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Kathryn Braun, DrPH, MPH
Professor

Tel: 808.956.5768
E-mail: kbraun@hawaii.edu
Website: www.hawaii.edu/aging/


Education

School of Public Health, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu DrPH, Health Services Research

School of Public Health, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu MPH, Health Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor BS, Geological Sciences

Research Interests

  • Asian and Pacific Islander aging
  • End-of-life decision making
  • Minority health
  • Community-based research and evaluation

CV

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EDUCATION

School of Public Health, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu DrPH 1987 Health Services Evaluation
School of Public Health, University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu MPH 1980 Health Education
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor BS 1975 Geological Sciences

PROFESSIONALWORK EXPERIENCE

1993- University of Hawai‘i, Honolulu

Public Health

14- Director, Office of Public Health Studies
08- Chair, DrPH Program
00- Professor, Office of Public Health Studies and School of Social Work
95-99 Associate Professor, School of Public Health (with tenure)
93-95 Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

Social Work

15- Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Co-Chair for Aging (shared with Noreen Mokuau)
02- Professor, School of Social Work (joint appointment with Public Health)

Center on Aging

95-09 Director
93-95 Research Affiliate
88-92 Consultant on Growing Old in a New Age telecourse

1993- Visiting Faculty/Speaker

16 Visiting Speaker, Chung-An University and Catholic University, Seoul, Korea
16 Visiting Speaker, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University
16 Visiting Faculty, Nanchang University
15 Visiting Speaker, Nanchang University
14 Visiting Faculty, National University of Singapore (Mar 2014)
13-17 International Advisor, Institute for Active Aging, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
12 Visiting Speaker, University of Alaska at Anchorage (Sept 2012)
12 Visiting Faculty, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (May 2012)
11 Visiting Faculty, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (May-June 2011)
11 Visiting Speaker, Kuwait University Women’s College (March 2011)
10 Visiting Speaker, Kosin University, Busan Korea (Oct 2010)
09 Visiting Faculty, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China (May-June 2009)
08 Fulbright Senior Scholar, Kosin University, Busan, Korea (May and Oct 2008)
07 Visiting Faculty, American Samoa Community College (Nov 2005 and May 2007)
05 Visiting Speaker, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (Jun 2003 and Jun 2005)
05-08 Visiting Speaker, Kyushu University (Mar 2005, Oct 2006, Mar 2008)
03-04 Visiting Faculty, Istanbul University, Istanbul Turkey (Dec 2003, May 2004, Oct 2004)
02 Visiting Speaker, Wayne State University Department of Sociology (Nov 2002)
93-94 Visiting Faculty, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (Dec 1993 and July 1994)

1982-92 The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu

90-92 Director, Quality Management
87-90 Research Specialist and Coordinator, Nursing Research and Quality Assurance
82-87 Research Specialist, Department of Social Work

1982- Consultant (as Braun & Conybeare Partners, since 2008)

15 Executive Office on Aging – Dementia Project
14- Trainer, Global Health and Development (annual workshops)
13-14 Kauai County
13-14 Kali‘i Project, Maui
13 UNICEF-Myanmar
12-16 Domestic Violence Action Center – Evaluation
10-14 The Queen’s Medical Center, Honolulu
10-12 Hawai‘i Community Foundation
10-11 Hawai‘i Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Education Program
10-11 ALU LIKE, Inc. Healthy Aging Program
10 Hawai‘i Department of Health, Injury Prevention and Control Program
09-10 Kokua Kalihi Valley
09-10 Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging
08-11 Hawai‘i Primary Care Association
08-09 Department of Health, Maternal and Child Health Branch
07-09 American Lung Association – Hawai‘i chapter
07 Department of Health, Family Health Services Division
06 Maui Long-Term Care Partnership
06 Kaua‘i Agency for Elderly Affairs
05-15 Hawai‘i Youth Services Network
05-06 ALU LIKE, Inc., Pulama I Na Keiki Program
05-06 World Vision, Accountability and Impact Measurement Project, London
05-06 Thailand Ministry of Education, Community College Project (gerontology)
05 Ecuadorian Red Cross, Quito (Nov 2005)
04-06 Hawaii Medical Services Association Palliative Care Demonstration
04-07 Papa Ola Lokahi, Pacific Association for Clinical Training
04-09 Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging, Healthy Aging Project
03-07 Department of Health, Child and Adolescent Services
02-05 Native Researchers Cancer Control Training Program, Oregon Health & Sciences University
02-03 Department of Health, Office of Health Equity
02-03 Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging, REACH Early Abuse Response Project
01-02 Hale Makua Nursing Facility, Maui
01-02 Japan American Institute for Management Sciences, Honolulu
01-02 Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo
99-03 Papa Ola Lokahi, Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center
98-03 Kapiolani Medical Center, Teen Intervention Program
98-01 Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging, SageWatch Program
98-99 Alu Like, Inc., Pulama I Na Keiki Program
98-98 Department of Health, Health Promotion Branch
91-96 Executive Office on Aging, Alzheimer’s Media Development Projects
89-92 University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging
88-89 University of Hawai‘i, Department of Human Resources
88-89 Alzheimer’s Association, Honolulu Chapter

1981 Catholic Charities, Honolulu

Assistant Administrator, Services to the Elderly

1980 National Cancer Institute, NIH, Washington, DC

Health Educator (internship)

1979 Health and Community Services Council, Honolulu

Staff, Long-term Care Task Force (MPH fieldwork)

1978 University of Hawai‘i, School of Medicine

Editorial Assistant (work-study) for People and Cultures of Hawai‘i (2nd ed).

1976-78 U.S. Peace Corps, The Philippines

Health Educator, Goiter Prevention and Control

HONORS, AWARDS, CERTIFICATES, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2019 2019 Partnership Award from the USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture for the Children’s Health Living Program
2016-19 NIH-National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Coach
2015 Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Chair in Aging
2015 American Society on Aging 2015 Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging (for Hā Kūpuna Natl Resouce Cntr for NH Elders)
2013 Erickson Foundation Award for Excellence in Research at American Public Health Association Meeting
2013 Nominee for White House Champion of Change for Public Health and Prevention
2013 American Society on Aging 2013 Award for Excellence in Multicultural Aging (for the Hawai‘i Healthy Aging Partnership)
2013-17 International Advisor for the Institute of Active Ageing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2011 Inspiring Woman of Honolulu, recognized by Mayor Peter B. Carlisle
2009-13 Fulbright Senior Scholar Review Team
2008-16 President, Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific
2008 Fulbright Senior Scholar, South Korea
2007-08 Vice President for North America, Active Aging Consortium Asia-Pacific
2006 AANCART Chris Jenkins Cancer Control Award to J. Tsark and Staff of ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network
2005 Recognition for Advancement of Improved End-of-Life Care in Hawai‘i, Hawaiian Islands Hospice Organization
2003 Mentoring Award, ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network
2001-08 Associate Member, U.H. Cancer Research Center, Prevention and Control Program
1999 Fellow, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
1999 Certified Health Education Specialist
1998 Sigma Phi Omega, National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society
1998 Board of Regent’s Excellence in Teaching Award
1998-99 Fellow, St. Francis International Center for Healthcare Ethics
1997-01 National Mentor, American Society on Aging
1996 Outstanding Research and Teaching Award, Hawai‘i Pacific Gerontological Society
1995 Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
1993 Technical Assistance Program Award, Gerontological Society of America
1991 Delta Omega, Public Health Honor Society
1990 Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality
1979 U.S. Public Health Service Traineeship/Tuition Waiver
1973-75 Scholarship Award from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (for UM)

