Masamine Jimba


25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference

"past, present and future"


October 31st to November 3rd 2016

Copenhagen - Denmark


Masamine Jimba is professor and chair of the Department of Community and Global Health at the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo. After being educated both in Japan and USA, he has had a variety of global health experiences in the Gaza Strip and West Bank (2 years for WHO:1994-1996) and in Nepal (5 years for Japan International Cooperation Agency:1996-2001). After 2002, he has conducted health promotion activities in Asia, Latin America and Africa: for example, school health projects in Laos and Thai, a healthy nutrition and clean water project in Vietnam, maternal, newborn, and child health in Ghana.


For academic activities, he has taught global health at different universities and other organizations in Japan and other Asian countries. He has also published about 200 articles in the international academic journals.


For local and global network activities, he became the President of the Japanese Society of Health Education and Promotion and a board member of other academic societies in Japan. In Asia and Pacific Region, he works as the President-Elect of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Member of the APRU Global Health Advisory Committee, Executive Committee Member of the Global Health and Human Security Program by the Japan Center for International Exchange. This program aims to propose policy initiatives to the Japanese government by focusing on ‘health and human security.’ He also belongs to several global network for school health and others.


He believes that research, policy and practices must be linked for global health promotion. His current interest is slow research and positive deviance approach, which can improve sustainability of health promotion efforts at local level for a long period of time.

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