YOKO SHINPUKU

Last Updated :2021/10/18

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

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. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Integrated Clinical Practice
  2. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Human Development
  3. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Prevention of disease and health promotion
  4. 2021, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Fundamentals Of Nursing Skill
  5. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Disease Management in Pediatric Nursing
  6. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical Practice in NICU
  7. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Year, Graduate thesis
  8. 2021, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Nursing in Global Health
  9. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical Practice in Fundamental Nursing Care I
  10. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Developmental Disorders in Childhood
  11. 2021, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Developmental disorder
  12. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Epidemiology and Disease Prevention
  13. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 1(Survey Research)
  14. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 2(Qualitative Research)
  15. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 2(Qualitative Research)
  16. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Nursing Science
  17. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Nursing Science
  18. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Lecture on Global Health Nursing
  19. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Lecture on Global Health Nursing
  20. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  21. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  22. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  23. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  24. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Global Health Nursing
  25. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Methodology of Education for Global Health Nursing
  26. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Educational Practice on Global Health Nursing
  27. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Integrated Educational Practice on Global Health Nursing
  28. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Global Health Nursing
  29. 2021, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Global Health Nursing

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Evaluation of a family-oriented antenatal group educational program in rural Tanzania: a pre-test/post-test study, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 15, 2018
  2. A Bibliometric Analysis of the Global Research Trend in Child Maltreatment, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 15(7), 2018
  3. ★, A family-oriented antenatal education program to improve birth preparedness and maternal-infant birth outcomes: A cross sectional evaluation study, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, 16(107), 2019
  4. Validity and reliability of the Karitane Parenting Confidence Scale among Japanese mothers, NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES, 22(2), 205-211, 2019
  5. ★, 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
  6. Effects of a job aid-supported intervention during antenatal care visit in rural Tanzania, International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 10, 31-37, 2019
  7. 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, 2018
  8. Midwives respect and disrespect of women during facility-based childbirth in urban Tanzania: a qualitative study, Reproductive Health, 15, 8, 2018
  9. ★, Perceptional gaps among women, husbands and family members about intentions for birthplace: A cross-sectional study, Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 25, e2840, 2017
  10. 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
  11. Humanized childbirth awareness-raising program among Tanzanian midwives and nurses: A mixed-methods study, International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 5, 9-16, 2016
  12. 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
  13. Midwives' intrapartum monitoring process and management resulting in emergency referrals in Tanzania: a qualitative study, BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, 15, 248, 2015
  14. Career development expectations and challenges of midwives in Urban Tanzania: a preliminary study, BMC Nursing, 14, 27, 2015
  15. ★, Women's Perceptions of Childbirth Experience at a Hospital in Rural Tanzania, Health Care for Women International, 34(6), 461-481, 2013
  16. ★, 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
  17. Concept analysis of reflection in nursing professional development, Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 10(2), 170-179, 2013
  18. 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, 2021
  19. 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
  20. Perceived differences on the role of traditional birth attendants in rural Tanzania: a qualitative study, BMC PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH, 21(1), 20210215
  21. 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, 202012
  22. Enlarging Global Activities of Young Academy of Japan, TRENDS IN THE SCIENCES, 25(4), 14-18, 202004
  23. Considering Globalization of Universities With Regional Vitalization, TRENDS IN THE SCIENCES, 25(8), 42-51, 202008
  24. 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, 202008

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. 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, Without Invitation, English, International Confederation of Midwives, Online, published
  2. Development of the Medical Zairaichi station to incorporate health practice and ICT in Africa, Shimpuku, Y., JANS40, 2020/12, With Invitation, English, Japan Academy of Nursing Science, Online, published
  3. Gender Diversity in STEM, Shimpuku, Y., Women in Science Japan, 2020/10, With Invitation, English, Women in Science Japan, Online
  4. 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, With Invitation, English, The 25th ISfTeH International Conference/The 24th JTTA Annual Academic Conference/JTTA Spring Conference 2021, Online, published
  5. 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, With Invitation, English, A Medical-Local Knowledge Research Network, Online
  6. Fetal Ultrasound Education for Midwives Using Information Communication Technology in Tanzania, Shimpuku, Y., Japan-Bhutan Joint Seminar, 2020/12, With Invitation, English
  7. S20 Webinar Women in Science, Shimpuku, Y., S20 Webinar Women in Science, 2020/09, With Invitation, English, S20, Online
  8. Career paths in the sciences, Shimpuku, Y., Women in Science Japan, 2020/04, With Invitation, English, Women in Science Japan, Online
  9. Career path with a mission, Shimpuku, Y., the AAAS Annual Meeting, 2020/02, With Invitation, English, the AAAS, Seatle
  10. Digital Economy and Society: STI for Sustainable Development, Shimpuku, Y., the 5th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly, 2020/02, With Invitation, English, United Nations, New York, USA
  11. Environment and Health, Shimpuku, Y., STS Forum, 2019/10/08, With Invitation, English, STS Forum, Kyoto
  12. 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
  13. 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

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies, Programme Organising Committee, 2018/10, 2019/08