Tomohiro OkuraTomohiro Okura

Affiliation:Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Research Title

Human sleep

01 Major achievement

Yoon J, Isoda H, Ueda T, Okura T. Cognitive and physical benefits of a game-like dual-task exercise among the oldest nursing home residents in Japan. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, In press.

Tsunoda K, Tsuji T, Kitano N, Mitsuishi Y, Yoon JY, Yoon J, Okura T. Association of physical activity with neighborhood environments and transportation modes in older Japanese adults. Preventive Medicine, 55: 113-118, 2012

Okura T, Nakata Y, Yamabuki K, Tanaka K. Regional body composition changes exhibit opposing effects on coronary heart disease risk factors. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 24:923-929, 2004.

02 Education/Academic background and major awards

Education/Academic background

2000 Ph.D. Graduate School of Sports Sciences, Tsukuba University
2000 Section Chief, Health Management System Section, Secom Joshinetsu Co., Ltd.
2001 Researcher, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.
2003 Researcher, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University.
2004 Lecturer, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
2010 Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba.
2020 Professor, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba.

Awards

The 25th Japan Society for the Study of Obesity Young Scientist Encouragement Award
SFC Entrepreneur Award 2005
The 27th Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine Award
Japanese Society of Test and Measurement in Health and Physical Education Award 2015