SpecialtyRadiation/chemical substance influence science

Makiko Orita

Assistant Professor
Atomic Bomb Disease Institute Radiaton Risk Control Unit

Training Programs In Japan

Risk communication is the process of informing people about potential hazards to their person, property, or community. The purpose of risk communication is to help residents of affected communities understand the processes of risk assessment and management and to participate in making decisions about how risk should be managed. After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in 2011, risk communication was required to respond to residents’ concerns about the health effects of radiation. we have engaged in risk communication with a small group in these communities to ensure the residents had a better understanding of the health effects of radiation. We thought that lessons from the nuclear disasters provide key-information on the communication. We hope that we can share the experience of risk communication for the nuclear emergency preparedness and response.

Education & Professional Activities
April 2013 - March 2016, Ph.D. Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University.April 2011 - March 2013, Master course of Health Science, Nagasaki University.

April 2016 to current, Assistant Professor, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Nagasaki University.
April 2014 to March 2016, Assistant Professor, Division of Nursing, Nagasaki University.
April 2010 - March 2013, Registered Nurse
After Fukushima accident, I’m working as a public health nurse concerning radiation health risk communication in Kawauchi Village and Tomioka Town, which is affected by the ccident.

Mar 2013 Master (Nursing)
Mar 2010 Bachelor (Nursing)
Mar 2016 Doctor (Medicine)
Mar 2010 Public health nurse and public health nurse
May 2010 Nurse / Nurse

May 2014 Young Excellent Presentation Award

Affiliated Organizations
Japan Society of Public Health Nursing, Japan Academy of Nursing Science, Japan Society of Hygiene, Japan Radiation Nursing Society

Research & Publications
1. Yamaguchi T, Orita M, Urata H, Shinkawa T, Taira Y, Takamura N.:Factors affecting public health nurses' satisfaction with the preparedness and response of disaster relief operations at nuclear emergencies.¸J Radiat Res¸59.2.240-241¸2018/03
2. Orita M, Kimura Y, Taira Y, Fukuda T, Takahashi J, Gutevych O, Chornyi S, Kudo T, Yamashita S, Takamura N.:Activities concentration of radiocesium in wild mushroom collected in Ukraine 30 years after the Chernobyl power plant accident.¸Peer J¸6.-e4222¸2018/01
3. Orita M, Nakashima K, Taira Y, Fukuda T, Fukushima Y, Kudo T, Endo Y, Yamashita S, Takamura N.:Radiocesium concentrations in wild mushrooms after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: Follow-up study in Kawauchi village.¸Scientific Reports¸7.1.-6744¸2017/07
4. Orita M, Fukushima Y, Yamashita S, Takamura N:The Need for Forest Decontamination: For the Recovery of Fukushima.¸Radiat Prot Dosimetry¸175.2.295-296¸2017/06
5. Goto A, Kumagai A, Yasui K, Ohtsuru A, Hayashida N, Kudo T, Yamashita S, Takamura N.:Radiation-related anxiety among public health nurses in the Fukushima Prefecture after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station: a cross-sectional study.¸BMJ Open¸6.10.-e013564¸2016/10
6. Takamura N, Taira Y, Yoshida K, Nakashima-Hashiguchi K, Orita M, Yamashita S.:Communicating Radiation Risk to the Population of Fukushima.¸Radiat Prot Dosimetry. ¸171.1.23-26¸2016/09
7. Takamura N, Orita M, Saenko V, Yamashita S, Nagataki S, Demidchik Y:Radiation and risk of thyroid cancer: Fukushima and Chernobyl.¸Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol¸4.8.-647¸2016/08
8. Takeda S, Orita M, Fukushima Y, Kudo T, Takamura N.:Determinants of intention to leave among non-medical employees after a nuclear disaster: a cross-sectional study.¸Plos One¸6.e011930.¸2016/07
9. Takamura N, Orita M, Yamashita S, Chhem R.:After Fukushima: collaboration model.¸Science¸0.0.0-¸2016/07
10. Orita M, Nakashima K, Hayashida N, Endo Y, Yamashita S, Takamura N.:Concentrations of Radiocesium in Local Foods Collected in Kawauchi Village after the Accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station.¸Scientific Reports¸6.28470.¸2016/06