Akemi Yamagishi is currently work at Keio University, Japan, in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, School of Medicine. She also appointed as the president of Research Association for Community Health and as the executive adviser of Kobe Medical Association and Kurashiki Union Medical Association. Her work experiences include as the expert officer in home care, Health Policy Bureau, Regional Medical Care Planning Division, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan (2009-2014).  From 2006-2009 she became visiting researcher in the University of Tokyo and worked as the project manager of Outreach Palliative care Trial of Integrated regional Model(OPTIM Project); Third Term Comprehensive Control Research for Cancer Health and Labor Sciences Research Grants of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.  She worked as home care nurse and social worker at Aozora Clinic in Chiba (2014-2019) and at Visiting Nursing Service Agency in Tokyo (2000-2005).  Between 1995 and 1999 she worked as ward nurse at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center (over1000 beds).  She holds Master of Nursing Science from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (2004) and PhD in Health and Welfare, International University of Health and Welfare (2007).  Her certification includes as Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Specialist for Home Care/Community Care, Certified Social Worker, and Certified Psychologist.