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David T. Takeuchi, Ph.D.

Term: January 1, 2012 - August 31, 2016

David T. Takeuchi, Ph.D., is currently Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Boston College.  He is the Dorothy Book Scholar and  the Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School of Social Work. He is a sociologist with postdoctoral training in epidemiology and health services research. His research focuses on investigating the social, structural, and cultural contexts that are associated with different health outcomes, especially among racial and ethnic minorities. He also examines the use of health services in different ethnic communities. Takeuchi has substantial administrative background including leadership positions with research centers, academic institutions (UCLA, Indiana University, and University of Washington), non-government associations (American Sociological Association, National Asian Women’s Health Organization, Institute of Medicine), and government organization (National Institutes of Health, Surgeon General’s Office, National Center on Health Statistics). In addition to his scholarly work, he has worked with a number of national and community organizations. He received the Legacy Award from the Family Research Consortium, Research and Mentoring Award from the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Innovations Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research contributions. Most recently, he was honored with the University of Washington 2011 Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.