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Education

1996 A.B. in Anthropology with highest honors (summa cum laude) Oregon State University, Oregon, USA

1998 M.A. in Education, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan

2001 PhD. in Social Science, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, Japan

2006 MPH in Global Health, Emory University, Georgia, USA

2010 The Certificate of Advanced Social Researcher (by Japanese Association for Social Research)

Faculty Positions

 (Present)

2007- Associate Professor, Department of liberal Arts and Sciences, Center for Medical Education, Sapporo Medical University

2015- Holding an additional post at Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University

2001-2006 Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Sapporo Medical University

Awards, Prizes, Honors, (including named lectureships)

2004 The Japan Academy for Health Behavioral Science Nakagawa Memorial Award

Visiting Scholar, Mahidol University, Thailand

Visiting Scholar, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Organizations

2018- International Psycho-oncology Society 

2018- Japan Pediatric Society

2018- Japan Academy of Nursing Science

2010- Japan Society for Medical Education

2009- The Japan Sociological Society

2006- American Public Health Association

2001- Councilor, The Japan Academy for Health Behavioral Science

2001- American Society for Applied Anthropology (USA)

2001- Japanese Society of Public Health

1998- Society for Medical Anthropology (USA)

1998- American Anthropological Association (USA)

1998- The Japan Academy for Health Behavioral Science

1998- Japanese Society of Public Health

1997- The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology

National and International Responsibilities

2010- Reviewer of Social Science and Medicine

2001- Reviewer of the Japanese journal of health behavioral science

Responsibilities at Sapporo Medical University

2019- Member, Faculty Development Committee

2017- Member, Academic Affairs Committee

2015-2017 Editorial Board, Journal of Center for Medical Education

2015- Member, Freshman Tutorial Course Committee,

Other diverse school duties in School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences, including behavioral and social science curriculum development in medical education

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