Dr. Mariko Sakamoto

Dr. Mariko Sakamoto
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Accepting PhD Students

Office: HSD B206


Area of expertise

Aging, Dementia, Gerontological Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Health Care Transitions, Participatory Action Research, Qualitative Methods, Integrated Knowledge Translation

Dr. Mariko Sakamoto joined the UVic School of Nursing as an assistant professor in January 2023. She has been a registered nurse for over 20 years, mostly in the community setting, and is affiliated with Vancouver Coastal Health as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Regional Home Health team. She is the President-elect of the Gerontological Nurses Association of British Columbia, and is the Knowledge Translation and Education Coordinator for the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia. Dr. Sakamoto’s research is focused on how health, wellbeing and quality of life can be enhanced for older people. Her work is also focused on improving health care transitions and community care for older people, especially those living with complex conditions such as dementia. She is interested in community-engaged and Participatory Action Research.

Website: marikosakamoto.com