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Kenji Mizumoto

Distinguished Visiting Scholar    
Education

Ph.D. in Medical Science, Infection Research; Nagasaki University, Japan; 2014
Bachelor of Medicine; Kyoto University, Japan; 2006
MPH, Tulane University, 2005

Specializations

•Infectious Disease Epidemiology
•Theoretical Epidemiology
•Mathematical Statistics
•Decision Science

Biography

Dr. Kenji Mizumoto, an expert in infectious disease epidemiology, is a distinguished visiting scholar at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University.

Before coming to Georgia State, Dr. Mizumoto was a project assistant professor in the Graduate School of Medicine at the Hokkaido University in Japan and a project associate professor in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo.

His professional interests include the study of the effectiveness of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions against infectious disease. Using a variety of epidemiological methods and statistical/mathematical modelling, he aims to identify optimal public health strategies based on scientific data that can lead effective policy-making decisions.

Prior to pursuing public health research, Mizumoto worked as a clinician at several hospitals in Japan and served as a medical officer for the Office of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan. After the March 2011 earthquake in Japan, Mizumoto provided medical support in disaster-stricken areas as well as worked as part of a national support team for the health ministry.

During his time in medical school, he also completed his MPH in the United States.

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