Yumiko Mochizuki, MD, PhD has worked dedicatedly for tobacco control nationally and internationally for over thirty years from various perspectives such as academic institutions, governmental agencies as well as non-profit organizations. She is currently responsible for coordination and facilitation of grant projects of the “Global Bridges Japan” and development and implementation of the comprehensive program package “Tobacco Zero Mission”.
Yumiko has also worked with the National Cancer Center, the National Institute of Public Health, the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative, and finally initiated the Tobacco Policy Research Division at the National Cancer Center. She was invited by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) as Health Technology Advisor to the Minister, and also served as a committee member of Japan Science Council, Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo Medical Association, MHLW and WHO. She found various NGO platforms for tobacco control advocacy such as the Japan Medical Dental Association for Tobacco Control.
Yumiko graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Pharmacy and then after Keio University School of Medicine and received Ph.D. in Medicine from Graduate School of Medicine of Keio University. She loves reading books, watching cinemas, and visiting new areas.