PUBLICATIONS

Chapters in Books

  1. Braun KL. Current research on centenarians in the US. In Yamaguchi Prefectural Uni ity Centenarian Studies Research Group (Ed). Centenari i local communities: a comparison of Japan, Korea and the US (pp 45-49).vers Toyo Publishers, Hofu, Japan, 2018. (山口県立
    大学百寿者研ans究n 会(平成30年3月28日地域の百寿者ー日韓米比較研究ー、東洋図書出版株式会社ブラウン・キャサリン(45-49頁)米国における長寿研究)
  2. Braun KL, Goebert D. The Euro-Americans. In N. Andrade & J. McDermott (Eds). People and cultures of Hawai‘i: The evolution of culture and ethnicity (pp 32-57). Honolulu: The University of Hawai‘i Press, 2011.
  3. Han D, Braun KL. Promoting active aging through technology training in Korea. In Soar J, Swindell R, Tsang P. Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide (pp 141-158).Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011. http://resources.igi-global.com/marketing/pdfs/soar/10.pdf.
  4. Aitaoto N, Tsark J, Braun KL. Pacific Diabetes Today: Cultivating community partnerships for successful and sustainable diabetes programs in Hawai‘i and the US-associated Pacific. In Liburd (ed). Diabetes and health disparities: Community-based approaches for racial and ethnic populations (pp.329-344). New York: Springer Publishing Co, 2010.
  5. Braun KL. Foreword. In Gelfand, Raspa, Briller (eds) Stories at the end-of-life: Crossing disciplinary boundaries (pp.xvii-xix). New York: Springer Publishing Co. 2005.
  6. Braun KL, Yee B, Mokuau N, Browne C. Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander elders. In Closing the gap: A report on minority aging (pp. 47-59). Washington, DC: Gerontological Society of America. 2004.
  7. Braun KL, McBride M, Johnson A. Distance education. In AGHE brief bibliography: A selective annotated bibliography for gerontology instruction [CD-Rom]. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. 2004.
  8. Braun KL. Death with dignity: Older adulthood. In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.). Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (pp. 378-384). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. 2003.
  9. Braun KL, Browne C. Perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and help seeking among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. In S.M. Keigher, A.E. Fortune, & S.L. Witkin (Eds.), Aging and social work: The changing landscape (pp. 175-191). Washington, DC: NASW Press. 2000.
  10. Braun KL, Pietsch J, Blanchette P. An introduction to culture and its influence on end-of-life decision making. In Braun, Pietsch, Blanchette (eds.) Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making (pp. 1-9). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2000.
  11. Pietsch J, Braun KL. Autonomy, advance directives, and the patient self-determination act. In Braun, Pietsch, Blanchette (eds.) Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making (pp. 37-54). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2000.
  12. Talamantes M, Gomez C, & Braun KL. Advance directives and end-of-life care: The Hispanic perspective. In Braun, Pietsch, Blanchette (eds.) Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making (pp. 83-100). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2000.
  13. McLaughlin L, Braun KL. Asian and Pacific Islander values: Considerations for healthcare decision-making. in Ewalt, Freeman, Fortune, Poole, Witkin (eds.) Multicultural issues in social work, Volume II (pp. 321-336). Washington, DC: NASW Press. 1999.
  14. Braun KL, Kayashima R. Death education in churches and temples: Engaging religious leaders in the development of educational strategies. In DeVries (ed.), End of life issues: Interdisciplinary and multidimensional perspectives (pp. 319-335). New York: Springer.1999.
  15. Braun KL, Browne C. Cultural values and caregiving patterns among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. In Redburn, McNamara (eds.) Social Gerontology (pp. 155-181). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1998.

Edited Books

  1. Braun KL, Pietsch J, Blanchette P. (eds).Cultural issues in end-of-life decision making. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2000. Also abstracted in Moddy, Mangum (eds), Ethics and Aging: A Brief Bibliography. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 2004.
  2. Perkinson M, Braun KL. (eds). Teaching students geriatric research. Binghamton, NY: Haworth. 2000.

Textbooks

  1. Braun KL, Cheang M. Growing old in a new age: Study guide (5th Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 2005.
  2. Braun KL, Cheang M. Growing old in a new age: Faculty guide (5th Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 2005.
  3. Braun KL, Cheang M. Growing old in a new age: Study guide (4th Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 2002.
  4. Braun KL, Cheang M. Growing old in a new age: Faculty guide (4th Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 2002.
  5. Braun KL. Growing old in a new age: Study guide (3rd Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1999.
  6. Braun KL. Growing Old in a New Age: Faculty Guide (3rd Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1999.
  7. Braun KL. Growing Old in a New Age: Study Guide (2nd Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1996.
  8. Braun KL. Growing Old in a New Age: Faculty Guide (2nd Edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1996.
  9. Braun KL. Growing Old in a New Age: Study Guide. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1993.
  10. Braun KL. Growing Old in a New Age: Faculty Guide. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 1993.

Guest-edited Journal Issues

  1. Hebert JR, Braun KL, Meade C, Bloom J, Kobenz E. Community-based participatory research adds value to NCI’s portfolio, Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2015;9:1-109.
  2. Braun KL, Tsark J. Community-based Research and Programming in the Pacific, Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2008; 2(4):271-347.
  3. Tsark J, Braun KL, Palafox N. Cancer in the Pacific, Pacific Health Dialog 2004; 11(2):1-273.

