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Taualii, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous
1960 East West Road, Biomed D103B
Honolulu, HI 96822
primary phone: (808) 956-7231
secondary phone: (808) 591-6653
fax: (808) 956-5818
PhD (Health Services, Public Health Informatics), University
MPH (Social and Behavior Science), University of Washington
Certificate (Public Health Genetics), University of Washington
BA (Anthropology, American Indian Studies), University of
Current Research Grants
2010-2012 Knowledge, Attitudes, & Practices on Bio-Banking
Among Native Hawaiians, Imi Hale, National Cancer Institute
2010-2011 Native Hawaiian Epidemiology Center,
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders Health Data Project,
Papa Ola Lokahi, Office of Minority Health (M. Taualii)
673: Health Ethics, Law and Politics
792S: Current Issues & Topics in Public Health: Social
and Behavioral Health Sciences (Native Hawaiian Health)
Dr. Taualii’s primary interests are in the areas of
Indigenous Health, Public Health Informatics, and Public Health
Genetics. Her work focuses on strategies and methods to liberate
and analyze small data sets and the utilization of public
health data to inform policy decisions. Dr. Taualii is the
Director of the Native Hawaiian Epidemiology Center, housed
at Papa Ola Lokahi. Papa Ola Lokahi was established in 1987
by the Native Hawaiian community to improve the health status
and wellbeing of Native Hawaiians. The Native Hawaiian Epidemiology
Center serves the mission of Papa Ola Lokahi by providing
biostatistic and epidemiological support to the Native Hawaiian
Health Care Systems and the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific
Islander community. Her center also provides program evaluation
and quality improvement support to the Native Hawaiian and
Other Pacific Islander community and their public service
organizations. Prior work includes the development of the
Urban Indian Health Institute, a Tribal epidemiology center
house within the Seattle Indian Health Board.
Huffman, S., Brucker, R., Redd, J., Taualii, M.,
Town, C., Tetrick, C., Erickson, M., Forquera, R. (in press).
Integrating Viral Hepatitis Screening and Prevention Services
into an Urban Chemical Dependency Treatment Facility for American
Indians and Alaska Natives.
Hoopes, M., Taualii, M., Weiser,
T., Brucker, R., Becker, T. (in press). Including Self-Reported
Race to Improve Cancer Surveillance Data for American Indians
and Alaska Natives in Washington State.
Taualii, M., Bush, N., Bowen,
D. & Forquera, R. (in press). Adaptation of a Smoking
Cessation and Prevention Website for Urban American Indian/Alaska
Native Youth. Journal of Cancer Education. Project Title:
Web-based Smoking Intervention for Urban Indian Youth. Region:
Rutman, S, Park, A, Castor, M, Taualii,
M, Forquera, R. Urban American Indian and Alaska
Native Youth: Youth Risk Behavior Survey 1997–2003.
Maternal and Child Health J. Vol. 12, Num. 3 / May,
Taualii, MM. Self-Rated Health
Status Comparing Pacific Islanders to Asians. J Health
Disparities Research and Practice. 2007 Vol 1 (2): 107-116
Sequist TD, Cullen T, Hays H, Taualii
MM, Simon SR, Bates DW. Implementation and use of
an electronic health record within the Indian Health Service.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2007 Mar-Apr;14(2):191-7.
Epub 2007 Jan 9.
Taualii MM, Forquera, RA.
Urban Indian Community Responds to a Health Information Crisis.
Northwest Public Health. University of Washington. Spring/Summer
Castor ML, Smyser MS, Taualii MM,
Park AN, Lawson SA, Forquera RA. A Nationwide Population-Based
Study Identifying Health Disparities Between American Indians/Alaska
Natives and the General Populations Living in Select Urban
Counties. Am J Public Health. 2006 Mar 29.