John Takayama, MD, MPH

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
Honors and Awards
  • Compassionate Faculty Physician Award, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF, 2019
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, American Academy Pediatrics Section Epidem, Public Health, Evidence; Council Community Pediatrics, 2018
  1. Reference values of inside leg length and inside leg length to stature ratio for Japanese children, 0-12 years of age.
  2. Population-based waist circumference reference values in Japanese children (0-6 years): comparisons with Dutch, Swedish and Turkish preschool children.
  3. Implementation of a multidisciplinary discharge videoconference for children with medical complexity: a pilot study.
  4. Low plasma D-dimer predicts absence of intracranial injury and skull fracture.
  5. Prenatal visits for allergy prevention.
  6. National anthropometric reference values and growth curves for Japanese children: history and critical review.
  7. Indication for voiding cystourethrography during first urinary tract infection.
  8. Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Profiling Pediatricians and Their Health Care Resources.
  9. Obesity in elementary school children after the Great East Japan Earthquake.
  10. WHO 2006 Child Growth Standards overestimate short stature and underestimate overweight in Japanese children.
  11. Beliefs and practices regarding solid food introduction among Latino parents in Northern California.
  12. Pediatricians' Comfort Level in Caring for Children With Special Health Care Needs.
  13. Anxiety Associated with Asthma Exacerbations and Overuse of Medication: The Role of Cultural Competency.
  14. Waist-to-height ratio centiles by age and sex for Japanese children based on the 1978-1981 cross-sectional national survey data.
  15. Latino Parents' Beliefs about Television Viewing by Infants and Toddlers.
  16. Trends in thin body stature among Japanese female adolescents, 2003-2012.
  17. Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers.
  18. Waist circumference centiles by age and sex for Japanese children based on the 1978-1981 cross-sectional national survey data.
  19. Reference standard of penile size and prevalence of buried penis in Japanese newborn male infants.
  20. Anxiety associated with asthma exacerbations and overuse of medication: the role of cultural competency.
  21. Trends in thin body stature among Japanese male adolescents, 2003-2012.
  22. Comparison of patients with Kawasaki disease with retropharyngeal edema and patients with retropharyngeal abscess.
  23. Late development of coronary artery abnormalities could be associated with persistence of non-fever symptoms in Kawasaki disease.
  24. Trends and variations in infant mortality among 47 prefectures in Japan.
  25. Maternal childrearing anxiety reflects childrearing burden and quality of life.
  26. BMI z-score is the optimal measure of annual adiposity change in elementary school children.
  27. 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.
  28. The enigma of spontaneous preterm birth.
  29. Screening for maternal depression in primary care pediatrics.
  30. Can pediatricians accurately identify maternal depression at well-child visits?
  31. Official Japanese reports significantly underestimate prevalence of overweight in school children: Inappropriate definition of standard weight and calculation of excess weight.
  32. Antibiotics during Pregnancy is a Risk Factor for Child's Eczema and Wheezing.
  33. Prevalence and trends of underweight and BMI distribution changes in Japanese teenagers based on the 2001 National Survey data.
  34. Age-dependent percentile for waist circumference for Japanese children based on the 1992-1994 cross-sectional national survey data.
  35. Advocacy by any other name would smell as sweet.
  36. Child advocacy training: curriculum outcomes and resident satisfaction.
  37. Management and outcomes of care of fever in early infancy.
  38. Phototherapy use in jaundiced newborns in a large managed care organization: do clinicians adhere to the guideline?
  39. Urine testing and urinary tract infections in febrile infants seen in office settings: the Pediatric Research in Office Settings' Febrile Infant Study.
  40. Giving and receiving gifts: one perspective.
  41. Principles of patient safety in pediatrics.
  42. Promoting education, mentorship, and support for pediatric research.
  43. A one-month cultural competency rotation for pediatrics residents.
  44. Child advocacy training for pediatrics residents.
  45. Body temperature of newborns: what is normal?
  46. Universal childhood immunization against hepatitis A: whoa!
  47. Regional differences in infant immunization against hepatitis B: did intervention work?
  48. Health Care for Children.
  49. Urinary tract infection controversy and questions.
  50. Relationship between reason for placement and medical findings among children in foster care.
  51. Insights into medical students' career choices based on third- and fourth-year students' focus-group discussions.
  52. Gender differences in physician-patient communication. Evidence from pediatric visits.
  53. Children in foster care in the state of Washington. Health care utilization and expenditures.
  54. Admission, recruitment, and retention: finding and keeping the generalist-oriented student. SGIM Task Force on Career Choice in Primary Care and Internal Medicine.
  55. Costs and benefits of lead screening.