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Antonio MDK, Hishinuma ES., Townsend Ing C, Dillard A, Kekauoha BP, Solatorio C, Cassel K, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK. A resilience model of adult Native Hawaiian health utilizing a newly multi-dimensional scale. Behavioral Medicine. In press.
  2. Braun KL, Browne CV, Muneoka S, Terada T, Burrage R, Wu YY, Mokuau N. Migration and resilience in Native Hawaiian elders. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 10.1080/15313204.2020.1770649. In press.
  3. Wu YY, Uchima O, Browne C, Braun KL. Estimates of healthy life expectancy in 2010 for five major ethnic groups: The case of Hawai‘i. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. 2019;31:659 –670. DOI: 10.1177/1010539519875614.
  4. Butel J, Braun KL, Nigg DR, Davis J, Boushey C, Guerrero RL, Bersamin A, Coleman P, Fleming T, Novotny R. What sup/ports and hinders Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community intervention success? A cross-case study of the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) program. Asian American Journal of Psychology. 2019;10(3):282–291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aap0000135.
  5. Tomioka M, Braun KL, Wu YY, Holt K, Keele P, Tsuhako L, Yago J. Twelve-month retention in and impact of Enhance®Fitness on older adults in Hawai‘i. Journal of Aging Research. 2019;9836181, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/9836181.
  6. Browne C, Braun KL. Muneoka S, Wu YY, Mokuau N. Examining long-term service and support needs and preferences in Native Hawaiian elders: A mixed method approach. Journal of Aging and Health. 2019. doi: 10.1177/0898264319839903.
  7. Butel J, Braun KL, Nigg C, Wilkens L, Leon Guerrero R, Areta R, Coleman P, Bersamin A, Novotny R. Intervention dose and change in screen time in the multilevel, multisite Children’s Healthy Living Program. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2019 doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibz073 epub ahead of print.
  8. Magnussen L, Shoultz J, Iannce-Spencer C, Braun KL. Creating supportive and safe violence-free communities for women through a “talkstory” intervention. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2019;78:169-174.
  9. Uchima O, Wu YY, Browne C, Braun KL. Diabetes disparities among Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders and Asians who live in Hawai‘i. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2019;16:E22. doi: 10.5888/pcd16.180187.
  10. Nelson-Hurwitz DC, Kehl L, Braun KL. Aloha undergraduates: Development and application of local and indigenous topics into an undergraduate public health curriculum. Frontiers in Public Health. 2019; 7:16.doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00016.Reprinted in Harver A & Hein KD, Integrative learning in US undergraduate public health education: Effective high-impact practices, Frontiers Publishers, 2020. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/8142/integrative-learning-in-us-undergraduate-public-health-education-effective-high-impactpractices
  11. Yang KI, Chung-Do JJ, Fujitani L, Foster A, Mark S, Okada Y, Saad-Jube Z, Youkhana F, Braun KL, Cassel K, Helm S, Ka’opua LS, Mataira PJ, Nishita C, Okamoto SK, Ing CT, Qureshi K, Umemoto K. Advancing community-based participatory research to address health disparities in Hawai‘i: Perspectives from academic researchers. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2019;78: 83-87.
  12. Butel J, Braun KL. The role of collective efficacy in reducing health disparities: A systematic review. Family and Community Health. 2019;42(1):8-19. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000206.
  13. Hagiwara MKI, Braun KL, Mwarike P, Cassel K, Sentell TL. Chuukese community experiences of racial discrimination and other barriers to healthcare: Perspectives of community members and providers. Social Medicine Journal. 2019;12:3-12.
  14. Uchima O, Sentell T, Dela Cruz MR, Braun KL. Community health workers in pediatric asthma education programs in the United States: A systematic literature review. Children’s Health Care. 2019; 48:215-243, DOI: 10.1080/02739615.2018.1520107
  15. Agner J, Braun KL. Patient empowerment: A critique of individualism and review of patient perspectives. Patient Education and Counseling. 2018; doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2018.07.026
  16. Nelson-Hurwitz D, Tagorda M, Buchthal V, Braun KL. Adding a baccalaureate degree to a graduate public health program while addressing stakeholder concerns. Pedagogy in Health Promotion. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1177/2373379918794703
  17. Malabed JM, Taira D, Seto T, Braun KL, Sentell T. Pathways to preventable hospitalizations for Filipino patients with diabetes and heart disease in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2018;77(7):155-160.
  18. Cushing R, Braun KL, Alden S. A qualitative study exploring yoga in veterans with PTSD symptoms. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2018; doi: 10.17761/2018-00020.
  19. Domingo J, Gavero G, Braun KL. Strategies to increase Filipino American participation in cardiovascular health promotion: A systematic review. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2018;15:170294. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.170294.
  20. Novotny R, Davis J, Butel J, Boushey C, Fialkowski MK, Nigg CR, Braun KL, …LeonGuerrero R, Coleman P, Bersamin A, Areta A, Barber RL, Belyeu-Camacho R, Greenberg J, Fleming T, DelaCruz-Talbert E, Yamanaka A, Lynne R Wilkens L. Children’s Healthy Living multilevel multicomponent community randomized trial reduced young child overweight, obesity and acanthosis nigricans in the US affiliated Pacific. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183896. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3896.
  21. Dela Cruz MR, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Albright C, Chen JJ. Prevalence of HPV vaccination and parental barriers and motivators to vaccinating children in multi-ethnic Hawai‘i. Ethnicity and Health. 2018 doi: 10.1080/13557858.2018.1473556.
  22. Nelson-Hurwitz D, Tagorda M, Kehl L, Buchthal V, Braun KL. Developing an undergraduate introductory public health core course series. Frontiers in Public Health. 2018 6:155. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00155
  23. Townsend Ing CM, Miyamoto RE Antonio M, Paloma D, Basques D, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK. Comparing weight loss–maintenance outcomes of a worksite-based lifestyle program delivered via dvd and face-to-face: A randomized trial. Health Education & Behavior. 2018. doi: 10.1177/10901981187578.
  24. Felder T, Braun KL, Wigfall LT, Sevoyan M, Vyas S, Khan S, Brandt HM, Rogers CR, Tanjasiri SP, Armstead CA, Hébert, JR. Mentoring, training, and scholarly productivity experiences of cancer-related health disparities research trainees: Do outcomes differ for underrepresented scientists? Journal of Cancer Education. 2018 doi:10.1007/s13187-018-1322-z.
  25. Cushing R, Braun KL, Alden S, Katz AR. Military-tailored yoga for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Military Medicine. 2018 doi: 10.1093/milmed/usx071.
  26. Hwang P, dos Santos Gomes C, Auais M, Braun KL, Pirkle CM. Economic adversity transitions from childhood to older adulthood are differentially associated with later-life physical performance measures in men and women. Journal of Aging and Health. 2017:898264317736846. doi: 10.1177/0898264317736846.
  27. Browne C, Braun KL. Away from the islands: Diaspora’s effects on Native Hawaiian elders and families in California. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 2017;32(4):395-411. doi: 10.1007/s10823-017-9335-3.
  28. Domingo J, Chen JJ, Braun KL. Colorectal cancer screening compliance among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 2017. doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0576-6. epub ahead of print. http://rdcu.be/qEAg
  29. Dela Cruz MRI, Tsark JU, Albright CL, Chen JJ, Braun KL. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination motivators, barriers, and brochure preferences among parents in multicultural Hawai‘i: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education 2017;32:613-621. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1009-2.
  30. Zhang W, Braun KL, Wu YY. The educational, racial, and gender cross-overs in life satisfaction: Findings from the Longitudinal Health and Retirement Study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2017;73:60-68.
  31. Braun KL, Nelson-Hurwitz DC, Ono M, Godinet M, Perkinson MA, Mokuau N. From hale to kauhale: Public health, Social work, and aging. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2017:76:135-138.
  32. Power JM, Braun KL, Bersamin A. Exploring the potential for technology-based nutrition education among WIC recipients in remote Alaska Native communities. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2017;49:S186-S191
  33. Quensell ML, Juarez DT, Seto TB, Young MM, Vawer MD, Braun KL, Sentell TL. “I need my own place for my health to get better”: A qualitative analysis of the role of housing in potentially preventable hospitalizations. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2017;28:784-797. doi:https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2017.0074
  34. Tomioka M, Braun KL, Honma M, Nobuhara H, Kubota T, Sakai H, Perceptions of factors impacting longevity among Hawai‘i older adults. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2017:76:71-76
  35. Wu YY, Braun KL, Horiuchi BY, Tottori C, Wilkens L, Onaka AT. Life expectancies in Hawai‘i: A multi-ethnic analysis of 2010 life tables. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2017;76:9-14.
  36. Domingo JL, Braun KL. Characteristics of effective colorectal cancer screening navigation programs in Federally Qualified Health Centers: A systematic review. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2016;73(3):84-87.https://doi.org/10.1353/hpu.2017.0013
  37. Sentell TL, Seto TB, Young MM, Vawer M, Quensell ML, Braun KL, Taira DA. Pathways to potentially preventable hospitalizations for diabetes and heart failure: Patient perspectives. BMC: Health Services Research. 2016;16:300. doi: 10.1186/a12913-01601511-6.
