Kazuko Yoshizawa, MS, Sc.D., is a visiting scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Kazuko is a nutrition epidemiologist currently developing a dietary intake assessment tool using new statistical methods for epidemiological studies in Japan. This assessment tool allows researchers to assess the link between diet and diseases like dementia, heart disease, and cancer. It's also possible to look into the relationship between fish consumption and mercury level in the environment.
Kazuko has conducted technological transfer to the ministry of health of UN member countries, Sudan, Afghanistan, Liberia, Timor-Leste, as a technical officer and a consultant. She also did it in Cambodia and Myanmar, as a JICA expert. In Timor-Leste, she developed a two-year project proposal on capacity building in health and nutrition for the ministry of health, funded by the Embassy of Japan. In Sudan, she helped the ministry with a two-year plan in health and nutrition, supported by the WHO HQ. In Liberia, she took the lead to develop the guidelines on managing moderate and severe malnutrition for the ministry of health.
Kazuko has eight years of experience as a university faculty in Japan, teaching public health nutrition, statistics, epidemiology, international nutrition, and thesis research to undergraduates and graduates.