Uehara

Edwina S. Uehara, PhD '87

2007 Recipient of the Edith Abbott Award

Past Award Winners

Edwina S. Uehara, Ph.D. '87, was named the Edith Abbott Award recipient at a celebration held during SSA's Alumni Weekend on June 2, 2007. The Abbott Award is given to an SSA graduate who has demonstrated extraordinary career success and consistent, long-term, high level achievement. 

Uehara currently serves as dean of the University of Washington's School of Social Work. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Washington, she completed a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship in mental health services at the University of Chicago. Her active research agenda looks at the effects of violence both in urban environments and on immigrants who experienced violence in Southeast Asia. In addition, she is interested in social networks, social support systems, and the financing and organization of health services, particularly as they affect economically disadvantaged ethnic minority populations.

Silvia Acosta

Silvia L. Acosta, AM '14

“I chose SSA because of its reputation as one of the top programs in the nation. I was attracted to the idea of being intellectually challenged by renowned faculty and classmates in discussionbased lectures. Additionally, I saw that the comprehensive curriculum offered a balanced approach, encompassing both macro and micro training in social work.”