- Research field / main research area
- Global Health, Public Health, Health Policy
- Related research projects
2002 – 2008: Sapporo Medical University (Medical Doctor)
2014 – 2015: Harvard School of Public Health (Master of Public Health)
2016 – 2021: Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo (PhD in Global Health)
Associate Professor and Section Chief, Section of Global Health, Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan. 12/2021 - present
Consultant, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO Western Pacific Regional Office. 12/2019 – present
Consultant, Gate’s Foundation Tokyo Office, Tokyo, Japan. 3/2018 – present
Project Researcher, Department of Global Health Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan. 05/2017 – present
Deputy Director, Office for International Cooperation, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. 5/2016 – 9/2016
Section Chief, Office for Maternal and Child Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. 11/2012 - 5/2013
General Practitioner, Department of Internal Medicine, St Luke’s International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 4/2008 - 3/2011, 6/2015 – 12/2015
1. Sakamoto H , Ishikane M, Ueda P. Seasonal Influenza Activity During the SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak in Japan. JAMA, 2020 Apr 10. 323(19), 1969-1971.
2. Sakamoto H , Ghaznavi C, Shibuya K. Country Chapter 7 - Japan. In Legido-Quigley H, Asgari-Jirhandeh N, editors. Resilient and people-centred health systems: Progress, challenges and future directions in Asia. New Delhi: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, 2018.
3. Sakamoto H , Lee S, Ishizuka A, Hinoshita E, Hori H, Ishibashi N, Komada K, Norizuki M, Katsuma Y, Akashi H, Shibuya K. Challenges and opportunities for eliminating tuberculosis - leveraging political momentum of the UN high-level meeting on tuberculosis. BMC Public Health. 2019;19:76.
4. Sakamoto H , Ezoe S, Hara K, Hinoshita E, Sekitani Y et al. Japan’s contribution to making global health architecture a top political agenda by leveraging the G7 presidency. Journal of Global Health, 2018;8(2)
5. Sakamoto H , Ezoe S, Hara K, Hinoshita E, Sekitani Y et al. Japan’s contribution to universal health coverage: leveraging Japan’s G7 presidency to advance global health. Bull World Health Organ 2018; 96(5): 355-9.
6. Sakamoto H , Rahman MM, Nomura S, Okamoto E, Koike S et al. Japan Health System Review. Vol. 8 No. 1. New Delhi: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia, 2018
Health System Strengthening and surge capacity for future pandemics
Assessment of the role and function of WHO’s International Health Regulation