Sadaaki Fukui, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

ES 4123
902 West New York Street
(317) 278-1767
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Sadaaki has been an Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Social Work and an Associate Researcher at the ACT Center of Indiana since 2017. He is also an Affiliated Research Scientist at Regenstrief Institute. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Research at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation (CMHRI). CMHRI led the state in design, testing, and evaluation of new mental health practice technologies that improve the lives of persons diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Sadaaki also served as a Co-director of Program Evaluation at the Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis where he provided grant writing assistance, program evaluation, and statistical consultation. Sadaaki received his Ph.D in social work (gerontology) from Osaka City University in 2005, and completed his postdoctoral training in social work (mental health) and quantitative psychology in the University of Kansas. 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.

Publications / Presentations

Selected Publications

NCBI link

Fukui, S., Salyers,M.P., Morse, G., &Rollins, A. (in press). Factors that affect quality of care among mental health providers: Focusing on job stress and resources. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Fukui, S. &Salyers, M. (in press). Does the Recovery Assessment Scale measure the same recovery construct across time? Psychiatric Services.

Fukui, S., Rollins, A., Salyers, M. (2019). Characteristics and job stressors associated with turnover and turnover intention among community mental health providers. Psychiatric Services.

Fukui, S., Wu. W., Salyers, M. (2019). Impact of supervisory support on turnover intention: The mediating role of burnout and job satisfaction in a longitudinal study. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research.

Fukui, S., Wu, W., & Salyers, M. (2019). Mediational paths from supervisor support to turnover intention and actual turnover among mental health providers. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

Fukui. S., Salyers, M., Rapp, C., Goscha, R., Young, L., & Mabry, A. (2016). Supporting shared decision-making beyond consumer-prescriber interactions: Initial development of the CommonGround fidelity scale. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation,19(3),252-267.

Fukui, S., Matthias, M., & Salyers, M. (2014). Core domains of shared decision-making during psychiatric visits: Scientific and preference-based discussions. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42(1), 40-46.

Fukui, S., Rapp, C., Goscha, R., Marty, D. & Ezell, M. (2013). The perceptions of supervisory support scale. Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services Research, 41(3), 353-359.

Fukui, S., Goscha, R., Rapp, C., Mabry, A., Liddy, P., & Marty, D. (2012). Strengths Model Case Management Fidelity Scores and Client Outcomes. Psychiatric Services, 63, 708-710.

Fukui, S., Shimizu, Y., & Rapp, C. (2012). A cross-cultural study of recovery for people with psychiatric disabilities between U.S. and Japan. Community Mental Health Journal, 48, 804-812.

Fukui, S., Starnino, V., Mariscal, S., Davidson, L., Cook, K., Rapp, C. & Gowdy, E. (2011). Effect of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) participation on psychiatric symptoms, sense of hope and recovery. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34(3), 214-222.

Fukui, S., Davidson, L., Holter, M. & Rapp, C. (2010). Pathways to Recovery (PTR): Impact of peer-led group participation on mental health recovery outcomes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 34, 42-48.

Fukui, S., Okada, S., Nishimoto, S., & Nelson-Becker, H. (2011). The repeated appeal to return home in older adults with dementia: Developing a model for practice. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology,26, 39-54.