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Doctor Sayaka Horiuchi

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Sayaka Horiuchi

Sayaka Horiuchi is Japanese paediatrician and epidemiologist. She has more than 15 years of experience in the field of the maternal, neonatal and child health as a clinician, public health worker and researcher. She worked for the program development and management to improve maternal, neonatal and child health in Lao PDR between 2012 and 2016.

Sayaka undertook a Master of Science in 2016 and made the career transition from public health practitioner to researcher. Her research interest is quality improvement of neonatal and childcare. She also serves as a WHO technical advisory group member on child health measurement to improve visibility of disease burden, service coverage and health outcomes among children.

  • 2021: Doctor of Public Health, Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health, Japan
  • 2016: Master of Science (Epidemiology), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • 2007: Medical doctor, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • 2021-ongoing: Life course Quality of Care Measurement Coordination Working Group, WHO
  • 2019-ongoing: Consultant on Well-Child Care review, WHO regional office for the Western Pacific Region
  • 2018-ongoing: Child Health Accountability Tracking Technical Advisory Group, WHO/UNICEF
  • 2016: Consultant on Maternal and Child Health, WHO country office in Lao PDR
  • 2012-2015: Exert on Community Health, Project for Strengthening Integrated Maternal and Child Health Services in Lao PDR, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Board member, Japan International Child Health Association
  • International Liaison Committee, Japan Pediatric Society
  • 2021: Young Professional Award, Japan Association for International Health
  • 2016: Young Oral Presentation Award, Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health
  • 2022-ongoing: Research collaborator, Global Women’s and Newborn Health, Burnet Institute
  • 2019-ongoing: Assistant Professor, Center for Birth Cohort Studies, University of Yamanashi, Japan
  • 2017-2018: Assistant Professor, Teikyo University Graduate School of Public Health, Japan
  • 2009-2012: Paediatrics, National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan