YOKO SHINPUKU

Last Updated :2023/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Professor
E-mail
yokoshimhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Prof. Shimpuku is a midwifery researcher in global health, conducting field research in Tanzania to improve maternal and child health and working with WHO to promote the Early Essential Newborn Care program. She completed her Ph.D. in Nursing at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the Vice-Chair of Young Academy of Japan and an Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy. For her science diplomacy work, she presented at numerous international conferences/meetings including the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assemply and G7 Academy Meeting and reported them to the Prime Minister of Japan in 2019. She was selected by WHO etc. as "100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders".

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2020/03/01, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Professor
  • 2011/12/26, 2012/03/25, World Health Organization, Researcher

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of Illinois, United States of America, 2006/08, 2010/05

Academic Degrees

  • University of Illinois

Research Fields

  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Nursing;Lifelong developmental nursing

Research Keywords

  • Global Health, Health Promotion, SDGs, Universal Health Coverage, People-Centered Care, Maternal Child Health, Adolescent Health, Local Knowledge, Telemedical Education, Africa

Affiliated Academic Societies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, Intensive, Collaborative Online International Seminar B
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Integrated Clinical Practice
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Human Development
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Prevention of disease and health promotion
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Fundamentals Of Nursing Skill
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Methodology of Maternity Nursing
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Disease Management in Pediatric Nursing
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Year, Graduate thesis
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Nursing in Global Health
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical Practice in Fundamental Nursing Care I
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Developmental Disorders in Childhood
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Developmental disorder
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅰ(Survey Research)
  14. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅰ(Survey Research)
  15. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅱ(Qualitative Research)
  16. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science Ⅱ(Qualitative Research)
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
  18. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Nursing Science
  19. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Nursing Science
  20. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Nursing Science
  21. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Global Health Nursing
  22. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Global Health Nursing
  23. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  24. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  25. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  26. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  27. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  28. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  29. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Global Health Nursing
  30. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Methodology of Education for Global Health Nursing
  31. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Educational Practice on Global Health Nursing
  32. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Integrated Educational Practice on Global Health Nursing
  33. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Global Health Nursing
  34. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Global Health Nursing
  35. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  36. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  37. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  38. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Global Health Nursing

