||NIH welcomes Dr. David Takeuchi, Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, as the featured speaker for the May 2011 NIH Health Disparities Seminar Series, in commemoration of Asian American Heritage month.
In his presentation, Dr. Takeuchi will reflect on the past, in describing how historians, social scientists, and community activists brought forth narratives of the struggles, the successes, and the disappointments of Asian Americans over the past 100 years. He will also discuss the effects of these narratives and their influence in shaping current approaches to health issues in Asian Americans by researchers, policymakers and community leaders. In addition, his presentation will focus on future research themes that provide opportunities and challenges for the next generation of scientists who study health in Asian American communities.
David T. Takeuchi, Ph.D., 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.