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Joji Sugawara

Senior Manager, Health and Global Policy Institute
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Mr. Joji Sugawara completed a Bachelor of Policy Studies at Chuo University, Japan in 2014. During his time as an undergraduate, he studied political science, international studies, and environmental studies; conducted public health-related field research in Timor-Leste and Myanmar; and engaged in Japan Association for International Health – Student Section (JAIH-S). Through his role as intern at the office of Japanese House of Councillors member Keizo Takami, his research on the quality of healthcare at the NPO Society, and his time as a member of the secretariat at the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), he realized the importance of discussing policies on a global level and developed an interest in the policy decision-making process. He joined HGPI in October 2016 after completing the Global Health Entrepreneurship Program (GHE Program) at the University of Tokyo, Department of Global Health Policy in 2015. Currently, he is working on planning and conducting global expert meetings in areas including Access to Medicine, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). He is also responsible for health policy human resource development programs such as the Global Health Education Program (G-HEP) and Health Policy Academy.