MD, MPH, PhD
I obtained the degree of medical doctor in 1989 and PhD in 2000 from Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. I obtained my Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, United States, in 2004.
I am a pediatrician and Director, Division of Global Health Policy and Research, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan. I lead research programs in seroepidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases in Southeast Asian countries and evaluates immunization programs. I mainly worked in Bhutan, P. R. China, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and Vietnam in the field of routine immunization, polio eradication, and supplementary immunization activities.
I am a member of the National Verification Committee (NVC) for measles and rubella elimination in Japan since 2013, and contributed the country successfully verified as measles free by WPRO in 2015.