John Kobayashi

Career Story: 

After leaving Tucson in 1978, I got an MPH at Harvard, and then worked for 3 years at the CDC, first in Atlanta, then in Seattle. From 1982-2001, I was WA state epidemiologist. From 2001-8, spent half my time in Japan, training field epidemiology. Now I do miscellaneous consulting jobs out of my house in Seattle.

Notable Personal Accomplishments: 

I'm happy, and I have two kids that are employed and happy with their jobs!

Notable Professional Accomplishments: 

Investigated a lot of infectious disease outbreaks, helped train over 50 epidemiologists in the US and Japan

Favorite Recreational Activity: 

Finding interesting music on the Internet, eating good food in Asian countries

Favorite Memory from Residency: 

Taking care of some very nice patients

Personal Story: 

Married to Mollie (35 years).Two kids; Joe (33) is married and has 2 daughters, Ana (30) is also happy with her life in Seattle