Secretary 2011-2015; Member since 2003; Consultant 2002
Dr. Kasuga is currently the Global Hub Director for the Secretariat of Future Earth which she was involved in establishing since May 2015. She is also a visiting professor under the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Kasuga was formerly the director at the National Institute of Health Sciences, Japan, and vice-president of the Science Council of Japan in charge of international activities. She is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU)’s Committee on Scientific Planning and Review. She has been working as a government researcher in the field of public health, focusing on microbiological food safety. Internationally, Dr. Kasuga has been working with WHO, FAO. In Japan, she worked with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the Food Safety Commission on microbiological risk analysis for food safety and epidemiology of foodborne diseases. Dr. Kasuga received her Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan. She is a senior fellow at the National Institute for Environmental Studies from the same university.