Introduction of Doctoral Students
|Qualification||BA in Medical Doctor, Master of Public Health, a Ph.D. candidate in Global Health Sciences|
|Hobby||Play guitar, singing|
|Country visited||Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan|
|Research area||Public health, Health policy, Global Health|
I have been working in the Department of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Ministry of Health since 2012.
From 2005-2011 I studied at the University of Health Science Lao PDR, In 2016 I got a scholarship to study in China, and In 2022 I got a scholarship to study in Japan, Studying in Japan is my dream and I will take this opportunity to learn from my supervisor and my colleagues during my study in University of the Ryukyus. I will utilize the knowledge gained from Japan to apply to my country upon a graduate.
|Qualifications||Licensed Psychologist, Nurse|
|Visited countries||Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore,Taiwan|
|Interests||mental health, addiction, child abuse, school health|
I'm from Kanagawa prefecture and I live in Naha City now. I have worked as a psychiatric nurse at a psychiatric hospital and a counselor at a child consultation center. Now I work as a counselor at a psychiatric hospital. At graduate school, I will study about Internet game addiction.
MessageI am not very good at English, but I will do my best so I appreciate your support. My hobby is playing the guitar and piano. If anyone can play some instruments, let's have a session and play with me. Thank you.
Tracey Elizabeth Claire JonesInfectious Disease Control
|Country||Yamagata Prefecture, Japan|
|Interests||School Health, Islands Health, Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)|
|Fieldwork||Indonesia, Lombok (A research of comprehensive sexuality education)
Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau (A research of school health implementation)
Personal HistoryI worked at the medical emergency center at the Nihon University Itabashi Hospital as a nurse for 6 years.
I conducted school health activities as a JICA Volunteer in Burkina Faso from 2017 to 2019.
In April 2020, I entered the Department of Global Health at the University of the Ryukyu.
In March 2022, I graduated from the Department of Global Health as a master's degree.
In April 2022, I entered the Department of Global Health as a doctoral student.
MessageI had an interest in global health during the school health activities in Burkina Faso as a JICA volunteer.
I thought that I would learn technically about the school health of low-middle-income countries, therefore, I entered the Department of Global Health, University of the Ryukyus.
I hope to get experience through practice in the field of low-middle-income countries.
|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''.