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Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Sleep and Heath

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2019 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Grace E. Vincent, PhD
Central Queensland University, Appleton Institute, Wayville, Australia
Website: https://spectre.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/9719
E-Mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: Shiftwork; Sleep; Physical Activity; Exercise and Sport Science, Physical Activity Assessment; Worker Health and Safety

Co-Editor

Michele Lastella, PhD
Central Queensland University, Appleton Institute for Behavioural Science; Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Wayville, Australia
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://spectre.cqu.edu.au/profiles/view/9384?_ga=2.24557052.757804103.1542169888-66314044.1470022951
Research Interests: Sleep/Wake Behaviour; Sexual Behaviour; Psychological Well-Being; Sports Psychology; Recovery

About this topic

A healthy diet, regular exercise, and quality sleep are the “three pillars” of a healthy life. Compared to diet and exercise, sleep is a less marketable aspect of health and as a result, gets considerably less attention. We are currently in a sleep loss global epidemic, with as many as 45% of adults not meeting sleep recommendations. Sleep plays a critical role in both physical and mental health throughout the lifespan. Inadequate sleep is associated with the onset and development of chronic disease, psychological disorders, and premature mortality. Therefore, it is imperative that we continue to design interventions and public health strategies to improve sleep health. This special issue will seek to address topics related to the health consequences of inadequate sleep, how other aspects of lifestyle (e.g., work) may influence sleep, and discuss interventions/solutions to improve sleep health.

  • Potential topics include but are not limited to;
  • Basic sleep physiology
  • Consequences of inadequate sleep
  • The influence of various agents on sleep (medications, caffeine etc)
  • The impact of lifestyle behaviours on sleep (work, physical activity, dietary patterns)
  • Sleep as a public health issue
  • Sleep in special populations (athletes, shiftworkers, travelers)
  • Sleep-related health conditions

Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published free of charge.