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Megumi Inoue, PhD

Department of Social Work

Megumi Inoue

Dr. Inoue is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work. Her research focuses on health and aging, and she is particularly interested in end-of-life issues and patients' autonomy in health care settings. Her most recent study investigated the role of surrogate decision makers' involvement in their partners' end-of-life care planning by examining whether such involvement helps them to make accurate substituted judgments for their partners. Prior to coming to GMU, she worked as a social worker at a Japanese social service agency in Boston for three years while she was earning her doctoral degree. She also has twelve year practice experience as a nurse in Japan. Dr. Inoue received her Ph.D. from Boston College (Graduate School of Social Work), MSW from Washington University in St. Louis (Brown School of Social Work), BSW from Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare in Japan (Department of Medical Social Welfare), and ADN from Kyushu University in Japan (College of Medical Technology Department of Nursing). 


  • PhD, Boston College
  • MSW, Washington University, St. Louis
  • BSW, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Japan
  • ADN, Kyushu University, College of Medical Technology, Japan