Introduction of Doctoral Student
|Qualifications||Nursing, Public Health Nurse, Midwife, MPH|
|Hobby||Dancing salsa, traveling, playing with my children|
|Area of reserach interests||Maternal and child health, utilization of women's group in low-resource setting countries, measurement and evaluation|
After recieving a bachloer's degree in Health Sciences at the University of the Ryukyus, I worked as a midwife at a local hospital. Having always been interested in working in the field of maternal and child health globally, I decided to earn master's degree in public health. I studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Masters in Public Health in 2012. After graduating from UNC, I stayed home and enjoyed raising two children for three years before moving back to Okinawa. While working in the Department of Nursing at the University of the Ryukyus, I met Professor Kobayashi and was inspired by his work to continue my studies and pursue a PhD with a focus on improving maternal and child health in low-resource settings.
Our department has a nice atmosphere, and I learn new things every day through active discussions. We have many opportunities in this department. Through my doctoral course, I want to become a researcher who can ''think globally and act locally''.