Yasuhiro Kanatani is the Director of the Department of Health Crisis Management at the National Institute of Public Health. He is also a Professor (Cooperative Graduate School Program) of the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interests focus on health risk assessment and management. He graduated from National Defense Medical College (NDMC) in 1989 and received a PhD in medicine from NDMC in 1994. He had worked as a medical officer at the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare from 1999 to 2002 and at the Ministry of Defense from 2002 to 2004. Before moving to the NIPH in 2010, he had worked as an associate professor in the Division of Environmental Medicine at the NDMC Research Institute from 2004.