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In Quiet Desperation: Men's Mental Health and the Role of Social Work

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521
RSVP to by 9/22
1.5 CEUs
Lunch Provided

Since 2011, Dr. Kevin Shafer has been an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2009. He has three research foci: (1) father involvement and its effects on men, women, and children; (2) gender differences in mental health and help-seeking; and (3) the influence of stepfather-child and father-child relationships on the stepchild’s well-being. Dr. Shafer conducts this research in both the United States and Brazil. He is the principal investigator of the Survey of Contemporary Fatherhood and the BYU Men's Studies Research Lab, a multidisciplinary research group addressing men's health, well-being, and fathering.

PhD Information Session Webinar

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Boston College School of Social Work invites you to participate in an interactive PhD Information Session Webinar to learn about our PhD programs and ask questions. The program director and current Boston College PhD students will give an overview about the program. If you are interested in participating, please register for the 2015 Webinar »


David Takeuchi to Join Boston College Social Work as Associate Dean for Research

David Takeuchi
David Takeuchi

MAY 16, 2013

Dr. David T. Takeuchi will join Boston College Graduate School of Social Work this Fall 2013 as Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Dorothy Book Scholar.

Takeuchi is currently Professor at the School of Social Work and the Department of Sociology and the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Between 2006 and 2012 he served as Associate Dean for Research at UW's School of Social Work. During his tenure as Associate Dean, his School moved its U.S. News & World Report ranking up to #3 and secured more public funding than any other school of social work in the U.S. Takeuchi received his BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology from the University of Hawai'i. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.

Takeuchi's main research focus has been on how race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status are associated with health, access to care, treatment, quality of care, and outcomes. He was a key architect of the National Latino and Asian American Study, one of the most comprehensive studies of Latinos and Asian Americans ever conducted. Takeuchi served as principal investigator of major grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations, and he is currently co-investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute funded by the National Institute of Health and Health Disparities. His work has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Among Takeuchi's honors and awards are the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award from the University of Washington, the Health Disparities Innovation Award from NIH, and the National Leadership Award for Contributions to Research and Mentoring in the Area of Health and Mental Health from the National Center for the Study of Asian American Health.

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