Dr. Yukiko Asada’s research contributes to articulating the concept of health inequity, advancing the measurement of health inequity, and promoting public dialogues on health inequity.
Dr. Asada is a quantitatively trained population health researcher focusing on ethical issues in population health. Her research seeks to make explicit the implicit assumptions underlying quantitative methods used in population health research. Her work is broadly situated within the emerging field of population-level bioethics. Her contributes to establishing sound foundations of fairness in health systems and the health of populations locally, nationally, and globally.
Her interdisciplinary approach is most vividly exemplified in her book, Health Inequality: Morality and Measurement (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Her work has appeared in JAMA, Social Science & Medicine, The Milbank Quarterly, and other key journals. Her work has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Prior to joining the Department of Bioethics, she was Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University in Canada. She obtained a PhD in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- NIH Distinguished Scholars Award, 2023
- The Philip M. Farrell Population Health Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
- New Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 2008-2013
- Clinical Research Scholar Award, Dalhousie University, 2007-2010
- Excellence in Teaching, Dalhousie University, 2006, 2007
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