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Professor, Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study, Hitotsubashi University


Ayako Honda has extensive experience in research on health systems in Africa and Asia. She previously worked in the Health Economics Unit at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and has collaborated with African and Asian researchers to address a range of health systems issues in LMIC settings. She holds a PhD in health economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London). Ayako is interested in understanding how different groups of actors respond to the implementation of policy options, particularly health care financing policy that aims to progress toward universal health coverage. She is also interested in the use of discrete choice experiment (DCE) in LMIC settings as a method to understand the needs, preferences and values of people working in health systems in order to reflect people’s opinions in policy.

【Selected publications】
  • Honda, A., S. R. de Araujo Oliveira, V. Ridde, K. Zinszer and L. Gautier (2023). "Attributes and Organizational Factors that Enabled Innovation in Health Care Service Delivery during the COVID-19 Pandemic – Case Studies from Brazil, Canada and Japan." Health Systems & Reform 9(2): 2176022.
  • Honda, A., T. Tamura, H. Baba, H. Kodoi and S. Noda (2023). "How Hospitals Overcame Disruptions in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study from Tokyo, Japan." Health Systems & Reform 9(2): 2175415.
  • Honda, A., J. Cartailler, J. Cailhol, S. Noda and Z. Or (2023). "Factors for Consideration When Setting Prices for Private Healthcare Providers Operating in Public Systems: A Comparison of France and Japan." Health Services Insights 16: 11786329231173484.
  • Honda A, Krucien N, Ryan M, Diouf I, Salla M, Nagai M, Fujita N. (2019). For more than money: willingness of health professionals to stay in remote Senegal. BMC Human Resources for Health. 17 (28).
  • Honda A, Ryan M, van Niekerk R, McIntyre D. (2015). Improving the public health sector in South Africa: eliciting public preferences using a discrete choice experiment. Health Policy and Planning. 30 (5).

Detailed profile (HRI: Hitotsubashi Researchers Information)