Tomohiko Makino

Dr. Tomohiko Makino is a public health physician based in Tokyo, directing international affairs on nuclear emergency preparedness and response at the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. He supervises the cooperation with IAEA, OECD/NEA, and other global institutions and initiatives on nuclear emergency preparedness and response. He also leads bilateral cooperation with partner countries and areas. He also advises medical and public health aspect of nuclear EPR including medical strategy on acute radiation exposure, stable iodine policies, and recent COVID-19 responses.

Dr Makino has been the Medical Official of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, working at the national level public health administration and policy development over 13 years. He has extensive experience in the fields of health emergency preparedness, resilient health system, disaster response, outbreak management, health system strengthening, global health diplomacy, and biosecurity.

His global contribution incudes leading a bilateral cooperation project of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a Chief Adviser (2018-19) in Bangkok, serving for the World Health Organization as a Medical officer (2015-18) in Manila, and appointed as the Visiting Fellow of the Global Health Security Program at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington D.C. (2010-12).

Dr Makino accomplished medical training at the University of Tokyo in 2003, and completed a Master of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University in 2010, supplementing his professionalism in the health emergency management at Japan's Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) at National Institute of Infectious Diseases in 2015.

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