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Boston College School of Social Work

David Takeuchi

Kevin David Takeuchi

Associate Dean for Research; Dorothy Book Scholar

David T. Takeuchi, PhD, is Professor and the inaugural Dorothy Book Scholar at Boston College School of Social Work. He is also the School’s Associate Dean for Research. Dr. Takeuchi is a sociologist with postdoctoral training in epidemiology and health services research. His research focuses on 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 communities. 

Dr. Takeuchi has published in a wide range of journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Public Health, Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Community Psychology, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Medical Care, Social Science and Medicine, Sociology of Education, and Social Forces. He has received funding for his work from the National Institutes of Health, W.T. Grant Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Dr. Takeuchi received the Legacy Award from the Family Research Consortium for his research and mentoring and the Innovations Award from the National Center on Health and Health Disparities for his research contributions. Prior to coming to Boston College, he was at the University of Washington for thirteen years. He was honored with the University of Washington 2011 Marsha Landolt Distinguished Mentor Award. In 2012, he was elected into the Washington State Academy of Sciences and the Sociological Research Association, an honor society of the nation’s top sociologists. He currently serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Advisory Committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Program.

Read a Q & A with David Takeuchi on the importance of research in the social work field »

Read a Boston Globe op-ed by David Takeuchi on keeping politics out of scientific research »