Doctor of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, Osaka University, Japan, 1994.
Intern Kyoto University Hospital, Japan, 1983-1984, resident, 1984-1987. Chest physician Takatsuki Red Cross Hospital, Takatsuki, Japan, 1984-1987. Assistant professor Osaka University, 1987-1995.
Senior research doctor, honorary lecturer National Health Service Trust, Oxford, England, since 1995. Senior research lecturer department experimental medicine University Wales, Swansea, Wales, 2000. Professor department health promotion and human behavior Kyoto University Graduate School Public Health, since 2000.
Chair Kyoto University Graduate School Public Health, since 2004.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Xiaoquan Mao, June 18, 1997.