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.