Kazuki ShimizuStudent | Japan
MSc Health Policy, Planning & FinancingContact Kazuki Shimizu
I have a background of medicine. I obtained M.D. from Nagoya University, Japan. As a medical professional, I worked at several hospitals in Japan mainly at Emergency Room, finished externship at Department of Hospital Medicine and Infectious Diseases at University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, the United States. I also have an experience of qualitative research for child malnutrition in Timor-Leste, and quantitative research regarding infectious disease epidemiology in Japan. In addition, I finished the internship at WHO Namibia Office.
Research interests or career goals
My primary concern is in infectious disease policy, humanitarian health and health finance. My plan for the next couple of years is to work for a global outfit, strengthen the country (or region) against external threats (e.g. infectious diseases), and contribute to making society more resilient. On a long-term basis, I am interested in working at the national level, engage in health security and global health diplomacy.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
The MSc Health Policy, Planning & Financing programme was definitely my first preference. My background is medicine and public health, which means I have been totally educated in their contexts. I wanted to learn healthcare from wider perspectives, such as economics, policies and international relations. Especially, global health security was one of my main subjects, and the collaboration between two prestigious universities, LSHTM and LSE, best fitted me. As expected, I get the chance to build professional networks with fellow students of diverse backgrounds, nationalities, cultures, languages, and aspirations – it is totally a cosmopolitan environment.