Center on Aging Staff

Christy Nishita, Ph.D.

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Interim Director at the University of Hawaiʻi Center on Aging, and Researcher at the University of Hawaiʻi Center on Disability Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Gerontology at the University of Southern California. She is a Board Member for the Hawaiʻi Pacific Gerontological Society. She is interested in the delivery and effectiveness of long-term care services, aging in place, health promotion, and disease prevention.

 

Kathryn L. Braun, DrPH

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Co-Chair of the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowment and Director Emeritus of the University of Hawaiʻi Center on Aging and Professor of Public Health. Her research focuses on Asian and Pacific Island aging, with publications exploring ethnic differences in life expectancy and mortality as well as cultural variations in disease perceptions and health practices. She is author of the faculty and study guides associated with the telecourse, Growing Old in a New Age, and co-editor of the books, Cultural Issues in End-of-Life Decision Making and Teaching Students Geriatric Research. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and received a Board of Regent’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Hawaiʻi in 1998.

 

Noreen Mokuau, DSW

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Dean of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work and Co-Chair for the Barbara Cox Anthony
Endowment

 

Colette V. Browne, DrPH, MSW

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Director Emeritus of the University of Hawaiʻi Center on Aging. Professor and Chair of the Gerontology Program at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaiʻi in Honolulu. She holds a doctorate in Public Health from the John Burns A. School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi. Dr. Browne is the author of more than 70 publications in gerontology, ethnogerontology, critical theory in aging, long-term care workforce issues, and feminist theory. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and received a Board of Regent’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the University of Hawaiʻi in 1996.

 

Zeyana Saad-Jube, Ph.D.

Institutional Support of University of Hawaiʻi Center on Aging.She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and currently pursuing an MPH in Health Policy and Management at UH School of Public Health.