John Takayama
+1 415 884-7478
+1 415 885-3790

Education and Training

, 2019 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
, 2001 Teaching Scholars Program, University of California
MPH, 1992 Health Services, University of Washington
Residency, 1989 Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital
M.D., 1985 School of Medicine, New York University


Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Population-based waist circumference reference values in Japanese children (0-6 years): comparisons with Dutch, Swedish and Turkish preschool children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Mar 26; 34(3):349-356.
Ravid NL, Zamora K, Rehm R, Okumura M, Takayama J, Kaiser S. Implementation of a multidisciplinary discharge videoconference for children with medical complexity: a pilot study. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2020; 6:27.
Nozawa M, Mishina H, Tsuji S, Takayama JI. Low plasma D-dimer predicts absence of intracranial injury and skull fracture. Pediatr Int. 2020 Jan; 62(1):22-28.
Yamamoto-Hanada K, Takayama JI, Saito-Abe M, Futamura M, Ohya Y. Prenatal visits for allergy prevention. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2020 02; 124(2):198-200.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. National anthropometric reference values and growth curves for Japanese children: history and critical review. Ann Hum Biol. 2019 Jun; 46(4):287-292.
Kobayashi Y, Mishina H, Michihata N, Miyasaka M, Takayama JI. Indication for voiding cystourethrography during first urinary tract infection. Pediatr Int. 2019 Jun; 61(6):595-600.
Okumura MJ, Knauer HA, Calvin KE, Takayama JI. Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Profiling Pediatricians and Their Health Care Resources. Matern Child Health J. 2018 07; 22(7):1042-1050.
Moriyama H, Fuchimukai T, Kondo N, Takayama JI. Obesity in elementary school children after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Pediatr Int. 2018 Mar; 60(3):282-286.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. WHO 2006 Child Growth Standards overestimate short stature and underestimate overweight in Japanese children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jan 26; 31(1):33-38.
Beck AL, Hoeft KS, Takayama JI, Barker JC. Beliefs and practices regarding solid food introduction among Latino parents in Northern California. Appetite. 2018 Jan 01; 120:381-387.
Okumura MJ, Knauer HA, Calvin KE, Takayama JI. Pediatricians' Comfort Level in Caring for Children With Special Health Care Needs. Acad Pediatr. 2017 08; 17(6):678-686.
Horikawa YT, Udaka TY, Crow JK, Takayama JI, Stein MT. Anxiety Associated with Asthma Exacerbations and Overuse of Medication: The Role of Cultural Competency. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2017 Feb/Mar; 38 Suppl 1:S56-S59.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Waist-to-height ratio centiles by age and sex for Japanese children based on the 1978-1981 cross-sectional national survey data. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Jan; 40(1):65-70.
Beck AL, Takayama J, Badiner N, Halpern-Felsher B. Latino Parents' Beliefs about Television Viewing by Infants and Toddlers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2):463-74.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Trends in thin body stature among Japanese female adolescents, 2003-2012. Ann Hum Biol. 2015; 42(6):533-7.
Beck AL, Takayama JI, Halpern-Felsher B, Badiner N, Barker JC. Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug; 18(6):1308-15.
Anzo M, Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Waist circumference centiles by age and sex for Japanese children based on the 1978-1981 cross-sectional national survey data. Ann Hum Biol. 2015 Jan; 42(1):56-61.
Matsuo N, Ishii T, Takayama JI, Miwa M, Hasegawa T. Reference standard of penile size and prevalence of buried penis in Japanese newborn male infants. Endocr J. 2014; 61(9):849-53.
Horikawa YT, Udaka TY, Crow JK, Takayama JI, Stein MT. Anxiety associated with asthma exacerbations and overuse of medication: the role of cultural competency. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014 Feb-Mar; 35(2):154-7.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Trends in thin body stature among Japanese male adolescents, 2003-2012. Ann Hum Biol. 2014 May-Jun; 41(3):277-81.
Nomura O, Hashimoto N, Ishiguro A, Miyasaka M, Nosaka S, Oana S, Sakai H, Takayama JI. Comparison of patients with Kawasaki disease with retropharyngeal edema and patients with retropharyngeal abscess. Eur J Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 173(3):381-6.
Fukuda S, Ito S, Oana S, Sakai H, Kato H, Abe J, Ito R, Saitoh A, Takayama JI. Late development of coronary artery abnormalities could be associated with persistence of non-fever symptoms in Kawasaki disease. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Jul 31; 11(1):28.
Mishina H, Hilton JF, Takayama JI. Trends and variations in infant mortality among 47 prefectures in Japan. J Eval Clin Pract. 2013 Oct; 19(5):849-54.
Mishina H, Takayama JI, Aizawa S, Tsuchida N, Sugama S. Maternal childrearing anxiety reflects childrearing burden and quality of life. Pediatr Int. 2012 Aug; 54(4):504-9.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. BMI z-score is the optimal measure of annual adiposity change in elementary school children. Ann Hum Biol. 2011 Nov; 38(6):747-51.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Tracking of BMI in Japanese children from 6 to 18 years of age: Reference values for annual BMI incremental change and proposal for size of increment indicative of risk for obesity. Ann Hum Biol. 2011 Mar; 38(2):146-9.
