Emiko joined POC as executive director in August 2018 and continues her commitment to prevention and intervention efforts that improve child and family well-being, especially for marginalized groups. Attuned to the importance of evidence-based, data-driven, responsive, and culturally relevant services for the achievement of positive outcomes, Emiko is committed to strengthening social service systems and policy responses. Her scholarship has centered on intimate partner violence, child welfare, and measurement issues in family violence research.
Emiko joined the UW School of Social Work (SSW) as faculty in 1999. Her interdisciplinary education includes a BA in sociology, MS in criminology, and PhD in social work, as well as direct service experience with victims of family violence.
In addition to her faculty role at the SSW, Emiko served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and as MSW Program Director.