Sadaaki’s primary research has focused on the best practices for people with serious mental illness, emphasizing recovery, shared decision-making, and evidence-based practice development and implementation. Sadaaki has led a variety of research projects targeting professional care providers (evaluations on evidence-based practices), clients (service outcome studies, evaluations on peer-led support), and community stakeholders (community development). Sadaaki also has served as a health research methodologist, providing grant writing support and statistical consultation. Sadaaki’s research approach involves scale development and validation, experimental designs, longitudinal, cross-sectional, participatory action research, and secondary data analysis with quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Area of Interest:

Sadaaki’s current research focuses on designing, implementing, and testing client-centered supervision and shared decision-making methods to improve strengths-based and client-centered practices that promote community integration for people in need.

Teaching Interest:

His teaching interests include program design, grant writing, program evaluation, research methods, and statistics.

Past Affiliations

Research Associate, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas (past)

Research Director, Center for Social Health and Well-being, School of Social Work, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Social Work
MSW, University of Kansas, Social Welfare, 2016
PhD, Osaka City University, Social Work (Gerontology), 2005
MA, Osaka City University, Social Work, 2002
BA, Kwansei Gakuin University, Social Policy, 1999