Eriko Sase is an award winning scholar in Health Science. She is a member of The Lancet Commission on the Value of Death (2018-2020) and studies the relationship between medicine and death/dying. She conducts her research on human rights and bioethics issues in end-of-life care as a visiting researcher in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Her 60+ publications include the articles from The Lancet and a book chapter in Gostin L.O. et al (eds.) Advancing the Human Right to Health from the Oxford University Press (2013). She specializes in health and human rights, global/public health, and healthcare policy. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and was a Takemi Fellow in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She was the inaugural Director of the Global Health Systems Program in Wright State University. She currently holds multiple appointments; Abe Fellow with the Social Science Research Council & the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Medicine at The University of Tokyo, visiting professor at Saitama Prefectural University, and a member of the board of directors at the Global Health Research Center of Japan.