  38. Choy L, Maddock J, Brody B, Braun KL. Examining the role of a community coalition in facilitating policy and environmental changes to promote physical activity. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2016;6(4), 638-647. doi:10.1007/s13142-015-0379-z
  39. Nigg CR, Anwar MM,Braun KL, Mercado J, Fialkowski M, Areta AA, Kim JH, Bersamin A, Leon-Guerrero R, DeBaryshe B, Vargo A, Novotny R; the CHL Intervention Team. A systematic review of effective early childhood obesity interventions: The Children’s Healthy Living program. Journal of Environmental Health. 2016: 79(3):18-26.
  40. Esquivel M, Nigg C, Fialkowski MK, Braun KL, Li FF, Novotny R. Head Start Wellness Policy Intervention in Hawaiʻi: A project of the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL). Childhood Obesity. 2016:12(1):1-7. doi:10.1089/chi.2015.0071.
  41. Townsend Ing CM, Miyamoto RE Antonio M, Zhang G, Paloma D, Basques D, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK. The PILI@Work Program: A translation of the DPP to Native Hawaiian-serving worksites in Hawai‘i. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2016; 6(2):190-201. doi: 10.1007/s13142-015-0383-3.
  42. Dela Cruz MRI, Tsark, JU, Soon R, Albright C, Braun KL. Community involvement in developing a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine brochure made for parents in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2016; 75: 203-207
  43. Esquivel M, Nigg C, Fialkowski MK, Braun KL, Li FF, Novotny R. Influence of teachers’ personal health behaviors on operationalizing obesity prevention policy in Head Start preschools: A project of the Children’s Healthy Living Program (CHL). Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2016;48: 318-325. DOI 10.1016/j.jneb.2016.02.007
  44. Fialkowski MK, Yamanaka A, Wilkens L, Braun KL, Nigg CR, Ettienne R, Butel J, Remengesau S, Acosta M, Belyeu-Camacho T, Gilmatam D, Shomour M, Johnson E, Sigrah C, Fleming T, McGlone K, Power J, Novotny R. Recruitment strategies and lessons learned from the Children’s Healthy Living Program prevalence survey. AIMS Public Health. 2016;3(1): 140-157 doi: 10.3934/publichealth.2016.1.140.
  45. Braun KL, Kim BJ, Ka‘opua LS, Browne CV, Mokuau N. Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander elders: What gerontologists should know. The Gerontologist. 2015; 55:912-919. doi:10.1093/geront/gnu072.
  46. Butel J, Braun KL, Nigg C, et al. Assessing intervention fidelity across a multi-site program. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2015;5:460-469. doi: 10.1007/s13142-015-0334-z.
  47. Mokuau N, Browne CV, Higuchi P, Sweet KM, Ka‘opua LS, Braun KL. Native Hawaiian grandparents: Exploring benefits and challenges in the caregiving experience. Journal of Indigenous Social Development. 2015;4:1-19. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/37626
  48. Heo HH, Sentell TL, Li D, Ahn HJ, Miyamura J, Braun KL. Disparities in potentially preventable hospitalizations for chronic conditions among Korean Americans compared to Whites, Hawaii, 2010-2012. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2015;12:150057. doi.org/10.5888/pcd12.150057.
  49. Sentell T, Braun KL, Davis J, Davis T. Health literacy and meeting breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines among Asians and Whites in California. Springer Plus. 2015;4:432. doi 10.1186/s40064-015-1225-y.
  50. Braun KL, LaCounte C. The historic and ongoing issue of health disparities among native elders. Generations. 2015;38:60-69.
  51. Soon R, Dela Cruz MR, Tsark JU, Chen J, Braun KL. A survey of physicians’ attitudes and practices about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Hawaiʻi. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health 2015:74:234-241.
  52. Antonio MCK, Chung-Do, J, Braun KL. Systematic review of interventions focusing on indigenous adolescent healthy lifestyle changes. AlterNative. 2015:11:147-163.
  53. Hébert JR. Braun KL, Meade CD, Bloom J, Kobetz E. Community-based participatory research adds value to the National Cancer Institute`s research portfolio (editorial). Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2015;9 Suppl:1-4. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0022.
  54. Braun KL, Dignan M, Stewart S, Cooper L, and representative from the other CNPs. NCI’s Community Networks Program initiative to reduce cancer health disparities: Lessons in partnership and research. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2015;9 Suppl:21-32. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0017.
  55. Hébert JR, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK, Armstead CA, Burch JB, Thompson B. Considering the role of stress in populations of high-risk, underserved Community Networks Program Centers. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2015;9 Suppl:71-82. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0028.
  56. Felder T, Braun KL, Brandt HM, Khan S, Okuyemi K, Tanjasiri S, Friedman D, Hébert JR. Mentoring and training of cancer-related health disparities researchers committed to community-based participatory research approaches: A survey of the Community Networks Program Centers. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2015;9 Suppl:97-108. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0020.
  57. Hébert JR, Satariano WA, Armstead CA, Braun KL, Greiner A, Friedman D, Felder T, Coggins TA, Tanjasiri S. Fulfilling our ethical responsibility in community-based participatory research: Moving beyond the minimal standards of protecting human subjects from research harm. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2015;9 Suppl:41-50. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0021.
  58. Kataoko-Yahiro M, Inouye K, Seto T, Braun KL. Translational research education and training needs in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health.2015:74:164-168.
  59. Sentell T, Tsoh J, Braun KL, Davis T, Davis J. Low health literacy and cancer screening among Chinese Americans in California. BMJ Open. 2015;5(1):e006104. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006104.
  60. Crabtree C, Braun KL. PhotoVoice: Assisting vulnerable at-risk communities in developing disaster reduction strategies to lessen the impact of natural disasters. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2015;9(1):31-40. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2015.0012.
  61. Tomioka M, Braun KL. Examining sustainability factors for organizations that adopted Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion. 2015;2:140. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00140
  62. Hwang PW, Braun KL. The effectiveness of dance interventions to improve older adult health: A systematic literature review. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2015 Sep;21(5):64-70
  63. Braun KL, Thomas W, Domingo J, Allison A, Ponce A, Kamakana PH, Aluli NE, Tsark JU. Testing navigation services to reduce cancer screening disparities in Asian and Pacific Islander Medicare clients in rural Hawai‘i. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2015;63:365-370. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13192. Featured on NCI’s Research Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs) webpage https://rtips.cancer.gov/rtips/programDetails.do?programId=26140843
  64. Iskandar L, Braun KL, Katz AR. Testing the Woman Abuse Screening Tool (WAST) to identify intimate partner violence in Indonesia. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2015;30:1208-1225. doi:10.1177/0886260514539844
  65. Braun KL, Nigg CR, Butel J, and representatives from the CHL Team. Using the ANGELO framework to develop the Children’s Healthy Living Program multilevel intervention to promote obesity-preventing behaviors for young children in the US Affiliated Pacific Region. Childhood Obesity. 2014;10:474-481. doi: 10.1089/chi.2014.0102.
  66. Taualii M, Davis E, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Brown N, Hudson M, Burke W. Native Hawaiian views on biobanking. Journal of Cancer Education. 2014;29(3):570-576. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0638-6.
  67. Braun KL, Browne C, Ka‘opua LS, Kim BJ, Mokuau N. Research on Indigenous elders: From positivistic to decolonizing methodologies. The Gerontologist. 2014. 54 (1):117-126. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt06.
  68. Cassel K, Braun KL, Ka‘opua L, Soa F, Nigg C. Samoan Body and Soul: Adapting an evidence-based program for use in Samoan churches in Hawai‘i. Qualitative Health Research. 2014;24:1658-1672.
  69. Heo HH, Braun KL. Culturally tailored interventions for chronic disease targeting Korean Americans: A systematic review. Ethnicity & Health. 2014;19:64-85. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.857766
  70. Browne C, Mokuau N, Ka‘opua LS, Kim BJ, Higuchi P,Braun KL, Listening to the voices of na kūpuna and ‘ohana caregivers: Discussions on aging, health, and care preferences. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 2014;29(2):131-151.
  71. Tomioka M, Braun KL, Ah Cook V, Compton M, Wirten K. Improving behavioral and clinical indicators in Asian Pacific Islanders with diabetes: Findings from a community clinic-based program. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice. 2014;104:220-225. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.12.035 doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2014;104:220-225.
  72. Robinson MK, Tsark JU, Braun KL. Increasing primary-care provider support for and promotion of cancer clinical trials. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2014;73(3):84-87.
  73. Braun KL, Tsark JU, Powers A, Croom K, Kim R, Morris P. Cancer patients’ perspectives about biobanking and preferred timing of consent. Biopreservation and Biobanking. 2014;12(2):106-112.
  74. Sugimoto-Matsuda J, Braun KL. The role of collaboration in facilitating systems and policy change in youth violence prevention: A review of the literature. Prevention Science. 2014;15:194-204. doi:10.1007/s11121-013-0369-78
  75. Smith ML, Belza B, Braun KL, King S., Palmer RC, Sugihara NS, Altpeter M, Ory MG. National reach and dissemination of EnhanceFitness. Health Behavior & Policy Review. 2014;1(2):150-160. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14485/HBPR.1.2.7
  76. Ka‘opua LS, Diaz T, Park S, Braun KL. Colorectal cancer screening at the nexus of HIV, minority statuses, and cultural safety. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2014; 45:42-51. doi:10.1080/19325037.2013.853002.
