Hiroyuki Shimada became a physical therapist in 1993 and received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in rehabilitation medicine from the Kitasato University in Sagamihara, Japan, in 2001 and 2003, respectively. He has been working for the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology since 2010 as the Chief of Section for Health Promotion. His major interests include nonpharmacological intervention for frailty and mild cognitive impairment in the community-living older adults. Shimada was trained at the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology as a Research Fellow (2003–2010), focusing on research concerning rehabilitation and exercise prescription in the elderly people. He served as a Visiting Researcher at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute in Sydney, Australia (2005-2006).
Biography Updated on 7 February 2013