Early life and education[edit | edit source]
Dr. Fukuda earned a BA from Oberlin College, where he studied biology, his MD from the University of Vermont, and an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. He is board-certified in internal medicine.
Career[edit | edit source]
Dr. Fukuda also served as medical epidemiologist in the Viral Exanthems and Herpesvirus Branch of the U.S. National Center for Infectious Diseases and as Chief of Epidemiology in the Influenza Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers (CDC). From 2005 to 2016, he worked for the World Health Organization (WHO), serving as Scientist, Coordinator and then Director of the Global Influenza Programme (2005-2008), Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment ad interim (2008-2009), Special Adviser on Pandemic Influenza to the Director-General (2009-2010), Assistant Director-General for Health Security (2010-2015) and Special Representative for Antimicrobial Resistance for the Director-General (2015-2016).
Dr. Fukuda currently serves as director and a clinical professor at The University of Hong Kong School of Public Health. In October 2020, senior management team of the University of Hong Kong decided not to renew his contract. Keiji will thus leave the University of Hong Kong in late 2021.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Fukuda, Keiji". sph.hku.hk. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
- "Keiji Fukuda, M.D., Ph.D. : Health and Medicine Division". nationalacademies.org. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
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