Project Professor
The Univeristy of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy
Tokyo, JAPAN

Isao Kamae, MD, DrPH, is a physician, Project Professor of Graduate School of Public Policy at The University of Tokyo since April 2012. Prior to this, he is Professor of Keio University, Graduate School of Health Management in Tokyo, Japan since April 2007. He is also serving a part-time research director at the Canon Institute for Global Studies as well as a senior faculty at Meiji Institute for Global Affairs in Tokyo. Before joining Keio University, he spent 11 years as a professor of evidence-based medicine and biostatistics at Kobe University School of Medicine, 4 years as an associate professor of general medicine and clinical epidemiology at Kyoto University Hospital, and Medical Informatics at Shimane Medical University in Japan. Regarding his educational records, Dr. Kamae was the first Japanese to be awarded a Doctor of Public Health in health decision sciences, Harvard University in 1995. He has much experience of collaboration with the international community, which includes School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, and Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Tufts Medical Center, US, and IQWiG, Germany. He has researched and published reports such as overview of principles of best practice HTA systems, review of reimbursement & pricing in Japan and the future of HTA in Japan. He served as the first Board member 2004-2006 of ISPOR with Asian origin, and also known as one of the founding members of the ISPOR Asia Consortium and the founding president of the ISPOR Japan Chapter. He was Chair-elect 2014-2016, and currently Chair, ISPOR Asia Consortium Executive Committee. He served as a co-chair of the International Scientific Committee and the Local Planning Committee for the HTAi 2016 Tokyo. He is also a member of SMDM Asia-Pacific Advisory Council. He is on the editorial board for Journal of Medical Economics. He served as the guest editor of the Value in Health, 2nd Asia-Pacific Issue in 2009.

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