Teaching: social impact of science and technology; race and multiculturalism
Research Interests: social context of health, specifically the inherited blood disorders sickle cell disease and thalassemia; the environmental relationship to health outcomes (asthma); the impact race has on the clinical relationship; and the new information technologies impact on applied qualitative methodologies delivery of health care services for genetic disease, implications of new information technologies, science education and science policy
Pakbaz Z., Treadwell M., Kim H.Y., Trachtenberg F., Parmar N., Kwiatkowski J.L., Cunningham M.J., Martin M., Sweeters N., Neufeld E.J., Giardina P.J., Olivieri N., Yamashita R.C., Vichinsky E.. 2010. Education and Employment Status of Children and Adults with Thalassemia in North America, Pediatric Blood and Cancer (June 9, PMID: 20535817).
Trachtenberg, F., Foote D., Martin M., Carson S., Coates T., Beams O., Vega O., Merelles-Pulcini M., Giardina P.J., Kleinert D.A., Kwiatkowski J., Thompson A.A., Neufeld E.J, Schilling L., Thayalasuthan V., Pakbaz Z., Yamashita R.C. 2010. "Pain as an Emergent Issue in Thalassemia," American Journal of Hematology, 85(5): 367-71.
Choy, J., D Foote, J. Bojanowski, R. Yamashita, and E. Vichinsky. 2000. Outreach strategies for Southeast Asian communities: experience, practice, and suggestions for approaching Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee communities to provide Thalassemia education and trait testing. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 22 (6).
Yamashita, R. 1999. Outlining social and economic cost center models for the distribution of digital and analog images. Visual Resources, 14: 375-397.
Yamashita, R. 1997. Bringing Disease Back In: Prvisional Models and Implications for Future Research. Research in The Sociology of Health Care, 14.
Yamashita, R., H. Besser, Troy Duster, Thomas Piazza and Michael Hout. 1997. The Quality of the Quantity: Information Technology and the Evaluation of Data. Bulletin Methodologie Sociologique (Paris), 54.
Yamashita, R. and P. Park. 1985. The Politics of Race: The Open Door and the Case of the Japanese in America. Review of Radical Political Economy, 17(3).