Takayama JI, Matsuo N. The enigma of spontaneous preterm birth. N Engl J Med. 2010 May 27; 362(21):2032-3; author reply 2033-4.
Mishina H, Takayama JI. Screening for maternal depression in primary care pediatrics. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Dec; 21(6):789-93.
Mishina H, Hayashino Y, Takayama JI, Kasahara M, Fukuhara S. Can pediatricians accurately identify maternal depression at well-child visits? Pediatr Int. 2010 Apr; 52(2):284-9.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Official Japanese reports significantly underestimate prevalence of overweight in school children: Inappropriate definition of standard weight and calculation of excess weight. Ann Hum Biol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 36(2):139-45.
Y. Ohya, I. Nomura, M. Natori, M. Kitagawa, A. Akasawa, S. Sugama, S. Aizawa, J.I. Takayama. Antibiotics during Pregnancy is a Risk Factor for Child's Eczema and Wheezing. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2008 Feb 1; 121(2):s238.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Prevalence and trends of underweight and BMI distribution changes in Japanese teenagers based on the 2001 National Survey data. Ann Hum Biol. 2007 May-Jun; 34(3):354-61.
Inokuchi M, Matsuo N, Anzo M, Takayama JI, Hasegawa T. Age-dependent percentile for waist circumference for Japanese children based on the 1992-1994 cross-sectional national survey data. Eur J Pediatr. 2007 Jul; 166(7):655-61.
Chamberlain LJ, Sanders LM, Takayama JI. Advocacy by any other name would smell as sweet. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006 Apr; 160(4):453.
Chamberlain LJ, Sanders LM, Takayama JI. Child advocacy training: curriculum outcomes and resident satisfaction. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005 Sep; 159(9):842-7.
Pantell RH, Newman TB, Bernzweig J, Bergman DA, Takayama JI, Segal M, Finch SA, Wasserman RC. Management and outcomes of care of fever in early infancy. JAMA. 2004 Mar 10; 291(10):1203-12.
Atkinson LR, Escobar GJ, Takayama JI, Newman TB. Phototherapy use in jaundiced newborns in a large managed care organization: do clinicians adhere to the guideline? Pediatrics. 2003 May; 111(5 Pt 1):e555-61.
Newman TB, Bernzweig JA, Takayama JI, Finch SA, Wasserman RC, Pantell RH. Urine testing and urinary tract infections in febrile infants seen in office settings: the Pediatric Research in Office Settings' Febrile Infant Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Jan; 156(1):44-54.
Takayama JI. Giving and receiving gifts: one perspective. West J Med. 2001 Aug; 175(2):138-9.
Lannon CM, Coven BJ, Lane France F, Hickson GB, Miles PV, Swanson JT, Takayama JI, Wood DL, Yamamoto L. Principles of patient safety in pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2001 Jun; 107(6):1473-5.
Chesney RW, Dungy CI, Gillman MW, Rivara FP, Schonfeld DJ, Takayama JI, Alexander DF, Cairo MS, Dreyer BP, van Dyck P, Ferrieri P, Kohrt AE, McAnarney ER, Margolis LH, Orr DP, Rothstein E, Simpson L, Weitzman M, Schonfeld DJ, Yudkowsky BK. Promoting education, mentorship, and support for pediatric research. Pediatrics. 2001 Jun; 107(6):1447-50.
Takayama JI, Chandran C, Pearl DB. A one-month cultural competency rotation for pediatrics residents. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):514-5.
Takayama JI, Song EH. Child advocacy training for pediatrics residents. Acad Med. 2001 May; 76(5):561-2.
Takayama JI, Teng W, Uyemoto J, Newman TB, Pantell RH. Body temperature of newborns: what is normal? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2000 Sep; 39(9):503-10.
Takayama JI. Universal childhood immunization against hepatitis A: whoa! West J Med. 1999 Jun; 170(6):325-6.
Takayama JI, Iser JP, Gandelman A. Regional differences in infant immunization against hepatitis B: did intervention work? Prev Med. 1999 Feb; 28(2):160-6.
John Ichiro Takayama. Health Care for Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 1998 Oct 1; 19(5):371-372.
Newman TB, Takayama JI. Urinary tract infection controversy and questions. Pediatrics. 1998 Apr; 101(4 Pt 1):731-3.
Takayama JI, Wolfe E, Coulter KP. Relationship between reason for placement and medical findings among children in foster care. Pediatrics. 1998 Feb; 101(2):201-7.
Mutha S, Takayama JI, O'Neil EH. Insights into medical students' career choices based on third- and fourth-year students' focus-group discussions. Acad Med. 1997 Jul; 72(7):635-40.
Bernzweig J, Takayama JI, Phibbs C, Lewis C, Pantell RH. Gender differences in physician-patient communication. Evidence from pediatric visits. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Jun; 151(6):586-91.
Takayama JI, Bergman AB, Connell FA. Children in foster care in the state of Washington. Health care utilization and expenditures. JAMA. 1994 Jun 15; 271(23):1850-5.
Linzer M, Slavin T, Mutha S, Takayama JI, Branda L, VanEyck S, McMurray JE, Rabinowitz HK. Admission, recruitment, and retention: finding and keeping the generalist-oriented student. SGIM Task Force on Career Choice in Primary Care and Internal Medicine. J Gen Intern Med. 1994 Apr; 9(4 Suppl 1):S14-23.
Pantell RH, Takayama JI, Newman TB. Costs and benefits of lead screening. JAMA. 1993 Nov 03; 270(17):2054-5.