Dr. Kazutaka Yoshida

2023–2024 Takemi Fellow

Kazutaka Yoshida (Japan), PhD, is a family physician in Japan and a postdoctoral researcher at Fukushima Medical University (FMU). His research focuses on the need for healthcare professionals in primary health care to pay more attention to social determinants of health such as loneliness and to practice social prescribing by involving families and community resources. Currently, he collaborates with a nurse-researcher and is investigating family physicians’ and nurses’ perceptions of patient loneliness in greater detail. As a Takemi Fellow, he aims to conduct an international comparison of social connections and social prescribing related to loneliness.