Vice President, National Institute of Public Health
SONE Tomofumi, MD, MPH, DrMedSci.
Dr. Sone Tomofumi has been Vice President of National Institute of Public Health since October 2015.
After graduating from University of Occupational and Environmental Health (UOEH), School of Medicine, Kitakyushu, Japan in 1986, he spent ten years at Department of Public Health, UOEH as a faculty member. He was awarded Doctor of Medical Science at UOEH in 1993 and Master of Public Health at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, in Atlanta, the United States in 1994.
He joined former National Institute of Public Health as Head of Health Education Section, Department of Public Health Administration in 1997. Since re-establishment of current National Institute of Public Health in 2002, he has experienced various positions, such as Head of Community Health System Section, Department Director of Public Health Policy, Department Director of International Health and Collaboration, and Director for Planning and Coordination.
His main interests as a researcher are community health system, human resources development, international health and tobacco control.