Daisuke Nonaka is an associate professor, Department of Global Health, Graduate School of Health Sciences, University of the Ryukyus, Japan. He teaches graduate students epidemiological research methodologies and medical statistics. He obtained a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Tokyo in 2011. He had worked in Lao PDR, Ghana and Niger as a Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) or a JICA expert. He specializes in community-based primary health care research, with focus on malaria control. His mission is to foster researchers and practitioners from resource-limited countries who have research skills to analyze a problem and to identify the solution.