  77. Sentell T, Zhang W, Davis J, Baker KK, Braun KL. The influence of community and individual health literacy on self-reported health status. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2014;29:298-304. doi:10.1007/s11606-013-2638-3.
  78. Nakatsuka NJ, Esquivel LM, Levin MJ, Browne CV, Braun KL. Identifying the unique challenges facing Kanaka Maoli kūpuna residing outside of Hawai‘i, Hūlili. 2013;9:133-151.
  79. Sentell T, Unick GJ, Ahn HJ, Braun KL, Miyamura J, Shumway M. Illness severity and psychiatric hospitalization rates among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Psychiatric Services. 2013: 64(11):1095-1102. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.201200408.
  80. Novotny R, Fialkowski MK, Areta A, Bersamin A, Braun KL, DeBaryshe B, Deenik J, Dunn M, Hollyer J, Kim J, Leon Guerrero RT, Nigg CR, Takahashi R, Wilkens LR. The Pacific way to child wellness: The Children’s Healthy Living Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations of the Pacific Region (CHL). Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2013;72:406-408.
  81. Mitchell-Box K, Braun KL. Impact of male partner-focused interventions on breastfeeding initiation and duration: A systematic review. Journal of Human Lactation. 2013;29:473-479. doi:10.1177/0890334413491833
  82. Sentell T, Braun KL, Davis J, Davis T. Colorectal cancer screening: Low health literacy and limited English proficiency among Asians and Whites in California. Journal of Health Communication. 2013;18:242–255. doi:10.1080/10810730.2013.825669
  83. Leslie J, Braun KL, Novotny R, Mokuau N. Factors affecting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among multiethnic blue-and white-collar workers: Implications for worksite health promotion program planning. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2013;72:300-7.
  84. Mitchell-Box K, Braun KL, Hurwitz E, Hayes D. Breastfeeding attitudes: Association between maternal and male partner attitudes and breastfeeding intent. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2013;8(4):368-373. doi:10.1089/bfm.2012.0135
  85. Sentell T, Dela Cruz MR, Heo HH, Braun KL. Health literacy, health communication challenges, and cancer screening among rural Native Hawaiians and Filipino Women. Journal of Cancer Education. 2013. 28(2):325-34. doi 10.1007/s13187-013-0471-3
  86. Sy A, Cuaresma C, Braun KL, Duquez E. Using community-based research methods to explore high smoking prevalence in Filipina girls. California Journal of Health Promotion. 2013:11(1):1-14.
  87. Tang L, Chen R, Huang D, Wu H, Yan H, Li S, Braun KL. Prevalence of condom use and associated factors among Chinese female undergraduate students. AIDS Care. 2013;25(4):515-523 doi:10.1080/09540121.2012.720360
  88. Tomioka M, Braun KL. Implementing evidence-based programs: A four-step protocol for assuring replication with fidelity. Health Promotion Practice. 2013;14:850-858. doi: 10.1177/1524839912469205
  89. Allison A, Ishihara-Wong D, Domingo J, Nishioka J, Tsark J, Braun KL. Helping cancer patients across the care continuum: The navigation program at The Queen’s Medical Center. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 2013:72:116-122.
  90. Arifin EN, Braun KL, Horgervorst E. Three pillars of active ageing in Indonesia. Asian Population Studies Journal. 2012;8:207-230. doi:10.1080/17441730.2012.680334.
  91. Fernandes R, Braun KL, Sturdevant C, Ancheta S, Compton M, Wang JH, Yoshimura S, Lee C. Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: An NHLBI/HRSA collaborate employing community health workers to improve heart health Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2012;23:988-999. doi:10.1353/hpu.2012.0097.
  92. Mokuau N, Braun KL, Dannigales E. Testing a family-centered intervention for Native Hawaiian women with cancer. Health & Social Work. 2012;37:216-224. doi:10.1093/hsw/hls033.
  93. Sentell T, Braun KL. Low health literacy, limited English proficiency, and health status across Latino and Asian Americans in California. Journal of Health Communication, 2012;17(sup3):82-99. doi:10.1080/10810730.2012.712621.
  94. Kaur J, Coe K, Rowland J, Braun KL Conde F, Burhansstipanov L, Heiney S, Kagawa-Singer M, Lu Q. Enhancing life after cancer in diverse communities. Cancer. 2012,118:5366-5373. doi:10.1002/cncr.27491.
  95. Felder TM, Brandt HM, Armstead C, Cavicchia PP, Braun KL, Adams SA, Friedman DB, Tanjasiri S, Steck SE, Smith ER, Daguisé VG, Hébert JR. Creating a cadre of junior investigators to address the challenges of cancer-related health disparities: lessons learned from the Community Networks Program. Journal of Cancer Education 2012 27(3):409-417. doi:10.1007/s13187-012-0361-0.
  96. Mitchell-Box K, Braun KL. Fathers’ thoughts on breastfeeding and implications for theory-based intervention. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 2012;41:E41-E50, doi:10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01399.x
  97. Braun KL, Kagawa Singer M, Holden AR, Burhansstipanov L, Tran JH, Seals B, Corbie-Smith G, Tsark JU, Harjo L, Foo MA, Ramirez A. Lay navigator tasks across the cancer care continuum. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2012;23:398-413.
  98. Braun KL. The DrPH in translational and community-based research at UH Mānoa. Public Health Hotline. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health 2012:71:107-109.
  99. Aitaoto N,Braun KL, Estrella J, Epeluk A, Tsark J. Woman to woman: A culturally appropriate cancer outreach project for and by Micronesian women. Preventing Chronic Disease 2012;9:100262. http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.100262.
  100. Tomioka M, Sugihara N, Braun KL. Replicating the EnhanceFitness physical activity program in Hawai`i’s multicultural population: 20072010. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2012;9:110155. http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110155.
  101. Boyd J, Kamaka S, Braun KL. Pathway out of poverty: A values-based community college program to improve long-term outcomes of disadvantaged students. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2012;6(1):25-31.
  102. Tomioka M, Braun KL, Compton M, Tanoue L. Adapting Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to Hawaii’s multicultural populations. The Gerontologist. 2012;52:121-132. doi:10.1093/geront/gnr054.
  103. Braun KL, Nguyen T, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark JU, Hébert JR. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles across NCI’s Community Networks Programs. American Journal of Public Health. 2012;102:1195–1203.doi:10.2105/AJPH.
  104. Domingo J, Davis E. Allison A, Braun KL. Cancer patient navigation case studies: The complementary role of clinical and community navigators. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2011;70:257-261.
  105. Sentell T, Baker KK, Onaka A, Braun KL. Low health literacy and health outcomes in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Journal of Health Communication. 2011:16:279-294.
  106. Ka‘opua LS, Braun KL, Browne C, Mokuau N, Park CB. Why are Native Hawaiians underrepresented in Hawai‘i’s older adult population? Exploring social and behavioral factors of longevity. Journal of Aging Research. 2011. 701232. doi:10.4061/2011/701232 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.eres.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/pmc/articles/PMC3182069/pdf/JAR2011-701232.pdf.
  107. Sugihara N, Watanabe M, Tomioka M, Braun KL, Pang L. Saving money through exercise: Estimating the investment-to-return ratio of an elderly exercise program on Kaua‘i. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2011;70:116-120.
  108. Boyd J, Hernandez J, Braun KL. Engaging nurse aide students to develop a survey to improve enrollment and retention in college. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2011; Summer;5(2):169-76.
  109. Ka‘opua LS, Park SH, Ward M, Braun KL. Testing the feasibility of a culturally tailored breast cancer screening intervention with Native Hawaiian women in rural churches. Health & Social Work. 2011;36:55-65.
  110. Matsui M. Braun KL. Nurses’ and care workers’ attitudes toward death and caring for dying older adults in Japan. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 2010;16:593-598.
  111. Leslie J, Hughes C, Braun KL. Designing healthy worksites to improve Native Hawaiian health. Progress in Community Health Partnerships. 2010;4:121-130.
  112. Fernandes R, Braun KL, Ozawa J, Compton M, Somogyi-Zalud E. Home-based palliative care services for underserved populations. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2010;4:413-419.
  113. Kaluhiokalani N, Wilson M, Hyde S, Chai D, Ho K, Braun KL. Incorporating a DVD-led exercise program in elementary schools: A feasibility study. Hawai‘i Journal of Public Health. 2010;2(2):77-94. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/jul/pdf/05_0188.pdf
  114. Tsark J, Braun KL. 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.
  115. Tomioka M, Tom T, Higuchi P, Kidani S, Pendleton N, Yamashita B, Braun KL. The Hawai‘i Health Aging Project: Building capacity to assure program success. Hawai‘i Journal of Public Health. 2009:2(1): 20-31. http://hawaii.gov/health/hjph/HJPHPAGES/pdf/aging.pdf
  116. Matsui M, Braun KL. Japanese Americans’ death attitudes and preferences for end-of-life care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing. 2009;11(6):353-361.
  117. Aitaoto N, Tsark J, Braun KL. Pacific Diabetes Today coalitions 10 years later: Factors for success and sustainability. Preventing Chronic Disease 2009;6(4) http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2009/Oct/08_0181.
  118. Yan H, Chen W, Wu H, Bi Y, Zhang M, Li S, Braun KL. Multiple sex partner behavior in female undergraduate students in China: A multi-campus survey. BMC Public Health 2009;9:305. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-305 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/9/305
  119. Park CB, Braun KL, 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.
  120. Aitaoto N, Tsark J, Tomayasu-Wong D, Yamashita B, Braun KL. Strategies to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Filipina, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 2009;68:215-222
  121. Browne C, Mokuau N, Braun KL. Resiliency and adversity in the lives of Native Hawaiian elders. Social Work 2009;54:253-261.
