At Waseda University, Dr. Yasushi KATSUMA is Professor of International Studies Program in the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), while serving as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. At the National Center for Global Health & Medicine (NCGM), Japan, he is Director of the Department of Global Health Affairs & Governance in the Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP). At Vietnam-Japan University (VJU) in Hanoi, he is Professor and Co-Director of the Master’s Program in Global Leadership. At the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), he is Visiting Professor.
Currently, he serves the BMJ in London as an International Advisory Board member; the Global Health & Medicine as an Editorial Board member; the Japan Society for International Development (JASID) as a Director; the Japan Association for International Health (JAIH) as a Councilor; the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) as a Board member; and the GLM Institute as a Board member.
Previously, he served the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an Advisory Panel member of its Human Development Report; the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WHO-WPRO) as an Advisor in Law for Health; the JASID as a Vice-President; and the Japan Association for United Nations Studies (JAUNS) as the Secretary-General and a Director.
Prior to the current positions, he worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Mexico, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tokyo. Before joining the United Nations, he worked as development consultant for Japan’s official development assistance (ODA) at the Engineering & Consulting Firms Association (ECFA), Japan, and conducted research in Bangladesh, Paraguay, the Philippines, Russian Far East and Thailand.
He received his Ph.D. (Development) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; LL.M. & LL.B. from Osaka University; and B.A. from International Christian University, after working as a volunteer for a British project in Honduras and studying at the University of California-San Diego.
“Research on the Impact of ASEAN’s Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) on the Policy and Mobility of Nursing Professionals in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, and Viet Nam,” National Center for Global Health and Medicine, The Research and Development Fund for International Medicine.
“Research on the Construction of Data Platform to Support the Health of Refugees and Migrants,” National Center for Global Health and Medicine, The Research and Development Fund for International Medicine.
Gerald Bloom, Yasushi Katsuma, Krishna D. Rao, Saeda Makimoto, Jason D.C. Yin, Gabriel M. Leung (2019), “Next steps towards universal health coverage call for global leadership,” The BMJ 2019;365:l2107
Krishna D. Rao; Saeda Makimoto; Michael Peters; Gabriel M. Leung,; Gerald Bloom; Yasushi Katsuma (2019), “Chapter 7: Vulnerable populations and universal health coverage,” Homi Kharas: John W. McArthur; Izumi Ohno (eds). Leave no one behind: Time for specifics on the Sustainable Development Goals, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, pp.129-148.
Yasushi Katsuma (2018), “What is required to ensure the human security of refugees,” Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, Vol.31, March, pp.203-210.