Kazumi KubotaFellow, Health and Global Policy Institute
Mr. Kazumi Kubota joined the Health and Global Policy Institute(HGPI) in 2012 after gaining experience as a nurse at the Japanese Musashino Red Cross Hospital, a board member of the Japan Nursing Federation, and as a private secretary of the House of Representatives. At HGPI, he has worked on many policy studies, including on topics such as financial difficulties related to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD) in Japan, research on health promotion efforts among working women, measures against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), measures against dementia, post-disaster reconstruction support projects, and more. He has also contributed to work on policy recommendations as a private sector member of the secretariat of the Japan Vision: Health Care 2035 Advisory Panel, a health care advisory panel established by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to form a vision for health care in Japan over the next 20 years. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics of the Yokohama City University School of Medicine, where he has been engaged with big data related to healthcare for analyses, educational activities, and research related to health economics. He is a graduate of the Nagoya City University School of Nursing, and he got his PhD in Health Science from the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine. He has a registered nurse’s license, a public health nurse’s license, and holds a qualification as a private secretary in charge of policy for a member of the National Diet.