The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research


尾谷 仁美/Satomi Odani


Satomi Odani

Last updated : November 30, 2023

Areas of Expertise
  • Public health
  • epidemiology
  • tobacco control
  • cancer control
  • health disparities

Satomi Odani is a former research fellow at the Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States (2016- 2019), and a former research associate at the Medical School of the University of Crete in Greece (2019-2020), providing data analysis support to the European Commission. She also worked as an epidemiological and statistical researcher at the Cancer Control Center, Osaka International Cancer Institute (2020-2023). Her research interests include tobacco control, cancer prevention, and health disparities. She obtained a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, and has been a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, since 2021.

Research Program
Using Health Metrics to Monitor and Evaluate the Impact of Health Policies

Select Publications

  • Odani S, Tabuchi T. “Unavoidable exposure to secondhand smoke in indoor places: A cross-sectional comparison to the Health Japan 21 (second term) objectives, 2022.” Environ Health Prev Med. 2023;28:45.
  • Odani S, Tsuno K, Agaku IT, Tabuchi T. “Heated tobacco products do not help smokers quit or prevent relapse: A longitudinal study in Japan.” Tob Control. 2023 Feb 27:tc-2022-057613.
  • Odani S, Koyama S, Katsumi Y, Miyashiro I. “Attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccination during the state of emergency in Osaka, Japan.” PloS One. 2022 Dec 30;17(12):e0279481.
  • Odani S, Tabuchi T. “Prevalence and denial of current tobacco product use: Combustible and heated tobacco products, Japan, 2022.” Preventive Medicine Reports. 2022;30:102031.
  • Odani S, Tabuchi T, Nakaya T, Morishima T, Nakata K, Kuwabara Y, Saito MK, Ma C, Miyashiro I. “Socioeconomic disparities in cancer survival: Relation to stage at diagnosis, treatment, and centralization of patients to accredited hospitals, 2005-2014, Japan.” Cancer Medicine. 2023 Mar;12(5):6077-6091.
  • Odani S, Nakata K, Inoue M, Kato M, Saito MK, Morishima T, Hashii Y, Hara J, Kawa K, Miyashiro I. “Incidence of second primary cancers among survivors of childhood cancer: A population-based study, Osaka, Japan, 1975-2015.” Cancer Science. 2023 Mar;114(3):1142-1153.
  • Odani S, Shinozaki T, Shibuya K, Tabuchi T. “Economic Hardships and Self-reported Deterioration of Physical and Mental Health Under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-sectional Study, 2020, Japan.” Journal of Epidemiol. 2022 Apr 5;32(4):195-203.
  • Odani S, Tabuchi T, Nakata K, Morishima T, Kuwabara Y, Koyama S, Kudo H, Kato M, Miyashiro I. “Incidence and relative risk of metachronous second primary cancers for 16 cancer sites, Osaka, Japan, 2000-2015: Population-based analysis.” Cancer Medicine. 2022 Jan;11(2):507-519.
  • Odani S, Tabuchi T. Prevalence of heated tobacco product use in Japan: The 2020 JASTIS study.” Tobacco Control. 2021 Mar 11:tobaccocontrol-2020-056257.
  • Odani S, Lin LC, Nelson JR, Agaku IT. “Misuse of prescription pain relievers, stimulants, tranquilizers, and sedatives among US older adults aged ≧50 years.” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2020 Dec;59(6):860-872.
  • Odani S, Soura BD, Tynan MA, Lavinghouze R, King BA, Agaku I. “Tobacco and marijuana use among US college and noncollege young adults, 2002–2016.” Pediatrics. 2019 Dec;144(6):e20191372.
  • Odani S, Armour BS, King BA, Agaku IT. “E-Cigarette Use and Subsequent Cigarette Initiation and Sustained Use Among Youth, US, 2015–2017.” Journal of Adolescent Health. 66(1):34-38. 2020 Jan;66(1):34-38.
  • Odani S, Armour B, Agaku IT. “Flavored tobacco product use and its association with indicators of tobacco dependence among US adults, 2014-2015.” Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2020 May 26;22(6):1004-1015.
  • Odani S, Armour BS, Agaku IT. “Racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco product use among middle and high school students—United States, 2014–2017.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2018 Aug 31;67(34):952-957.
  • Odani S, Armour BS, Graffunder CM, Willis G, Hartman AM, Agaku IT. “State-specific prevalence of tobacco product use among adults—United States, 2014–2015.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2018 Jan 26;67(3):97-102.
  • Odani S, Agaku IT, Graffunder CM, Tynan MA, Armour BS. “Tobacco product use among military veterans—United States, 2010–2015.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2018 Jan 12;67(1):7-12.
  • Odani S, Armour BS, Graffunder CM, Garrett BE, Agaku IT. “Prevalence and disparities in tobacco product use among American Indians/Alaska Natives—United States, 2010–2015.” Morbidity and mortality weekly report. 2017 Dec 22;66(50):1374-1378.
  • Odani S, O’Flaherty K, Veatch N, Tynan MA, Agaku IT. “Attitudes toward smokeless tobacco use at all public sports venues among US adults, 2016.” Preventive Medicine. 2018 Jun;111:397-401.

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