas worldwide. Although agricultural activity is a key characteristic of many rural areas, rurality may also have heterogeneous qualities based on the type of agriculture pursued. However, to date, no study has examined potential linkages between suicide rate a...

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