2011-2012 Fellows and Program Participants

 28th group from left to right: Luzma Gonzalez (Visiting Scientist), Solomon Chen, Rie Sakai, Amy Levin (Program Coordinator), Michael Reich (Director), Hee-Kyung Joh, Mehlika Toy, Raul Mendoza Sassi.  Not in photo: Prerna Banati, Minah Kang Kim, Yoon Kim).


  1. Governance gaps in the new global aid architecture: challenges and opportunities for health
    Prerna Banati, PhD, MPH *Departed February, 2012
    Senior Technical Specialist, Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria, Geneva
  2. Cost-effectiveness of immunization strategies: Reappraisal of current strategies for Hepatitis A and B in Taiwan
    Solomon Chen, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  3. Socioeconomic status in relation to self-perception of obesity in Korean adults
    Hee-Kyung Joh, MD, MPH
    S. Korea
    Assistant Professor, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  4. Priority setting methods for health care resource allocation: political, analytical and institutional perspectives and Measuring the Sociodemographics and quality of life of elders in South Korea
    Minah Kang Kim, M.A., MPP, PhD *Departed February, 2012
    Visiting Scientist and Takemi Fellow
    S. Korea
    Associate Professor, Ewha Womans University
  5. Contribution of hospital quality variations to socioeconomic disparities in in-hospital mortality
    Yoon Kim, MD, PhD, MS *Departed mid January, 2012
    S. Korea
    Associate Prof, Seoul Nat’l Univ College of Medicine; Chair of the Dept of Health Policy and Mgt, SNU; Director, Center for interoperable HER, MoHW; Senior Consultant, Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service
  6. Socioeconomic factors, health services utilization and the Health Family Strategy in Brazil: What can we conclude after 10 years of implementation?
    Raúl Andrés Mendoza Sassi, PhD, MSc
    Professor, Universidade do Rio Grande
    2000-2001 Takemi Fellow
  7. Geographic maldistribution of pediatricians in Japan
    Rie Sakai, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Juntendo University School of Medicine
  8. Social capital and health: Exploring psychological mechanisms
    Kokoro Shirai, PhD, MA, MSc
    Associate Professor, University of the Ryukyus
  9. The burden of chronic Hepatitis B in mainland China: modeling costs and effects of universal vaccination, early detection and treatment
    Mehlika Toy, MPH, DRPH, PhD
    The Netherlands
    Post Doctoral Researcher, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Department of Public Health

Visiting Scientists:

  1. Health Reform in Mexico
    Luz María González-Robledo, PhD, MSc
    Professor-Researcher, Autonomous University of the State of Morelos

Takemi Program Associates:

  1. Politics and Economics of Universal Health Coverage: Three studies of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme
    Nathan J. Blanchet, MA
    Candidate for Doctor of Science, Dept. of Global Health and Population, HSPH
  2. Pharmaceutical Policy and Behavior Change of Healthcare Providers in South Korea
    Seemoon Choi, MPH
    S. Korea
    Candidate for Doctor of Science, Dept. of Global Health and Population, HSPH
  3. Rights, Health Laws, and Health Outcomes
    Hiroaki Matsuura, MA, MS
    Candidate for Doctor of Science, Dept. of Global Health and Population, HSPH
  4. Matt Price
    Candidate for Master’s Degree, Dept. of Global Health and Population, HSPH