Osuke Komazawa

Osuke Komazawa

POSITION


Special Advisor to the ERIA President for Healthcare and Long Term Care Policy

PROFILE


Osuke Komazawa graduated from School of Medicine, Tohoku University in 2000 and obtained medical doctor's licence in the same year. He underwent five years' training as ENT surgeon.

In 2005, he entered PhD course of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, being interested in demographic transition, health transition and sustainability of development of human beings. During his PhD course, he joined the project to establish Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in the rural areas of Western and Coastal Kenya and conducted fieldwork in the target areas of HDSS. His dissertation focuses on the community effect of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs), which implies that the mass distribution of LLINs can be effective not only for net users but also non users. Nagasaki University conferred a PhD degree on him in 2013.

He was appointed as the resident director of Nairobi Research Station, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in 2009. During his two years' duty in Nairobi, he hosted several scientific symposia and conferences which supported scientists from various parts of the world to collaborate on the scientific research conducted in Africa. He also contributed to making of MoU between JSPS and the Kenyan counterpart under Kenyan government.

After he resumed working as an ENT surgeon at Nagasaki University Hospital from 2013 to 2015, he transferred to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (MHLW). He was assigned to a position in Health Insurance Bureau and later under the Director-General for Statistics and Information Policy.

EXPERTISE


  • Human Ecology
  • Epidemiology
  • Demography
  • Otolaryngology

EDUCATION


2013

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki University, Japan

2000

Doctor of Medicine
School of Medicine, Tohoku University, Japan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


2017

Special Advisor to the ERIA President for Healthcare and Long Term Care Policy
Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017

Technical Officer for Medical Insurance Guidance
Tohoku Regional Office of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

2016-2017

Deputy Director
Vital, Health and Social Statistics Office to the Director General for Statistics and Information Policy, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

2015-2016

Medical Insurance Guidance and Inspection Officer
Office of Medical Insurance Guidance and Inspection, Medical Economics Division, Health Insurance Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

2015

Associate Professor
Nagasaki University Graduate School of International Health Development

2013-2014

Staff ENT Surgeon
Nagasaki University Hospital

2012-2013

Research Assistant
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

2012

Assistant Professor
Nagasaki University Graduate School of International Health Development

2009-2011

Director
Nairobi Research Station, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

2003-2005 Staff ENT Surgeon
Yamagata City Hospital SAISEIKAN
2001-2003 Resident Doctor
Yamagata City Hospital SAISEIKAN
2000-2001 Resident Doctor
Kesen-numa Public Hospital
2000 Resident Doctor
Tohoku University Hospital

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE


2005

Board Certified Member, the Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Society of Japan
(Suspended since April 2016, due to temporary withdrawing from medical practice)

2000 License to Practice Medicine, Japan

RECENT PUBLICATIONS


Original Articles

Review Articles

 

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