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Professor, Social & Behavioral Health Sciences
1960 East West Road, Biomed D203
Honolulu, HI 96822
phone: (808) 956-5768
fax: (808) 956-9582
DrPH (Health Services Evaluation), University of Hawai‘i
MPH, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
BS, University of Michigan
Regents' Medal for Excellence in Teaching, 1998
Dr. Kathryn L. Braun is Professor and Chair
of the DrPH Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences.
She has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work,
where she serves as Co-Investigator of the National Resource
Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. She is affiliated with
the UH Center on Aging, through which she serves as evaluator
for the Hawai‘i Healthy Aging Partnership, dedicated
to building capacity to deliver evidence-based health promotion
programs for older adults. She also is Research Director of
‘Imi Hale -- Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, which is
funded through a grant to Papa Ola Lo¯kahi (a Native
Hawaiian Health organization) from the National Cancer Institute
(NCI). In this role, she mentors Native Hawaiians who want
to expand their skills in research, grant writing, and publishing.
Dr. Braun’s primary teaching responsibilities
are in the doctoral program, teaching seminars on health disparities
and evidence-based public health. She is known for her work
in community-based participatory research in cancer and gerontology,
and she has published more than 125 peer-reviewed journal
articles on these topics. She is a fellow in the Gerontological
Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in
Higher Education. She also consults as a trainer and program
evaluator in Hawai‘i.
Dr. Braun is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer,
having served in the Philippines (Bontoc) in the 1970s. In
2008, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Busan, Korea. She is
the 2009-2011 President of the Active Aging Consortium Asia
Pacific, an international network of gerontologists in Japan,
Korea, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Singapore, and other countries
in the Asia-Pacific region. She likes to travel and has visited
all 7 continents and more than 110 countries.
Braun K, Goebert D. The Euro-Americans. In
N. Andrade & J. McDermott (Eds). People and cultures
of the Pacific: A psychocultural profile, 3rd edition.
Honolulu: The University of Hawai‘i Press, in press
Han D, Braun K. Promoting
active aging through technology training in Korea. In Soar
(Ed). Intelligent technologies for the aged: The grey
digital divide. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, in press.
Leslie J, Hughes C, Braun K.
Designing healthy worksites to improve Native Hawaiian health.
Progress in Community Health Partnerships. in press.
Fernandes R, Braun K, Ozawa J, Compton M, Somogyi-Zalud E.
Home-based palliative care services for underserved populations.
Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010 doi:10.1089/jpm.2009.0216.
Tsark J, Braun K. Eyes on
the Pacific: Cancer issues of Native Hawaiians and Pacific
Islanders in Hawai‘i and the US-affiliated Pacific.
Journal of Cancer Education. 2009, 24 (2 Suppl):S68-S69.
Aitaoto N, Tsark J, Braun K.
Pacific Diabetes Today coalitions 10 years later: Factors
for success and sustainability. Preventing Chronic Disease
Park CB, Braun K, Horiuchi
B, Tottori C, Onaka A. Longevity disparities in multiethnic
Hawai‘i: An analysis of 2000 life tables. Public
Health Reports 2009;124(4):579-584.
Browne C, Mokuau N, Braun K.
Resiliency and adversity in the lives of Native Hawaiian elders.
Social Work 2009;54:253-261.
Braun K, Tsark J. Community-based
research should be based in the community (editorial). Progress
in Community Health Partnerships 2008; 2:271-273.
Santos LA, Braun K, Aea K,
Shearer, L. Institutionalizing a comprehensive tobacco-cessation
protocol in an indigenous health system: Lessons learned.
Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2008; 2:279-289.
Braun K, Allison A, Tsark
J. Using community-based research methods to design cancer
patient navigation training. Progress in Community Health
Partnerships 2008; 4:329-340.
Kulukulualani M, Braun K,
Tsark J. Using a four-step protocol to develop and test culturally
targeted cancer education brochures. Health Promotion
Practice. 2008; 9:344-355.
Braun K, Tsark J. Community-based
IRBs: What researchers should know. Nurse Author &
Editor. 2008; 18(2). http://www.nurseauthoreditor.com/article.asp?id=103
Kaholokula J, Braun K, Santos
J, Chang H. Culturally informed smoking cessation strategies
for Native Hawaiians in rural communities. Nicotine &
Tobacco Research. 2008;10:671-681.
Browne C, Braun K. Globalization,
gender migration, and the long-term care work force. Gerontologist.
Mokuau N, Braun K, Wong L,
Higuchi P, Gotay C. Development of a family intervention for
Native Hawaiian women with cancer: A pilot study. Social
Mokuau N, Braun K. Family
support for Native Hawaiian women with breast cancer. Journal
of Cancer Education.2007;22:191-196.
Boyd J, Braun K. Supports
for and barriers to healthy living for Native Hawaiian young
adults enrolled in community colleges. Preventing Chronic
Disease 2007; 4(4). http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2007/oct/07_0012.htm.
Chen TH, Buenconsejo-Lum L, Braun K,
Higa C, Maskarinec G. A pilot evaluation of distance education
modalities for health workers in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific
Islands. Pacific Health Dialog 2007; 14(1):22-30.
Aitaoto N, Braun K, Dang K,
Soa T. Cultural considerations in developing church-based
programs to reduce cancer health disparities among Samoans.
Ethnicity and Health 2007; 12:381-400.
Browne C, Braun K, Arnsberger
P. Filipinas as residential long-term care providers: The
role of culture, gender, and immigrant status. Journal
of Gerontological Social Work. 2007;48: 439-457.
Tsark J, CCPI, Braun K. Reducing
cancer health disparities in the US-associated Pacific. Journal
of Public Health Management and Practice 2007; 13:49-58.
Braun K, Tsark J, Santos L,
Aitaoto N, Chong C. Building Native Hawaiian capacity in cancer
research and programming: The Legacy of ‘Imi Hale. Cancer.
2006;107 (8 Suppl): 2082-2090.
Braun K, Karel H, Zir A. Family
response to end-of-life education: Differences by ethnicity
and stage of caregiving. American Journal of Hospice and
Palliative Medicine 2006;23:269-276.
Gellert K, Braun K, Starkey
V, Morris W. The ‘Ohana (Family) Day Project—A
community approach to increase cancer screening. Preventing
Chronic Disease 2006 http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/jul/pdf/05_0188.pdf
Kaholokula JK, Braun K, Kana‘iaupuni
S, Grandinetti A, Chang H. Ethnic-by-gender differences in
cigarette smoking among Asian and Pacific Islanders. Nicotine
& Tobacco Research 2006;8:275-286.
Braun K, Zir A. Using an interactive
approach to teach nursing home workers about end-of-life care.
Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 2005;
Braun K, Fong M, Gotay C,
Chong C, Pagano I. Ethnicity and breast cancer in Hawai‘i:
Increased survival, but continued disparity. Ethnicity
Braun K, Fong M, Ka‘ano‘i
M, Kamaka M, & Gotay C. Testing a culturally appropriate,
theory-based intervention to increase colorectal cancer screening
among Native Hawaiians. Preventive Medicine. 2005;40:619-627.
Braun K, Zir A, Crocker J,
Seely M. Kokua Mau: A statewide effort to improve end-of-life
care. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2005;8:313-324.
Also abstracted in Hall, Perkova, Higginson (eds), Palliative
Care for Older People: Better Practice. (Box 5.1). Copenhagen,
Denmark: World Health Organization, 2010.