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Systematic review protocol of the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions for reducing risky sexual behaviour among youth globally, BMJ Open, 12(5), e056929, 20220513
  2. Secondary school students' and peer educators' perceptions of adolescent education in rural Tanzania: a qualitative study, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 19(1), 20220502
  3. Characteristics of early-career nurse researchers negatively impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study, BMJ OPEN, 12(4), 20220401
  4. Initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on time Japanese nursing faculty devote to research: Cross-sectional survey, JAPAN JOURNAL OF NURSING SCIENCE, 19(1), 20220101
  5. Mitigating losses: how scientific organisations can help address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early-career researchers, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATIONS, 8(1), 20211119
  6. Expansion of the role of midwives in gender equity and sexual/reproductive health issues in Japan, Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing, 27(3), 171-175, 20210930
  7. Report of the International Workshop on Medical ZAIRAICHI, A Medical-Local Knowledge on Research Network, Journal of African Studies, 99, 21-28, 20210901
  8. ★, Birth preparedness and related factors: a cross-sectional study in Tanzania City area, BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 21(1), 20210814
  9. Visualization of midwifery education in 109 countries on a world map: Secondary analysis of the data from the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Journal of Japan Academy of Midwifery, 20210301
  10. Nurses in advanced roles as a strategy for equitable access to healthcare in the WHO Western Pacific region: a mixed methods study, HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH, 19(1), 20210215
  11. ★, Perceived differences on the role of traditional birth attendants in rural Tanzania: a qualitative study, BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 21(1), 20210215
  12. Development of People-Centered Care Partnership (PCCP)-16 Scale: Reliability and Validity of the Scale from a Viewpoint of Collaboration, Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 40, 620-628, 20201201
  13. Considering Globalization of Universities With Regional Vitalization, TRENDS IN THE SCIENCES, 25(8), 42-51, 20200801
  14. Relationship Between Local Society and Science in the Post COVID-19 Era: What Are We Thinking Now and How Are We Going to Face This Era?, TRENDS IN THE SCIENCES, 25(8), 52-62, 20200801
  15. ★, Evaluation of breastfeeding care and education given to mothers with low-birthweight babies by healthcare workers at a hospital in urban Tanzania: a qualitative study, INTERNATIONAL BREASTFEEDING JOURNAL, 15(1), 36, 20200506
  16. Enlarging Global Activities of Young Academy of Japan, TRENDS IN THE SCIENCES, 25(4), 14-18, 20200401
  17. Validity and reliability of the Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale among Japanese mothers, NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 22(2), 205-211, 20190801
  18. ★, A family-oriented antenatal education program to improve birth preparedness and maternal-infant birth outcomes: A cross sectional evaluation study, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 16(107), 20190716
  19. Learning experiences as the first JICA course student in Tanzania, St. Luke's International University Bulletin, 5, 43-47, 20190401
  20. Effects of a job aid-supported intervention during antenatal care visit in rural Tanzania, International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 10, 31-37, 20190301
  21. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Global Research Trend in Child Maltreatment, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 15(7), 20180710
  22. ★, Evaluation of a family-oriented antenatal group educational program in rural Tanzania: a pre-test/post-test study, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 15, 20180628
  23. A Feasibility Study of an Educational Program on Obstetric Danger Signs among Pregnant Adolescents in Tanzania: A mixed-methods Study, International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 8, 33-43, 20180301
  24. Midwives respect and disrespect of women during facility-based childbirth in urban Tanzania: a qualitative study, Reproductive Health, 15, 8, 20180110
  25. ★, Perceptional gaps among women, husbands and family members about intentions for birthplace: A cross-sectional study, Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 25, e2840, 2017
  26. Toward advanced nursing practice along with People-Centered Care Partnership Model for sustainable Universal Health Coverage and universal access to health, Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 25, e2839, 2017
  27. Humanized childbirth awareness-raising program among Tanzanian midwives and nurses: A mixed-methods study, International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 5, 9-16, 2016
  28. Overcoming barriers to inclusive education: A reproductive health awareness programme for adolescents in rural Tanzania, African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 10(1), 27-32, 2016
  29. Midwives' intrapartum monitoring process and management resulting in emergency referrals in Tanzania: a qualitative study, BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 15, 248, 2015
  30. Career development expectations and challenges of midwives in Urban Tanzania: a preliminary study, BMC Nursing, 14, 27, 2015
  31. ★, Women's Perceptions of Childbirth Experience at a Hospital in Rural Tanzania, Health Care for Women International, 34(6), 461-481, 2013
  32. Concept analysis of reflection in nursing professional development, Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 10(2), 170-179, 2013
  33. ★, Working with Interpreters in Cross-Cultural Qualitative Research in the Context of Developing Country: Systematic Literature Review, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(8), 1692-1706, 2012

