HOSHINO Haruko, Graduated in AY 2019
Before: Worked at a local clinic for five years with Bachelor of Science in Nursing
After completed MPH program: Research resident at National Center for Global Health and Medicine
All the lessons learned and opportunities seized during my student years have been helpful in realizing my future plans and current job
I initially had no plan to pursue graduate studies, but I have always had this passion in work focused on helping minorities. When I heard about the MPH course through a fateful encounter with now an MPH professor, I thought perhaps this could be a way to move forward with the passion I have.
Completing the MPH gave me a broader understanding and perspective about local and international issues. As someone who grew up in mixed cultures, I focused on mental health problems among migrants in Japan for my Capstone Project and conducted a follow-up study after finishing the course. All the lessons learned and opportunities seized during my student years have been helpful in realizing my future plans and current job as a research resident. Other than receiving a high-quality education, having an international environment was very important for me to face the global work that I now get to be involved with.