Lois Takahashi

AREAS OF INTEREST

Availability and Accessibility of Social Services or Social Service Delivery
Evidence-based practice implementation
HIV/AIDS
Homelessness
Intervention development
Los Angeles/Southern California
Neighborhood Effects
Professor of Urban Planning; Professor of Asian American Studies
Urban Planning
Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California; M.S. in Public Management and Policy/Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University; A.B. in Architecture, University of California-Berkeley
310-429-8641
310-206-5566

RESEARCH INTERESTS:Professor Takahashi's research focuses on public and social service delivery to vulnerable populations in the US and in Southeast Asian cities. Her expertise spans several issues, including homelessness and HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, community opposition directed at social services (the NIMBY syndrome) in the US, social capital and health for vulnerable populations, and environmental governance in the US and Southeast Asian cities.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • With her collaborators, John Chin/Hunter College, and Jury Candelario/APAIT, Professor Takahashi is studying the structure of the massage parlor industry in Los Angeles County and New York City (funded by an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health; 2013-2015).
  • With her collaborator, Dexter Voisin/University of Chicago, Professor Takahashi is studying the effects of community violence exposure on adolescent risk behaviors, and parent coping strategies in Chicago (funded by a seed grant from the University of Chicago).

She is a past Director of the University of California Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Multicampus Research Program (UC AAPI Policy MRP, http://aapi-mrp.org/), where she worked with state elected officials and community organizations to develop policy relevant studies that highlight areas of importance for California's AAPI population. Recent reports have focused on educational disparities and victimization/incarceration patterns.

She was recently elected Vice-President/President Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (http://www.acsp.org/).

COURSES TAUGHT: Advanced Planning Theory and History I, II

Lois Takahashi

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First Name: 
Lois
Last Name: 
Takahashi
Position: 
Professor of Urban Planning; Professor of Asian American Studies
Degrees: 
Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California; M.S. in Public Management and Policy/Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University; A.B. in Architecture, University of California-Berkeley
Bio: 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:Professor Takahashi's research focuses on public and social service delivery to vulnerable populations in the US and in Southeast Asian cities. Her expertise spans several issues, including homelessness and HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, community opposition directed at social services (the NIMBY syndrome) in the US, social capital and health for vulnerable populations, and environmental governance in the US and Southeast Asian cities.

CURRENT PROJECTS:

  • With her collaborators, John Chin/Hunter College, and Jury Candelario/APAIT, Professor Takahashi is studying the structure of the massage parlor industry in Los Angeles County and New York City (funded by an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health; 2013-2015).
  • With her collaborator, Dexter Voisin/University of Chicago, Professor Takahashi is studying the effects of community violence exposure on adolescent risk behaviors, and parent coping strategies in Chicago (funded by a seed grant from the University of Chicago).

She is a past Director of the University of California Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Multicampus Research Program (UC AAPI Policy MRP, http://aapi-mrp.org/), where she worked with state elected officials and community organizations to develop policy relevant studies that highlight areas of importance for California's AAPI population. Recent reports have focused on educational disparities and victimization/incarceration patterns.

She was recently elected Vice-President/President Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (http://www.acsp.org/).

COURSES TAUGHT: Advanced Planning Theory and History I, II

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310-429-8641
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