Saori Watanabe / 渡部 沙織

(Sarasa Ono / 大野更紗)

東京大学先端科学技術研究センター 人間支援工学分野

日本学術振興会特別研究員PD

博士 (社会学)

Ph.D. (Sociology)

Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (PD),

Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,

The University of Tokyo.


難病、Rare Diseases に関する医療社会学の研究者です。

《Main Fields》

・戦後の日本や諸外国の公的データ調査・再構築に基づいた実証的な難病政策の歴史分析を行なっています。

・現代の難病政策や患者さんの実相について、多岐に渡る対象に対してMixed Method, Diverse methodological approaches を用いて調査研究を実施しています。患者のSES (Socio-Economic Status) と社会経済的負担に関する研究、遺伝学的市民権(ジェネティック・シティズンシップ)に基づいた患者の医科学研究参画に関する調査、難治性・希少性疾患のELSI等について調査研究をしています。


Saori Watanabe is a Sociologist at The University of Tokyo who specializes in research on Rare Diseases and Medicine.

The title of her Ph.D. thesis is "A Study on Rare Diseases Policy in Japan: Public Expenditure Medical Care by Diseases-Category-Based Model." She has been researching the historical analysis of Rare Diseases Policy in post-war Japan and other countries.

Currently, she has also conducted several surveys, the one on Patient's Involvement of biomedical research based on Genetic Citizenship and the other on SES (Socio-Economic Status) of Patients with Rare Diseases. Her recent research has been funded by KAKEN (Japan's Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research) and the SECOM Science and Technology Foundation.


Researchmap: https://researchmap.jp/saori_wata/

Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Saori_Watanabe

Twitter: @wsary


Contact Information

4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8904 JAPAN

Bldg 3, Room 311, Assistive Technology, Kondo Laboratory,

Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology,

The University of Tokyo

Email: watanabe@at.rcast.u-tokyo.ac.jp