Megumi Inoue, PhD, MSW, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University. Her research focuses on health and aging, and she is particularly interested in advance care planning and patients' autonomy in health care settings. She also studies well-being of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Dr. Inoue brings her extensive clinical experience as a social worker and a registered nurse to her understanding of research on end-of-life issues.