  122. Ekşi A, Braun KL. Over-time changes in psychiatric symptoms among children surviving the 1999 Istanbul earthquake. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2009;18:384-391.
  123. Chu KC, Chen MS, Dignan MB, Taylor E, Partridge E, Community Network Program PI. Parallels between the development of therapeutic drugs and cancer health disparity programs: Implications for disparities reduction. Cancer 2008;113:2790–6.
  124. Else I, Goebert D, Nishimura S, Braun KL. Smoking is the least of our problems: Focus group findings from Native Hawaiian youth. Hūlili 2008;5:287-310.
  125. Braun KL, Tsark J. Community-based research should be based in the community (editorial). Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2008; 2:271-273.
  126. Santos LA, Braun KL, 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.
  127. Braun KL, Allison A, Tsark J. Using community-based research methods to design cancer patient navigation training. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2008; 4:329-340.
  128. Mokuau N, Browne C, Braun KL, Choy L. Using a community-based participatory approach to create a resource center for Native Hawaiian elders. Education for Health 2008;21(3):174. http://www.educationforhealth.net/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=174
  129. DeRenne C, Maeda J, Chai D, Ho K, Kaluhiokalani N, Braun KL. After-school physical activity program to reduce obesity in Hawaiian youth: A feasibility study. Journal of Cancer Education. 2008; 23:230-234.
  130. Kulukulualani M, Braun KL, Tsark J. Using a four-step protocol to develop and test culturally targeted cancer education brochures. Health Promotion Practice. 2008; 9:344-355.
  131. Browne C, Braun KL. Immigration and the direct long-term care workforce: Implications for education and policy. Geriatrics and Gerontology Education. 2008; 29:172-188.
  132. Choy L, Mokuau N, Browne C, Braun KL Culture concepts guide the establishment of Hā Kūpuna: National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. Journal of Native Aging and Health. 2008; 3(1):5-12.
  133. Braun KL, Tsark J. Community-based IRBs: What researchers should know. Nurse Author & Editor. 2008; 18(2). http://www.nurseauthoreditor.com/article.asp?id=103
  134. Gellert K, Choi D, Coel M, Braun KL. A feasibility study of methodology for recruitment and for comparative testing of ciliary function in Hawaiians and Caucasians. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2008; 67:209-212.
  135. Matsui M, Braun KL, Karel H. Comparison of end-of-life preferences between Japanese and Japanese-American elders. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2008; 19:167-174.
  136. Kaholokula J, Braun KL, Santos J, Chang H. Culturally informed smoking cessation strategies for Native Hawaiians in rural communities. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2008;10:671-681.
  137. Browne C, Braun KL. Globalization, gender migration, and the long-term care work force. Gerontologist. 2008;48:16-24.
  138. Dela Cruz M, Mitsuda B, Monlux A, Agnos K, Ahedo A, Au L, Erondu N, Harmon A, Haro-Arvizu P, Kualii B, Loprinzi C, Olson K, Salamanca L, Samifua M, Suzuki-Ung D, Wang J, Wilson T, Partika N, Braun KL. Assessment of disaster training needs for physicians and other health professionals serving vulnerable populations in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 2008;67:77-79.
  139. Mokuau N, Braun KL, Wong L, Higuchi P, Gotay C. Development of a family intervention for Native Hawaiian women with cancer: A pilot study. Social Work. 2008;3:9–19.
  140. Ekşi A, Peykerli G, Saydam R, Toparlak D, Braun KL. Vivid intrusive memories in PTSD: Reponses of child earthquake survivors in Turkey. Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress & Coping 2008;13:123-155.
  141. Mokuau N, Braun KL. Family support for Native Hawaiian women with breast cancer. Journal of Cancer Education.2007;22:191-196
  142. Boyd J, Braun KL. 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.
  143. Chen TH, Buenconsejo-Lum L, Braun KL, 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.
  144. Ekşi A,Braun KL, Ertem-Vehid H, Peykerli G, Saydam R, Toparlak D, Alyanak B. Risk factors for the development of PTSD and depression among child and adolescent victims following of a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice 2007;11(3):190–199.
  145. Aitaoto N, Braun KL, 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.
  146. Young N, Braun KL. La’au lapa’au and western medicine: Experiences and perspectives of participants who use both. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 2007; 66:176-180.
  147. Lindsey J, Braun KL, Aung N, Campos J, Choy L, Chung J, Dellinger S, Gentry L, Li J, Mayet S, Mitchell-Box K, Pan J. How can the University of Hawai‘i meet needs for public health education? Results of a students’ needs assessment. Pacific Health Dialog. 2007;14(1):191-198.
  148. Browne C, Braun KL, 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.
  149. Tsark J, CCPI, Braun KL. Reducing cancer health disparities in the US-associated Pacific. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2007; 13:49-58.
  150. Dellinger S, Aung N, Campos J, Choy L, Chung J, Gentry L, Li J, Lindsey J, Mayet S, Mitchell K, Pan J, Nigg C, Braun KL. Formulating Hawai’i’s public health education needs: Input from the health community. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 2007 66:45-47.
  151. Braun KL, 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.
  152. Braun KL, 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.
  153. Fong M, Braun KL, Chang M. Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from genetic research. Journal of Cancer Education, 2006;21(Suppl):S47-S52.
  154. Gellert K, Braun KL 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
  155. Kaholokula JK, Braun KL, 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.
  156. Braun KL, Zir A. Using an interactive approach to teach nursing home workers about end-of-life care. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing 2005; 7:280-288.
  157. Braun KL, Fong M, Gotay C, Chong C, Pagano I. Ethnicity and breast cancer in Hawai‘i: Increased survival, but continued disparity. Ethnicity and Disease.2005;15:453-460.
  158. Aitaoto NT, Braun KL, Ichiho HM, Kuhaulua RL. Diabetes Today in the Pacific: Reports from the field. Pacific Health Dialog 2005;12:124-131.
  159. Braun KL, 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.
  160. Braun KL, Zir A, Crocker J, Seely M. Kokua Mau: A statewide effort to improve end-of-life care. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2005;8:313324. Also abstracted in Hall, Perkova, Higginson (eds), Palliative Care for Older People: Better Practice. (Box 5.1). Copenhagen, Denmark: World Health Organization, 2010.
  161. Braun KL, Cheang M. Increasing knowledge, skills, and empathy among direct care workers: A preliminary study of an active learning model. Gerontologist. 2005;45:118-124.
  162. Braun KL, Fong M, Gotay C, Chong C. Ethnic differences in breast cancer in Hawai‘i: Age, stage, hormone receptor status, and survival. Pacific Health Dialog 2004;11(2):146-153.
  163. Fong M, Braun KL, Chang M. Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from research using stored biological specimens. Pacific Health Dialog. 2004;11(2):154-159.
  164. Ka‘ano‘i M, Braun KL, Gotay C, Fong M. Primary care physicians’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to cancer screening and prevention-oriented clinical trials. Pacific Health Dialog. 2004;11(2):160-165.
  165. Tsark J, Braun KL. Nā Liko Noelo: A program to develop Native Hawaiian researchers. Pacific Health Dialog 2004;11(2):225-232.
  166. Fujita R, Braun KL, Hughes C. The traditional Hawaiian diet: A review of the literature. Pacific Health Dialog. 2004;11(2):250-259.
  167. Braun KL, Ichiho H, Kuhaulua R, Aitaoto N, Tsark J, Spegal R, Lamb B. Empowerment through community building: Diabetes Today in the Pacific. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2003;9 (Suppl):S19-S25.
  168. Fong M, Braun KL Tsark J. Improving Native Hawaiian health through community-based participatory research. Californian Journal of Health Promotion 2003;1(1):136-148.
  169. Bertao C, Kayashima R, Braun KL. Perceptions of a required hospice rotation: A comparison of first-and fourth-year students. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 2003;62:100-103.
  170. Karel H, Zir A, Braun KL. Knowledge, practices, and attitudes toward end-of-life issues among residents in Hawai‘i. Californian Journal of Health Promotion 2003;1(1):125-130.
  171. Braun KL, Tsark J, Santos L, Abrigo L. ‘Imi Hale: Native Hawaiian cancer awareness, research, and training network: Second-year status report. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health 2003;10(1):4-16.
  172. Braun KL, Kuhaulua R, Ichiho H, Aitaoto N. Listening to the community: A first step in adapting Diabetes Today to the Pacific. Pacific Health Dialog. 2002; 9: 150-157.
  173. Ka‘ano‘i M, Braun KL, Gotay C, Abrigo L. Hawai‘i physician knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to cancer clinical trials. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2002; 61:90-94.
  174. Browne C, Braun KL, Mokuau N, McLaughlin L. Developing a multi-site project in geriatric/gerontological education with emphases in interdisciplinary practice and cultural competence. Gerontologist. 2002; 42:698-704.
  175. Braun KL, Mokuau N, Hunt GH, Ka‘ano‘i M, Gotay C. Supports and barriers to cancer survival for Hawai‘ì’s native people. Cancer Practice. 2002; 10(4):192-200.
  176. Braun KL, Karel H. Adapting a standardized assessment measure to fit a unique community: The home care satisfaction measure in Hawai‘i. Generations 2002;26(3):68-69.
  177. Braun KL, Cheang M. Medical school hotline: Center on Aging. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2002;61:125, 129.
  178. Braun KL, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Advance directive completion rates and end-of-life preferences in Hawai‘i. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2001;49:1708-1713.
  179. Braun KL, Zir A. Roles for the church in improving end-of-life care: Perceptions of Christian clergy and laity. Death Studies. 2001;25:685704.
