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Professor Kenji Shibuya

Professor Kenji Shibuya

  • Academics

Director, Institute for Population Health

Research subject areas

  • Population Health

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Professor Kenji Shibuya is currently Director, University Institute for Population Health at King’s College London. His expertise range across important topics in global and population health. Professor Shibuya has been an advisor to both central and local governments, and most recently he was appointed as Special Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization on health metrics and systems and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a new vaccine fund. He spearheaded the future strategic directions of the Japanese global health policy agenda at the Hokkaido Toyako G8 Summit in 2008 on health system strengthening and Ise-Shima G7 Summit in 2016 on global health security. He obtained his MD at the University of Tokyo and earned a doctorate of public health in international health economics at Harvard University.