Congratulations to TIRF doctoral dissertation grant awardee, Kendi Ho!

Her dissertation project title is “Health Communication in Home Care for Elders in Hawai‘i”, and her research interests include language assessment for program development and evaluation, workforce English for adult immigrants, and health communications in elder care.

Kendi Ho (PhD candidate) is one of eleven receipients of this year’s International Research Foundation (TIRF) Doctoral Dissertation Grant.

She has presented at AAAL, TESOL, and Cross Cultural Healthcare Conferences. She is also a Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellow and Ruth Crymes TESOL Academy Fellow.

For a list of awardeees, visit:

Since 2002, The International Research Foundation (TIRF) has supported students completing their doctoral research on topics related to the foundation’s priorities. Each year, applicants who have been advanced to candidacy in legitimate PhD or EdD programs are invited to submit proposals for Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDGs). Proposals are reviewed by a TIRF committee of established international researchers. DDGs are provided in the amount of up to US $5,000 per awardee.