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David Takeuchi

PhD, University of Hawaii, Honolulu

Dr. David T. Takeuchi is a sociologist and professor at the School of Social Work and the University of Washington’s Department of Sociology. He also serves as the School’s Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar and the associate dean for research. 

Dr. Takeuchi is a sociologist with postdoctoral training in epidemiology and health services research. His research focuses on investigating 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 ethnic communities.

Dr. Takeuchi has substantial administrative background including leadership positions with research centers, academic institutions (UCLA, Indiana University, and University of Washington), nongovernment associations (American Sociological Association, National Asian Women’s Health Organization, Institute of Medicine) and government organization (National Institutes of Health, Surgeon General’s Office, National Center on Health Statistics). 

In addition to his scholarly work, he has worked with a number of national and community organizations. He received the Legacy Award from the Family Research Consortium, Research and Mentoring Award from the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Innovations Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research contributions. Most recently, he was honored with the University of Washington 2011 Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

Professional Interests:

  • Racial, socio-economic, and cultural factors associated with health problems, the initiation of care, and the results of health care

Research Projects: