Yukiko KawataSenior Associate, Health and Global Policy Institute
After graduating from the Faculty of Pharma-Science at Teikyo University, Ms. Yukiko Kawata served as a pharmacist at a major dispensing pharmacy chain. In addition to possessing broad knowledge on pharmaceuticals, she has experience in every aspect of dispensing pharmacy operations, including pharmaceutical selection and the expansion of pharmacy services as part of the integrated community care system. She has also served as a Caravan Mate of the Dementia Caravan. She later earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Keio University Graduate School of Health Management. During graduate school, she conducted research in the field of physical activity epidemiological among elderly people and participated in a World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO-WPRO) joint project related to that field. She also worked for a healthcare-focused venture and won several contests related to business data (including the Digital Innovators Grand Prix 8 and Macromill’s Data Analysis-Based Market Strategy Planning Contest 2018). She joined Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) in December 2018. At HGPI, she is involved in planning and holding global meetings with domestic and international multi-stakeholders, conducting research, and formulating policy recommendations, mainly for projects related to women’s health, children’s health, dementia policy, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).