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epidemiologist , organization administrator

Keiji Fukuda, American international organization administrator, epidemiologist. Member of Commission Corps Officers Association, American College Physicians.


Fukuda, Keiji was born on August 22, 1955 in Japan.


Bachelor, Oberlin College, Ohio. Doctor of Medicine, University Vermont College Medicine, Burlington, 1984. Master in Public Health in Epidemiology, University California Berkeley, 1989.


Resident, internal medicine Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco, 1984—1987, chief resident, internal medicine, 1987—1988. Clinical instructor University California, 1989—1990. With National Center Infectious Disease, Division Viral Rickettsial Disease, 1990.

Clinical assistant professor, department community and preventive medicine Emory University School Medicine, Atlanta, 1993. Joined as epidemic intelligence officer Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1990, epidemiology section chief, influenza branch, 1996. Global influenza program coordinator, department epidemic and pandemic alert and response World Health Organization, Geneva, 2006—2008, director global influenza program, department epidemic and pandemic alert and response, since 2008, interim assistant director general health security and environment, since 2009.

Visiting professor, department public health Osaka City University. Commander United States Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps.


  • Achievements include being responsible for national influenza surveillance in the United States. And led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention field teams that investigated the outbreak of avian influenza A (H5N1) in 1997 and influenza A (H9N2) in 1999 cases in Hong Kong. Worked in China and Hong Kong in 2003 on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.

    Worked in Vietnam in 2004 to assist the World Health Organization efforts to investigate and control H5N1.


Member of Commission Corps Officers Association, American College Physicians.