  180. Braun KL, Tanji V, Heck R. Support for physician-assisted suicide: Exploring the impact of ethnicity and attitudes toward planning for death. Gerontologist. 2001;41:51-60.
  181. Tsark J, Braun KL. Ten-year changes in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and practices in Native Hawaiian women. Pacific Health Dialog. 2001;8:280-289.
  182. Santos LA, Mokuau N, Abrigo L, Braun KL, Mackura G, Tsark JU, Kuhaulua R. ‘Imi Hale: A model of community engagement in cancer awareness, training, and research with Native Hawaiians. Pacific Health Dialog. 2001;8:436-445.
  183. Browne C, Braun KL. When a geriatric case management program closes: Impact as perceived by frail elders and family caregivers. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 2001;20:338-355.
  184. Kayashima R, Braun KL. Barriers to good end-of-life care: A physician survey. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2001;60:40-44,47.
  185. Braun KL, Dubanoski J, Smith S, Kiyak A. Distance education in the 21st century: Creating person-environment fit. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2000;21:15-38.
  186. Bogard A, Braun KL, Tsark J. Partnering with the community to teach research. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2000;17(2):41-54.
  187. Mosimaneotsile B, Braun KL, Tokishi C. Stroke patient outcomes: Does an integrated delivery model of care make a difference? Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 2000;17(2):67-82.
  188. Braun KL, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. End-of-life preferences in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 2000;59:440-446.
  189. Braun KL, Karel H. Hawai‘i adapts a standardized assessment measure to fit its unique community. Diversity Currents. 2000;3(2):4.
  190. Koch T, Braun KL, Pietsch J. Multicultural perspectives in bioethics: End-of-life decision making. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2000;9:123-128.
  191. Dubanoski J, Goodman R, Braun KL, Roberts E, Lenzer A. Growing old in a new age: National and international evaluation of a gerontology telecourse. Educational Gerontology. 1999;25:723-740.
  192. Koch T, Braun KL, Pietsch J. Social necessity, individual rights, and the needs of the fragile: Euthanasia as an option in end-of-life decision making. Journal of Ethics, Law, and Aging 1999;5:17-28.
  193. Braun KL, Browne C. Perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and help-seeking among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Health and Social Work. 1998;23:262-274.
  194. Mokuau N, Browne C, Braun KL. Na Kupuna in Hawai‘i: A review of social and health status, service use, and the importance of value-based interventions. Pacific Health Dialog 1998;5:282-289.
  195. Braun KL, Roberts E, Dubanoski J, Goodman R, Lenzer A. Evaluating a telecourse on aging. Educational Gerontology. 1998;24:141-157.
  196. McLaughlin L, Braun KL. Asian and Pacific Islander cultural values: Considerations for health care decision-making. Health and Social Work. 1998;23:116-126.
  197. Braun KL. Do Hawai‘i residents support physician-assisted death: A comparison of five ethnic groups. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 1998;57:529-534.
  198. Pablo S, Braun KL. Perceptions of elder abuse and neglect and help-seeking patterns among Filipino and Korean elderly women in Honolulu. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect1997; 9:63-76.
  199. Braun KL, Yang H, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Asian and Pacific Islander mortality differences in Hawai‘i. Social Biology 1997;44:213-226.
  200. Braun KL, Nichols R. Death and dying in four Asian cultures: A descriptive study. Death Studies. 1997;2:327-360.
  201. Braun KL, Mokuau N, Tsark J. Cultural themes in health, illness, and rehabilitation among Native Hawaiians. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 1997;12(3):19-37. Also abstracted in Yee, Yeo (eds), Asian American and Pacific Islander Elders: A Brief Bibliography. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 2004.
  202. Braun KL, Keju-Johnson D. Community perceptions of Youth to Youth in Health: A peer education program for primary health care in the Marshall Islands. Pacific Health Dialog. 1997;4(1):51-56.
  203. Braun KL, Suzuki K, Cusick E, Howard K. Development and testing training materials on elder abuse and neglect for nurse aides. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 1997;9:1-15.
  204. Braun KL, Yang H, Look M, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Age-specific Native Hawaiian mortality rates: A comparison of full, part, and non-Hawaiians. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health 1996;4:352-362.
  205. Braun KL, Nichols R. Cultural issues in death and dying. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 1996;55:260-264.
  206. Braun KL, Takamura J, Mougeot T. Perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and helpseeking among recent Vietnamese immigrants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 1996;11:213-228.
  207. Braun KL, Look M, Yang H, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Native Hawaiian mortality in 1980 and 1990 in the State of Hawai‘i. American Journal of Public Health 1996;86:888-889.
  208. Braun KL, Yang H, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Life and death in Hawai‘i: Ethnic variations in mortality and life expectancy. Hawai‘i Medical Journal 1996;55:278-283, 302.
  209. Braun KL, Conybeare C. HealthScope: A model for a low cost health education program using commercial television. Public Health Reports. 1995;110:483-491. Also abstracted in Lasker (ed.) Medicine and Public Health: The Power of Collaboration, pp. 112-114. New York: New York Academy of Medicine, 1997 and Lasker et al (eds) Pocket Guide to Cases of Medicine & Public Health Collaboration, pp. 66-67. New York: New York Academy of Medicine, 1998.
  210. Goodman R, Dubanoski J, Braun KL, Roberts E, Lenzer A. Development of an introductory gerontology telecourse. Educational Gerontology 1995;21:581-592.
  211. Derrickson J, Sonomura J, Maeda I, Braun KL. Nutrition knowledge and behavior assessment of AFDC participants: Comparison of data collection via telephone and mail. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 1995;95:1154-1155.
  212. Braun KL, Takamura J, Forman S, Sasaki P, Meininger L. Developing and testing outreach materials on Alzheimer’s disease for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Gerontologist. 1995;35:122-126. Also abstracted in Yee, Yeo (eds), Asian American and Pacific Islander Elders: A Brief Bibliography). Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 2004.
  213. Braun KL, Look M, Tsark J. High mortality rates in Native Hawaiians. Hawai‘i Medical Journal. 1995;54:723-729.
  214. Braun KL, May M, Nachtigall C, Brown VJ. Using flowcharts in policy development: Reporting abuse and neglect of patients. Journal for Healthcare Quality. 1995;17(1):4-10, 28.
  215. Braun KL, Rose C. Testing the impact of a case management program on caregiver appraisal. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 1994;21(3/4): 51-69.
  216. Braun KL, Lenzer A, Schumacher-Mukai C, Snyder P. A decision tree for managing elder abuse and neglect. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect 1993;5:89-103.
  217. Braun KL, Worthen J. Interpreting your Medicare mortality rates. Journal for Healthcare Quality 1993;15(3):6-14.
  218. Braun KL, Rose C, Finch M. Patient characteristics and outcomes in nursing homes and community long-term care. Gerontologist. 1991;31:648-656.
  219. Braun KL, Crystle D, Walker D, Tiwanak G. Verbal abuse in hospitals: Perceptions of nurses and non-nurses. Nursing Management. 1991;22:72-76.
  220. Braun KL. Verbal abuse in nursing. Clinical Difference 1990;2(1):7-12.
  221. Braun KL, King R. Geriatric foster care at Queen’s. Clinical Difference 1989;1(2):21-23.
  222. Braun KL, King R. Assuring quality in foster care. Generations 1889;13(3):48-50.
  223. Braun KL, Parcels J, Brooks C, Knoll S. Comparison of patient outcomes among early and late admissions to cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 1989;9:72-79.
  224. Braun KL, Rose C. Goals and characteristics of long-term care programs: An analytic model. Gerontologist. 1989;29:51-58.
  225. Braun KL, Wake W. Community long-term care: PT/OT involvement in patient rehabilitation and maintenance. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. 1988;6:5-20.
  226. Braun KL, Horwitz K, Kaku J. Successful caregivers of geriatric patients. Health and Social Work 1988;13:25-34.
  227. Braun KL, Knoll S, Brooks C, Parcels J. Participant perceptions of a coronary risk appraisal program. Clinical Difference. 1988;1(1):7-14.
  228. Braun KL, Humphrey J, Kaku J. Community long-term care for geriatric patients in Hawai‘i (determinants of placement). Hawai‘i Medical Journal.1987;46:416-423.
  229. Braun KL, Goto L, Lenzer A. Patient age & satisfaction with home care. Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 1987;8(2):79-96.
  230. Braun KL, Rose C. Outcomes and costs of geriatric patients in three settings: Foster homes, nursing homes, and own homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1987;35:387-397.
  231. Braun KL, Rose C. Family perceptions of geriatric foster family and nursing home care. Family Relations 1987;36:321-327.
  232. Goto L, Braun KL. Nursing home without walls: An alternative to nursing home placement. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 1987;13(1):7-9.
  233. Braun KL, Rose C. The Hawai‘i geriatric foster care experiment: Impact evaluation and cost analysis. The Gerontologist 1986;26:516-524.
  234. Goto L, Braun KL. Hawai‘i’s Nursing Home without Walls: An option for continuity of care planners. Coordinator 1986;5(4):14-16.
  235. Braun KL, Vandivort R, Kurren G. Foster family care is a workable option in Hawai‘i. Perspectives on Aging 1985;9(1):18-20,26.
  236. Vandivort R, Kurren G,Braun KL. Foster family care for frail elderly. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 1984;7(4):101-114.
  237. Kurren G, Vandivort R, Braun KL. Foster family care: A quality, cost-effective alternative to nursing home placement. Discharge Planning Update. 1984(1):1-2.
  238. Braun KL, Vandivort R, Kurren G. Loving families adopt frail elderly. Aging. 1983;339:37-38.
  239. Braun KL. Hawai‘i leprosy patients struggle to keep their home. Aging. 1981;315:19-22.

