Lisa Kawatsu, PhD.

Senior epidemiologist
Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research

I first became interested in the socioeconomic and political impact of infectious diseases when I was studying International Relations at the London School of Economics and Social Sciences. So I made a major change of direction and went on to study control of infectious diseases at LSHTM, where I also completed my PhD degree. I went on to work in several universities and research institutes, before I joined the Research Institute of Tuberculosis more than 10 years ago. Since then I have been working on national and international research projects on TB, especially among vulnerable population, as well as taking the lead in the analysis and dissemination of our TB surveillance data.


Kawatsu L, et al. (2018) The profile of prisoners with tuberculosis in Japan. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 14(3) in print

Kawatsu L, et al (2018) A combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in investigating risk factors for lost to follow-up for tuberculosis treatment in Japan- Are physicians and nurses at a particular risk? PLoS ONE 13(6): e0198075.

Kawatsu L, et al. (2018) Using surveillance data to simulate the impact of a hypothetical pre-entry tuberculosis screening programme in Japan. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 22(5):510-517. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.17.0258.

Kawatsu L, Uchimura K, Ohkado A (2017) Trend and treatment status of latent tuberculosis infection patients in Japan – Analysis of Japan TB Surveillance data. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0186588.

Kawatsu L, et al. (2017) Pulmonary tuberculosis and non-recent immigrants in Japan – some issues for post-entry interventions. Western Pac Surveill Response J. 8(4). doi:10.5365/wpsar.2017.8.3.003

Research keywords:

tuberculosis, epidemiology, surveillance, qualitative methods


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