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Boston College Graduate School of Social Work

Megumi Inoue

Megumi Inoue

MSW, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Interests

Gerontology, caregiving, end-of-life issues, and elders' social network

Organization Affiliations

Research assistant at Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program, research assistant at Boston College Institute on Aging

Awards or Fellowships

Boston College Doctoral Fellowship

Dissertation Topics

End-of-life care planning and its implementation


Inoue, M., & Moorman, S. (forthcoming). Does end-of-life planning help spouses become better surrogates? The Gerontologist.

Putnam, M., Morrow-Howell, N., Lee, Y.S., Inoue, M. & Greenfield, J.C. (forthcoming). Advancing Conceptual and Analytical Approaches to the Study of Activities and Aging: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences.

Inoue, M., Lombe, M., Putnam, M., & Mahoney, J.K. (forthcoming). Understanding saving and purchasing patterns of consumers in a self-directed care program: The West Virginia experience. Journal of Policy Practice.

Putnam, M., Morrow-Howell, N., Inoue, M., Greenfield, J., & Chen, H. (forthcoming). Suitability of public use secondary data sets to study multiple activities. The Gerontologist.

Moorman, S., & Inoue, M. (2013). Predicting a partner’s end-of-life preferences, or substituting one’s own? The Journal of Marriage and Family, 75(3), 734-745.

Moorman, S., & Inoue, M. (2013). Persistent problems in end-of-life planning among young- and middle-aged American couples. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological and Social Sciences, 68(1), 97-106. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbs103.

Pickard, J. G., & Inoue, M. (2012). Referral by clergy who counsel older adults. Mental Health, Religion & Culture. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2012.710900.

Pickard, J. G., Inoue, M., Chadiha, L. A., & Johnson, S. (2011). The relationship of social support to African American female caregivers’ help-seeking for emotional problems. Social Service Review, 85(2), 247-265.

Raghavan, R., Inoue, M., Ettner, S.L., Hamilton, B.H., Landsverk, J. (2010). A preliminary analysis of mental health services consistent with national standards among children in the child welfare system. American Journal of Public Health, 100(4), 742-749.

Inoue, M., Pickard, J., Welch-Saleeby, P., & Johnson, S. (2009). African American caregivers’ breast health behavior. Health Education Research, 24(5), 735-747.