Associate Dean for Research
Dorothy Book Scholar; Co-Director, RISE3
David T. Takeuchi, PhD, is Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and the inaugural Dorothy Book Scholar at Boston College School of Social Work. He is a Co-Founding Director with Tiziana Dearing and Ruth McRoy of the Research and Innovations in Social, Economic, and Environmental Equity (RISE) at Boston College. 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. He is an elected member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences; the Sociological Research Association, an honor society of the nation’s top sociologists and the American Association of Social Work and Social Welfare. In August of 2015, he received the American Sociological Association's Lenard I. Pearlin Award for Distingusihed Contributions to the Sociology of Mental Health. He is currently Secretary-elect (2015-2016) and Secretary (2016-2019) of the American Sociological Association.
Kravitz-Wirtz, N. & Takeuchi, D. (2018). Immigrants and smoking behavior: Reviewing the intersections of nativity, gender, and SES, and ethnicity. Special Monograph on current research on smoking for the National Cancer Institute.
Choi Y, Kim TY, Noh S, Lee J, Takeuchi D. (2017). Culture and family process: Measure of familism for Filipino and Korean Parents. Family Processes. Oct 15. doi: 10.1111/famp.12322. PMID: 29034460
Sass V, Kravitz-Wirtz N, Karceski SM, Hajat A, Crowder K, Takeuchi D. (2017). The effects of air pollution on individual psychological distress. Health and Place. 48:72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.09.006. PMID:28987650
Lee M, Takeuchi D, Gellis Z, Kendall P, Zhu L, Zhao S, Ma GX. (2017). The impact of perceived need and relational factors on mental health service use among generations of Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health. 42(4):688-700. doi: 10.1007/s10900-016-0305-4. PMID: 27999991
Gong, F., Xu, J. & Takeuchi, D. T.(2017). Racial and Ethnic Differences in Perceptions of Everyday Discrimination. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 3(4): 506-521. Doi.org/10.1177/2332649216681587
Takeuchi, D. (2106). Vintage wine in new bottles: Infusing select ideas into the study of immigration, immigrants and mental health. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 57(4):423-435. PMID: 27803266
Takeuchi, D., Park, L., Thomas, Y. & Teixeira, S. (2016). Introduction to the special issue of race and environmental equity. DuBois Review, 13(2):215-219.
2014-2019 Co-Investigator, Demographic Vulnerability, Air Pollution, and Racial Disparities, NICHD, $2.1 million
2013-2019 Co-Investigator, Culture, Family Process, and Developmental Outcomes in Asian American Youth, NICHD, $1.5 million.
2012-2013 Co-Investigator, Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, National Institute of Health and Health Disparities, $5M
2011-2015 Co-Principal Investigator, Networks, Organizational Culture and the Use of Research Evidence, WT Grant Foundation, $750K
2007-2009 Co-Principal Investigator, Context and Depression Care, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $600K.
2006-2009 Co-Principal Investigator, NLAAS II, National Institute of Mental Health, $1.5M.
2005-2008 Principal Investigator, Race, Education and Health, National Institute of Child Health Development, $250K.
2000-2007 Principal Investigator, National Latino and Asian American Study (two site study with Margarita Alegría as Principal Investigator in Puerto Rico), National Institute of Mental Health, Direct cost=$5.8M/$10M total for two sites.
2015 Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociology of Mental Health, American Sociological Association, Section of the Sociology of Mental Health
2015-2019 Secretary, American Sociology Association; Secretary-Elect (2015-2016)
2013 Elected member, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare
2012 Elected member, Washington State Academy of Science
2012 Elected member, Sociological Research Association
2012 Alpha Kappa Delta Distinguished Lecture, American Sociological Association
2011 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award, University of Washington
Select National Committees:
2017-2020 Scientific Advisory Board, National Health, Aging and Sexuality Study
2018-2022 Advisory Board, Immigrant Rights Study
2017-2018 Advisory Board, California Health Interview Survey, Redesign
2017- Federal Statistics Working Group
2015-2019 Secretary-Elect and Secretary, American Sociological Association
2015-2019 Program Committee, American Sociological Association Conference (Seattle, Montreal, Philadelphia, New York)
Select University Committees:
2015-2017 Promotion and Tenure Committee, School of Social Work, Boston College
2015-2016 Search Committee, Dean, School of Social Work, Boston College
2014-2017 Faculty Search Committee, School of Social Work, Boston College
2014-2015 Search Committee, Associate Dean for Research, Lynch School of Education, Boston College
2013- Research Council, Boston College