Kyoko is an epidemiologist and qualified nutritionist from the Cancer and Population Health Studies Group of the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. She completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology in 2012.
Her primary research interest is prevention of diet-related chronic diseases. Currently, her research focus is to identify dietary patterns that influence the development of skin cancer. In particular, she is investigating the possible protective role of omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) against skin cancer in organ transplant recipients. She is also interested in studying how healthy eating may lower the high levels of cardiovascular disease among heart transplant recipients. Her research areas extend to health of airline pilots in relation to radiation exposure.