About us

Digitally Inclusive, Healthy Ageing Communities (DIHAC)

2020-2030 is the decade of healthy ageing. We believe that healthy ageing communities around world would be better constructed with digital inclusion of the older persons in every corner of the word. “Digitally inclusive healthy ageing communities” DIHAC is our dream and the dream of every country and every city on the earth. Therefore, our study is named as DIHAC study.
DIHAC is a cross-cultural study to explain contextual influences of digital inclusion and its consequences on healthy ageing in Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Quantitatively digital skill, e-health literacy, participation in health promotion and quality of life will be analyzed in structural equation models. Qualitatively thematic analysis will identify cultural pattern, and contextual factors making sense of what older persons in different countries materialize, say, do, think and feel to reveal deeper belief and core values about digital inclusion and healthy ageing.

We do welcome researchers to

  • Communicate
  • Coordinate
  • Collaborate with us and further extend the DIHAC

 

About us

DIHAC Principal investigator’s message, Juntendo University

Investigators

  • Myo Nyein Aung, MD, MSc, PhDPrincipal investigator
    Associate Professor, Department of Global Health Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Advanced Research Institute for Health Sciences and Faculty of International Liberal Arts, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Motoyuki Yuasa, MD, PhDInvestigator
    Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts,
    Associate Professor, Department of Global Health Research, Graduate School of Medicine,
    Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Paul Cheung, PhDAdviser
    Professor Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and Director of Asia Competitiveness Institute (ACI).
  • Nam Eun Woo, MPH, PhDInvestigator, and adviser ROK
    Professor and Head of Dept. of Health Administration, Software Digital Healthcare Convergence College, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea.
  • Saiyud Moolphate, MPH, PhDInvestigator, and adviser Thailand
    Lecturer and Head of Department of Public Health, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Thailand.
  • Carol Ma Hok-ka, PhDInvestigator, Singapore
    Associate Professor, Head, Master and PhD of Gerontology Programmes &
    Senior Fellow (Service-Learning & Community Engagement),
    Centre for Experiential Learning
    S R Nathan School of Human Development
    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
  • Yuka Koyanagi, MSc, PhDInvestigator
    Lecturer, Tokyo Ariake University of Medical and Health Science.
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Juntendo University, Department of Global Health Research
  • Yuiko Nagamine, MD, MSc, PhDInvestigator
    Assistant Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University,
  • Kumiko Nonaka, PhDInvestigator
    Researcher leading the team of Social Participation and Health Promotion at Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
  • Malcolm Field, PhDInvestigator and adviser
    Professor, Kyorin University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Waseda University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts.
  • Yoshihisa Shirayama, PhDInvestigator
    Associate Professor, Faculty of International Liberal Arts, and Department of Global Health Research, Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University

Collaborators

  • Takashi Yoshioka, Community empowerment adviser
    Chairman, Tokyo Seibu Health Co-operative, Tokyo, Japan
  • Hiromichi Matsumoto, Community engagement adviser
    Managing Director, Tokyo Seibu Health Co-operative, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mohd Rohaizat Hassan, MD,PhD, International collaborator, Malaysia
    Associate Professor, Head of Department, Public Health Medicine Specialist & Epidemiologist, Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, The National University of Malaysia, President, Malaysian Association of Epidemiology
  • Noriko Kondo, Digital empowerment adviser
    Director and Volunteer Coordinator of NPO Broadband School Association, Japan
  • Hocheol Lee, PhDMember, ROK team
    Senior Researcher, Yonsei Global Health Center, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
  • Yuki Goto, MD, PhD candidate Collaborator, TMDU, Japan
    Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokyo Dental and Medical University, Japan
  • Kufre Joseph Okop MPH, PhD, International collaborator
    Senior Researcher, Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Elizabeth Teo Wai Choo, Member Singapore team
    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
  • Phatchanun Vivarakanon, PhDCollaborator
    Nursing instructor, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhon Lampang (BCNLP),
    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (Gerontology, Oklahoma City University, USA)
    Praboromarajchanok, Institute, Thailand
  • Haekweun Nam, PhD CandidateMember, ROK team
    Deptment of Preventive Medicine Wonju Medical College, Republic of Korea & Visiting Scholar of Delaware University Biden College, USA
  • Vandana Garg, MScResearch fellow
    Assistant Professor at Manav Rachna International Institute for Research Studies. India
    Collaborating researcher, Department of Global Health Research, Juntendo University,

Juntendo Researchers

  • Nadila Mulati, MSc, PhD candidate
    Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Myat Yadana Kyaw, MD, PhD candidate
    Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ei Thinzar Khin, MD, PhD candidate
    Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Takka Sun, MSc, PhD candidate
    Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Li Li, MSc, PhD candidate
    Graduate School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

 

Survey

Let’s participate in our DIHAC surveys
Digital skill measurement Questionnaires or Lime survey

Connect to us if you want to do DIHAC survey in your city or your country.

Network

DIHAC study is a collaboration initiated among four Asian countries in 2021. It is expected to extend to many other countries around the world.

Four countries
Seven universities and one institute