Hide Yamatani Professor



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Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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Biography

Hide Yamatani earned his PhD, MSW, and MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Yamatani is a professor and the chair of the School’s Promotion and Tenure Committee, the coordinator of the MSW/MBA Joint Degree Program, and the chair of the Center on Race and Social Problem’s Community and Evaluation Research. His record of School and University-wide administrative responsibilities include former director of strategic planning and quality assurance, associate dean for research, director of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Program in Policy and Evaluation, and advisory member of the University’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). His research specialization includes assessments of community issues and problems, organizational development, and program evaluation.  His recognition awards for distinction in program evaluation includes "Hide's Court" – a playground dedicated to children of addicted mothers in his name (Hill District Community Collaborative, 1998); and along with members of the Heinz Endowment, Highmark Health, and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Yamatani has been presented with the “Community Builders’ Award” for his distinguished evaluation practice (Community Empowerment Association, Inc., 2014).

Research Grant Projects 

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). Evaluation of Allegheny County Jail Collaborative: Cost Benefit Analysis and Assessment of Recidivism by Race. Funded by Allegheny County Department of Human Services and the Human Service Integration Fund.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator).. Child Welfare Worker Caseload Assessment Study. Funded by Allegheny County Department of Human Services - Children, Youth, and Families.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). Evaluation of the HOPE VI Oak Hill Community Revitalization Program. Funded by US Department of Housing.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). Evaluation of Collaboration Based Drug and Alcohol Programs for Addicted Mothers with Young Children (Hill District, Homewood/Brushton and McKees Port Community Collaborative). Funded by United Way of Allegheny County.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). Organizational Performance Optimization and Evaluation: Funded by Professional Family Care Services, Inc.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). Evaluation of Faith Factor in Effective Models of Multi-Sector Collaboration: Funded by Pew Foundation.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). The Garfield Employment and Community Assessment Study. Funded by Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development.

Yamatani, H. (Principal Investigator). Monongahela River Communities Household Assessment: Economic Impact of Steel Mill Shutdown. Funded by Pittsburgh Foundation.

Selected Publications

Yamatani, H. (2017). Racially Destructive Effects of Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970: A Review Summary. Journal of Drug Abuse. 3(3), 1-3.

Yamatani, H. (2017). Suggestions for Evaluation of Programs Designed To Reduce Recidivism Among Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth. Journal of Forensic Sciences & Criminal Investigation. 2(2), 1- 5.

Byrdsong, T.R. & Yamatani, H. (2017). Historical Overview of Black Suffering in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Depth of Contemporary Social Work Challenges. International Journal of Social Work. 4(2), 15-25.

Yamatani, H., & Feit, M. (2016). The Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970: Retrospective Assessments of Disparate Treatment and Consequential Impact. Journal of Social Work in Public Health. 32(4), 290-300.

Yamatani, H., Teixeira, S. & McDonough, K (2015). Employing People with Disabilities: A Preliminary Assessment of Start-up Initiative. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 25(8), 830-842.

Yamatani, H., Teixeira, S. & McDonough, K (2015). Employing People with Disabilities: A Preliminary Assessment of Start-up Initiative. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2015.1028261

Byrdsong, T.R., Devan, A. & Yamatani, H. (2015). Suggested Paradigm For Violence Reduction: A Community- based Public Health Approach. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15433714.2014.997090

Spjeldnes, S., Yamatani, H., & McGowa, M. (2015). Child Support Conviction and Recidivism: A Statistical Interaction Pattern by Race. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work.12(6). 628-636.

Spjeldnes, S. Jung, H. & Yamatani, H. (2014). Gender Differences in Jail Populations: Factors to Consider in Reentry Strategies. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 53 (2).

Feit, M., & Yamatani, H. (2014- in press book chapter). Drug Abuse Trend: A Profile of Current Abusers. Yamatani, H., Mann, A., & Feit, M. (2013) “Avoiding Type III, IV, and V Errors through Collaborative Research. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 10(4).

Yamatani, H. Feit, M. & Mann (2013). Avoiding Type III, IV, and V Errors through Collaborative research. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 10: 358-364.

Yamatani, H. Feit, M. & Mann (2013). Contemporary Social Policy Analysis Methods: An Incorporation of Ethical Principals and Implementation Processes. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 23(7).

Mann, A., Spjeldnes, S., & Yamatani, H. (2013). Male County Jail Inmates: A Profile and Self-Reported Human Service Needs by Race. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work. 10(4).

Byrdsong, T.R. Mitchell, A.B. & Yamatani, H. (2013). Afrocentric Intervention Paradigm: AnOverview of Successful Application by a Grassroots Organization. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. 23(8).

Yamatani, H. (2012). The Program For Offenders: Comprehensive Evaluation and Cost/Benefit Analysis of a Community Corrections Facility. (See National Institute of Corrections, US Department of Justice: http://nicic.gov/Library/026637).

Spjeldnes, S., Jung, H., Maguire, L. & Yamatani, H. (2012). Positive Family Social Support: Counteracting Negative Effects of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse to Reduce Jail Exinmate Recidivism Rates, Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22(2).

Yamatani, H. & Solveig, S. (2011). Rescuing US Criminal Justice System: An Efficacy of Collaborative Social Service System. Social Work 56 (1).

Jung, H. Spjeldnes, S. & Yamatani, H. (2010). Recidivism and Survival Time: Racial Disparity Among Jail Inmates. Social Work Research. 20(4).

Yamatani, H., Engel, R. & Spjeldnes, S. (2009). Child Welfare Worker Caseload: What’s Just Right? Social Work, 54 (4).

Yamatani, H. (2008). Overview Report of Allegheny County Jail Collaborative Evaluation Findings. Center on Race and Social Problems School of Social Work University of Pittsburgh. (See National Institute of Corrections, US Department of Justice: http://nicic.gov/Library/022993).

Yamatani, H. (2006). Unveiling Patterns of Salary Inequity: Suggested Measurement Strategy for Health Care Organizations. Journal of Health & Social Policy. 21(4), 95-108.