Eddie Uehara, Professor and Ballmer Endowed Dean in Social Work, was invited to join the 2020 class of Fellows of the Society for Social Work and Research. She was one of 14 individuals nationwide selected for this distinguished honor.
A recognized leader in social work science, service and practice, during her tenure Uehara has expanded the School of Social Work’s network of research and innovation centers while providing opportunities for students at all degree levels to learn from innovative research that supports real change.
Uehara played a pivotal role in developing the collaborative framework for envisioning the Grand Challenges facing social work research and education. Her widely articulated vision of achieving social progress through science has been recognized nationally and internationally, galvanizing students, researchers and scholars to focus on pressing social issues.
A past president of SSWR, her scholarly interests center on understanding the interplay of social structure and the cultural construction of health, illness and healing, and her research has been published in a range of journals of social work and related disciplines.
SSWR Fellows are members who advance, disseminate and translate research that addresses issues of social work practice and policy as well as promote a diverse, equitable and just society. Fellows also serve as role models and mentors for individuals pursuing research careers in social work.