Mieko Yoshihama

Professional Title

Professor of Social Work

Department(s)

Social Work

About

Mieko Yoshihama, Ph.D., MSW, ACSW, is a professor of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Her research and professional activities focus on the prevention of gender-based violence and the promotion of wellbeing of immigrants and other marginalized communities. Adopting a wide range of research methodologies, including art-based and participatory methods, she examines the intersectional influence of gender, race/ethnicity, immigration status, and other social positionalities on the risk and consequences of gender-based violence, while also innovating socioculturally relevant prevention/intervention programs. In examining the social construction of the vulnerability of women in disaster, she works to strengthen policies and program responses. 

Research Interests

activism
community-based research
ethnicity
health
immigration
policy
qualitative research
quantitative research
race
sexual violence
transnational
violence