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Horie Seichi

E-mail: horie@med.uoeh-u.ac.jp

Seichi Horie is Professor of Health Policy and Management at University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan (UOEH). He served as the Director of Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences at UOEH from 2010 to 2016 and appointed as the first Director of Center for Stress-related Disease Control and Prevention at UOEH in 2016.
He received M.D. and Ph.D. from UOEH and M.P.H. from University of California at Berkeley. He completed clinical residency in internal medicine at Nippon Kokan Hospital at Kawasaki from 1986 to 1989 and in occupational medicine at University of California at San Francisco from 1991 to 1993. He started his carrier as a full-time occupational physician at a large steel works in Tokyo Metropolitan Area in 1989. He returned to UOEH in 2001 and has been in charge of developing professional occupational physicians. His particular areas of interest include heat-related illnesses, personal protective equipment, cardiovascular diseases from overwork, and ethics of occupational health professionals.
He has been playing a major role in establishing governmental guidelines regarding health surveillance, health promotion, privacy protection, and risk assessment at workplace in Japan. He was also involved in composing the ILO guideline on ambient factors in the workplace in 2001 and the revised ICOH international code of ethics in 2014.
He has been repeatedly elected as a member on occupational health committee of Japan Medical Association (JMA) since 2000, as an associate member of Science Council of Japan since 2011, and as a member at Local Labour Council in Fukuoka prefecture since 2013. He became a board member of ICOH in 2015 after served as its national secretary for 6 years. He received Occupational Health Promotion Award by Society of Health Development and Science in 2003, Award of Excellence from JMA in 2009, and Green Cross Award from Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association in 2011.

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