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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 recent research projects include examining factors associated with the behavior of sharing advance directives with one’s family and health care providers, developing advance care planning training with a focus on cultural competency for staff in long-term care facilities, and exploring the effects of culturally sensitive companions for institutionalized older adults. Dr. Inoue brings her extensive clinical experience as a social worker and a registered nurse to her understanding of these research areas. She 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