Jeanette C. Takamura

Professor of Social Work & Dean Emerita at Columbia University - School of Social Work

Jeanette C. Takamura

Jeanette C. Takamura

Professor of Social Work & Dean Emerita at Columbia University - School of Social Work


Jeanette Takamura is Dean of the Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Takamura is the first female Dean at the nation's oldest school of social work. She has served in senior positions in the state government of Hawaii and from 1997 to 2001 was Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to serving in government, she held faculty and administrative appointments in higher education. She has received numerous awards, among them the Lucy Stone Award from the White House for her advocacy and the enactment of the National Family Caregiver Support Program, which provides support to older women, many of whom are family caregivers. She has been a member of national and international boards and working groups. Dr. Takamura earned a B.A. degree in Political Science and Sociology and a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Hawaii and her Ph.D. in Social Policy from Brandeis University.

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United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Co-Director, Social Intervention Group at Columbia University - School of Social Work

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Former Social Work Instructor at Columbia University - School of Social Work

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Director of Social Services, National at The Actors Fund of America

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Chief Executive Officer at Urban Pathways, Inc.

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Assistant Professor at Columbia University - School of Social Work

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Co-Founder at Fostering Change for Children

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Former Head, Organization Practice at McKinsey & Co., Inc.

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Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Executive Vice President at Pfizer, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Webb & Brooker

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Former Head-Human Resources at Bloomberg LP

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Jeanette C. Takamura
Professor of Social Work & Dean Emerita at Columbia University - School of Social Work
Master's of Social Work

University of Hawai'i at Hilo engages in the provision of services relating to higher education. It offers bachelor’s degrees, minors, master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, certificate programs, graduate certificate programs, and distance learning. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Hilo, HI.

PhD in Social Policy

Brandeis University is an American private research university with a liberal arts focus. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles (14 km) west of Boston. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 undergraduate and 2,200 graduate students.[4] It was tied for 32nd among national universities in the United States in U.S. News & World Report 's 2014 rankings. Forbes listed Brandeis University as number 51 among all national universities and liberal arts colleges combined in 2013. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian Jewish community-sponsored coeducational institution on the site of the former Middlesex University. The university is named for Louis Brandeis (1856–1941), the first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.


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Career History
Professor of Social Work & Dean Emerita

Columbia University School of Social Work is a professional program within Columbia University. With an enrollment of over 900, it is one of the largest social work programs in the United States. It is also the nation’s oldest, with roots extending back to 1898, when the New York Charity Organization Society’s first summer course was announced in The New York Times. The combination of its age and size has led to the School becoming a repository for much of the reference literature in the social work field.

Assistant Secretary for Aging
1997 - 2001

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America". Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).

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The Organization's mission is to improve the lives of underserved Asian Americans through leadership and advocacy. The Organization advances this mission through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and organizational development.

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William J. Clinton Foundation works to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protects the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and private citizens. The foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity & economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

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Advisor at SparkLabs Ventures


Former President of United States


Former President of United States

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