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Being an advocate for women using science, Shimpuku, Y., AUST WISER workshop 2022, 2022/03/08, With Invitation, English, KAUST, Online
  2. Development of a Smartphone App for the Improvement of Midwifery Care in Tanzania, Shimpuku, Y., Healthcare Business Webinar, 2022/02/15, With Invitation, English, Japan Africa Health and Wellbeing Initiative, Online
  3. Development and feasibility test of a smartphone app for midwives: A comparative cross-sectional study, Shimpuku, Y., Mwilike, B., Mwakawanga, D., Ito, K., Hirose,N., Kubota, K., RMNCAH+N Scientific Conference, 2021/11/19, Without Invitation, English, Tanzania
  4. Mitigating losses: How scientific organisationscan help address the impact of COVID-19 on early career researchers, Bernardo Urbani, Sandra Lopez-Verges, David Fernandez Rivas, Sandeep Kaur-Ghumaan, Anna Coussens,FelixMoronta-Barrios, Suraj Bhattarai, Leila Niamir, Velia Siciliano, AndreeaMolnar, Amanda Weltman, MeghnathDhimal, Shalini S. Arya, Karen J. Cloete, Almas Taj Awan, Stefan Kohler, Chandra Shekhar Sharma, Clarissa Rios Rojas, Yoko Shimpuku, John Ganle, Maryam M. Matin, NzweundjiJustine Germo, Abdeslam Badre, Paulina Carmona-Mora, Tsukuba Conference, 2021/09/27, Without Invitation, English, Tsukuba Conference, Online
  5. Ethical issues surrounding medical local knowledge (iryo zairaichi) in Africa, Shimpuku, Y., Tsukuba Conference, 2021/09/27, Without Invitation, English, Tsukuba Conference, Online
  6. Prenatal education program decreases maternal distress, postpartum depression, and potential for child abuse: a longitudinal study in urban, Shimpuku, Y., Iida, M., Tada, K., Tsuji, T., Tanaka, Y., Senba, Y., Nagamori, K., Horiuchi, S., Iida, M., Tada, K., Tsuji, T., Tanaka, Y., Senba, Y., Nagamori, K., Horiuchi, S., ICM Virtual Congress 2021, 2021/06/30, Without Invitation, English, International Confederation of Midwives, Online, published
  7. Smartphone App for Improving Midwifery Care in Tanzania: A Feasibility Study., Shimpuku, Y., Ito, K., Suzuki, M., Mwilike, B., Mwakawanga, D., Ito, K., Suzuki, M., Mwilike, B., Mwakawanga, D., The 25th ISfTeH International Conference/The 24th JTTA Annual Academic Conference/JTTA Spring Conference 2021, 2021/02/11, With Invitation, English, The 25th ISfTeH International Conference/The 24th JTTA Annual Academic Conference/JTTA Spring Conference 2021, Online, published
  8. Development of a Smartphone App for Improvement of Midwifery Care: A Way to Incorporate Medical Zairaichi into Modern Medicine, Shimpuku, Y., International Workshop on Medical-Zairaichi, A Medical-Local Knowledge Research Network, 2021/02/07, With Invitation, English, A Medical-Local Knowledge Research Network, Online
  9. Development of the Medical Zairaichi station to incorporate health practice and ICT in Africa, Shimpuku, Y., JANS40, 2020/12/12, With Invitation, English, Japan Academy of Nursing Science, Online, published
  10. Fetal Ultrasound Education for Midwives Using Information Communication Technology in Tanzania, Shimpuku, Y., Japan-Bhutan Joint Seminar, 2020/12/10, With Invitation, English
  11. Gender Diversity in STEM, Shimpuku, Y., Women in Science Japan, 2020/10/23, With Invitation, English, Women in Science Japan, Online
  12. S20 Webinar Women in Science, Shimpuku, Y., S20 Webinar Women in Science, 2020/09/21, With Invitation, English, S20, Online
  13. Career paths in the sciences, Shimpuku, Y., Women in Science Japan, 2020/04/18, With Invitation, English, Women in Science Japan, Online
  14. Career path with a mission, Shimpuku, Y., the AAAS Annual Meeting, 2020/02/16, With Invitation, English, the AAAS, Seatle
  15. Digital Economy and Society: STI for Sustainable Development, Shimpuku, Y., the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly, 2020/02/11, With Invitation, English, United Nations, New York, USA
  16. Environment and Health, Shimpuku, Y., STS Forum, 2019/10/08, With Invitation, English, STS Forum, Kyoto
  17. Global promotion and localization of evidence-based midwifery care: Connecting midwives by mobile devices, Shimpuku, Y., the 7th TICAD Side Event, 2019/08/29, With Invitation, English, the 7th TICAD, Yokohama
  18. Engaging with the SDGs: A Global Young Academy Perspective, Shimpuku, Y., IAP Conference, 2019/04/09, With Invitation, English, InterAcademy Partnership, Incheon

Awards

  1. 2020/12, 100 Outstanding Women Nurse and Midwife Leaders, World Health Organization, United Nations Population Funds, Nursing Now!, etc.

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. JICA Partnership Program, The project for promoting gender equality in Korogwe, Tanzania, 2021/01, 2023/06

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Global Young Academy, 2018/05, 2023/05, Global Young Academy

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. How might we scientists harmonise reason with sensibility?, Harmonising reason with sensibility group (GYA), 2021/06, 2021/06
  2. the International Workshop on Medical ZAIRAICHI, A Medical-Local Knowledge on Research Network, Medical-Local Knowledge on Research Network, 2021/02, 2021/02
  3. Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies, Programme Organising Committee, 2018/10, 2019/08