Our Team

The UH Center on Aging is an interdisciplinary team of research scientists, gerontologists, educators, and graduate students who collaborate to deepen our understanding of the aging population and enhance their well-being.

Christy Nishita, Ph.D.

Director & Gerontologist

Email: cnishita@hawaii.edu

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Treena Becker, Ph.D.


Email: tsbecker@hawaii.edu


Kevin Kawamoto, Ph.D.

Gerontological Social Worker

Email: kevinyk@hawaii.edu 

Jinyoung (Jenny) Lee, Ph.D.

Researcher, Public Health Gerontologist

Email: jyl808@hawaii.edu


Leslie Okoji, Ph.D.

Project Coordinator
Email: omural@hawaii.edu


Simi Sidhu, M.P.H.


Email: gsidhu@hawaii.edu 


Tammy Tom, M.A.

Research Statistician

Email: tmytom@hawaii.edu 

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Kendra Bean

Graduate Assistant

Email: beank@hawaii.edu

Hosuk Choi

Hosuk Choi

Graduate Assistant

Email: choihs@hawaii.edu

Caroline Delsaux

Caroline Delsaux

Graduate Assistant

Email: delsauxc@hawaii.edu 

Megan Floyd

Megan Floyd

Graduate Assistant

Email: mfloyd@hawaii.edu 


Whitney Katsutani, M.S.W.

Graduate Assistant

Email: wlkim@hawaii.edu


Sharie Nagatani, M.S.W.

Project Specialist

Email: sharie3@hawaii.edu

Alexa St. Martin

Alexa St Martin

Graduate Assistant

Email: alexastm@hawaii.edu

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Nargis Sultana, MURP, MLISc

Graduate Assistant

Email: nargis@hawaii.edu


Tyran Terada, M.S.W.

Graduate Assistant

Email: tyrant@hawaii.edu

To enhance the well-being of older adults through interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts in research, educational programs, and service to the community


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