Noriaki Aoki, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

  • President, Center for Health Outcomes Research and Development, Japan (CHORD-J)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department Emergency and Critical Care Medicine,
    Showa University School of Medicine, Japan
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department Health Informatics,
    Kyoto University School of Medicine, Japan 

7000 Fannin, Suite 600 

Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-500-3930
Fax: 713-500-3929


  • M.B.A., 2007, The University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management (Medical Management)
  • M.S., 2001, School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Health Informatics)
  • Ph.D., 2000, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan (Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Science)
  • M.D., 1991, Sapporo Medical University, Hokkaido, Japan

Research Areas

  • Decision science / clinical decision support
  • Clinical data mining / prediction modeling
  • Data mining / modeling in healthcare
  • Healthcare technology assessment
  • Clinical informatics in extreme environments
  • Edutainment / entertainment education
  • Medical management
  • Quality improvement thorough information technology
  • Health communication
  • Community Health Planning

Dr. Aoki is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Acute Medicine in Japan, and a fellow member of the American College of Physician (FACP) and the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (FJSIM). He is also certified Physician Executives (CPE) certified by the American College of Physician Executives. He completed his post-doctoral research in decision science and medical informatics at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, and joined UT Health in 2002.

Dr. Aoki has conducted wide-ranging collaborative researches locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Aoki has major interests in clinical data analysis to improve process and outcomes of clinical care, which includes data mining, text mining, decision analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, geographic information systems, and various simulations. He has also done extensive research in decision making /decision support system, especially in extreme environment, such as disasters, trauma care and terrorism. He has also started projects related to medical management, health communication, knowledge management, and edutainment system development utilizing small handheld devices. Recently, he has been involved in prefecture-level community healthcare planning in Japan.

Recently, he has been involved in prefecture-level community healthcare planning in Japan, and has been responsible for design, development, deployment and operation of prefecture-wide emergency information system, called e-MATCH (emergency Medical Alliance for Total Coordination in Healthcare). The e-MATCH is decision support system that aims (1) optimal matching between patient and medical team, (2) regular feedback of performance measures for continuous quality improvement and PDSA, (3) population-based data collection of emergency medical service and acute care at hospitals to generate future evidence. 

For more information about Dr. Aoki's academic activities, please visit the following website:


1. Iwasaki Y, Tanaka H, Okamoto RI, Araki Y, Yabushita K, Kobayashi H, Kariyama K, Kawaguchi M, Takaguchi K, Sakata T, Ando M, Sakaguchi K, Aoki N, Shiratori Y. Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of consensus interferon monotherapy with high-dose induction for hepatitis C patients with genotype 2. Scand J Gastroenterol 2010. E-pub.

2. Morimura N, Aruga T, Sakamoto T, Aoki N, Ohta S, Ishihara T, Kushimoto S, Ohta S, Ishikawa H. The impact of an emergency telephone consultation service on the use of ambulance in Tokyo. Emerg Med J 2010. Online First.

3. Aoki N. Heat Stroke. Clinical Practice Guideline Update. Igaku-Shoin. Pp. 825-826. 2010. 

4. Aoki N. Theory for better consumer support in healthcare. KEIO SFC journal 9; 7-10: 2009.

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