Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS);
Chairman, Health Global Policy Institute (HGPI);

Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS);

Chairman, Health Global Policy Institute (HGPI);

Biography

Representative Director and Chair, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (2013-); Distinguished Research Affiliate, the MIT Media Lab (2011-). Adjunct Senior Research Scientist of the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, a graduated the University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine; in the US, 1969-84, was Professor of Department of Medicine at UCLA in 1979-84. Since returning to Japan, Professor and Chair of Medicine at the University of Tokyo (1989-96), Dean of Tokai University School of Medicine (1996-2002), and President of the Science Council of Japan (2003-06), Science Advisor to the Prime Minister (2006-08). He served as an executive member of many national and international professional societies of his disciplines, Commissioner of WHO (2005-08), serve(d) as Board members of Alexandria Library (Egypt), A*STAR (Singapore), Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi), OIST (Okinawa), Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; elected member of various scientific societies including Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences of USA, Master of American College of Physicians. He was appointed to be a member of the World Dementia Council by the UK Government in April, 2014 and a member of International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2015). He was the Chairman of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan (NAIIC; 2011.12-2012.7). He received “2012 Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award” of AAAS (American Academy for the Advancement of Science) and “100 Top Global Thinkers 2012” of Foreign Policy (2012.12) His website: