Social determinants of health

Dr Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Dr Kiyoshi Kurokawa is Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and is Science Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan.

He is also Member of President Council of the University of Tokyo; Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo; Senior Scientist of the Earth Institute, Columbia University; Governor of Japan Chapter of American College of Physicians; and Chairman of Health Policy Institute, Japan.

Dr. Kurokawa is the former President of Science Council of Japan (2003-06) and Pacific Science Association (2003-07). He has also served in many ministerial committees in Japan including Science Advisor for the Ministry of Education, Sciences and Culture; Member and Chair of several Special Committee of the Ministry of Health and Welfare; and Member of the National Health Policy Council of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. He was Professor of Medicine at Departments of Medicine UCLA School of Medicine (1979-84), University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine (1989-96), Dean of Tokai University School of Medicine (1996-02), and Research Center of Advanced Science and Technology of the University of Tokyo (2003-06)

Dr. Kurokawa is a recipient of Order of Purple from the Government of Japan for Excellence in Academic Achievements in 1999.