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Naohiro Hohashi, PhD, RN, PHN, FAAN

    Dr. Naohiro Hohashi graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo in 1989. He withdrew from the Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo in 1993 and obtained a PhD from the same university. While in graduate school he was engaged in research on oncogenes, but upon graduating he decided to move to the world of nursing. After holding the post of Lecturer (Associate Professor) at The University of Tokyo and other positions, he became full professor at Kobe University in 2006, where he currently supervises the master's program leading to certification as Certified Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Family Health Nursing, a specialty unique to Japan.
    Dr. Hohashi's field of specialization is family nursing and pediatric nursing, and he has been made recipient of funding for more than 30 research projects. He was named a Transcultural Nursing Scholar by the Transcultural Nursing Society in 2014. In 2015 he received the Innovative Contribution to Family Nursing Award from the International Family Nursing Association. In 2016 he was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) by the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Among his international activities, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Family Nursing Association; as an editorial board member of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing; as an Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal for Human Caring; as an editorial board member of the Japan Journal of Nursing Science; and as a Chairperson at the 35th International Association for Human Caring Conference, among others. In Japan, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Association for Research in Family Nursing; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Japan Society of Nursing Research; as the Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Japan Society of Nursing Research; as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Cultural Nursing Studies; and as a Trustee for the Japanese Society of Child Health Nursing, among others.
    He has also been involved in the authorship and publication of over 100 works, including "New family health care nursing: Theory, practice and research" (2010 by Medical Friend Sha in Japan), and published over 90 original articles, including "Development of the Concentric Sphere Family Environment Model and companion tools for culturally congruent family assessment" (Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 2011).

Updated February 21, 2017