Manuscripts Submitted

  1. Aung B, Mitchell J, Braun KL. Effectiveness of mHealth interventions to increase contraceptive use in low-and middle-income countries: A systematic review” International Journal of Medical Informatics.
  2. Ward T, Lucero JE, Erdei E, Braun KL, et al. Supporting community engagement throughout the Mountain West Clinical Translation Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN). Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.
  3. Butel J, Braun KL, Davis J, Bersmin A, Fleming T, Coleman P, Leon-Guerrero R, Novotny R. Evolving networks to increase collective efficacy and action in the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) trial. International Journal of Community Research and Engagement

Work In Preparation

  1. Burhansstipanov L, Braun, KL. (Eds.) Improving indigenous public health through community-engaged interventions: Stories of success. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.
  2. Mokuau N, Yoshimoto SK, Braun, KL. Hoho`i i ka māno wai (Return to the Source of Life). Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
  3. Dela Cruz, R, Braun KL, Fan V, Novotny R. Effectiveness of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity interventions in the pacific region: A systematic review. Nutrition Reviews.

Editorial Boards, Reviewer

American Family Physician – reviewer
American Journal of Preventive Medicine – reviewer
American Journal of Public Health – reviewer
AAPI Nexus: Policy, Practice, & Community – ed board 2010-
Asian Pacific Journal of Public Health – reviewer
BMC Public Health – reviewer
California Journal of Health Promotion – reviewer
Cancer – reviewer
Clinical and Translational Science – reviewer
Clinical Difference – ed board 1987-1990
Death Studies – reviewer
Ethnicity and Disease – reviewer
Ethnicity and Health – reviewer
Evaluation & the Health Professions – reviewer
Gerontologist – reviewer
Global Health Research and Policy – reviewer
Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health – reviewer
Health & Social Work – consulting editor 1999-2003
Health Education Research – reviewer
Home Health Services Quarterly – ed board 2004-2014
Hulili – reviewer
JAMA – reviewer
Journal of Aging and Development – ed board 2011-2013
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society – reviewer
Journal of Applied Gerontology – reviewer
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology- reviewer
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect – reviewer
Journal of Ethics, Law, and Aging – reviewer
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved – reviewer
Journal for Healthcare Quality – ed board 1990-1993
Journal of Indigenous Social Development
Journal of Native Aging & Health, ed board 2007-2009
Journal of Palliative Care – reviewer
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice – reviewer
Journal of Sociology – reviewer
Journal of Transcultural Nursing – reviewer
Lancet – reviewer
Lancet-Oncology – reviewer
Pacific Health Dialog – reviewer; guest ed 2004
Patient Education and Counseling – reviewer
Phys & Occ Therapy in Geriatrics – ed board 1989-2014
Preventing Chronic Disease – reviewer
Progress in Comm Hlth Partnerships –guest ed 2008,2014
Psycho-Oncology – reviewer
Public Health Reports – reviewer
Research in Aging – reviewer
Social Science and Medicine – reviewer
Translational Behavioral Medicine – ed board since 2015

Books Reviews in National Journals

  1. Braun KL. (2007). Review of Health Change in the Asia Pacific Region: Biocultural and Epidemiological Approaches. Edited by Ryutaro Ohtsuka and Stanley J. Ulijaszek. For Anthropological Science. 115: 233.
  2. Braun KL. (2004). Review of Aging and Adult Development in the Developing World: Applying Western Theories and Concepts by Frank E. Eyetsemitan and James T. Gire for the Journal of Women and Aging. 16 (3/4): 181-182.
  3. Braun KL. (1993). Review of Practice Pattern Analysis: A Tool for Continuous Improvement of Patient Care Quality by the American Hospital Association for Journal of Healthcare Quality, 15(2):45.
  4. Braun KL (1993). Review of The Physician’s Leaders Guide edited by J.T. Lord for Journal of Healthcare Quality, 15(4):41.
  5. Braun KL(1992). Review of Measuring and Managing Healthcare Quality: Procedures, Techniques, and Protocols by N. Goldfield, M Pine, J Pine for the Journal of Healthcare Quality, 14(4):61.
  6. Braun KL, Takeuchi J. Review of Home Care for the Elderly, by J. Portnow and M. Hourmann for Geriatric Medicine Today 1988;7(1):117.

Technical Reports

1. Browne CB, Braun KL, Mokuau N, Ka‘opua LS, Higuchi P. Listening to the voices of nā kūpuna and `ohana caregivers in Hawai‘i: Discussions on aging, health, and well-being, Honolulu: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ha Kūpuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work. 2011.
2. Mokuau N, Braun KL, Daniggelis E. Ku Me Ka ‘Ohana: Stand tall with families. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, 2011.
3. Braun KL, Mokuau N, Browne C, Life expectancy, morbidity, and health practices of Native Hawaiian elders: A review of Hawai‘i surveillance data. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work 2010.
4. Park CB, Braun KL. Tottori C, Horiuchi B, Onaka A. Life tables by ethnic group in Hawai‘i, 2000. R & S Report, issue no. 65. Honolulu, HI: Department of Health. 2010.
5. ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network. Eliminating disparities in clinical trials: Hawai‘i report. Honolulu, HI: Papa Ola Lokahi 2009. (authored by Braun KL, Tsark J).
6. Leslie J, Hughes C, Laronal K, Hirao M, Tsark J, Braun KL. Designing healthy worksites to improve Native Hawaiian health. Honolulu, HI: Papa Ola Lokahi, 2009.
7. Browne C, Choy L, Mokuau N, Braun KL. Assessing the health and long-term care needs of Native Hawaiian elders and caregivers: Results from key informant interviews in Hawai‘i. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i School of Social Work, 2008.
8. Executive Office on Aging. Assessment of service delivery needs and long-term strategic planning for Kupuna Care: A report to the 24th Legislature of Hawai‘i. Honolulu, HI: Executive Office on Aging, 2007. (authored by Browne C, Braun KL)
9. Look M, Yang H, Paloma D, Braun KL, Onaka A, & Horiuchi, B. Native Hawaiian mortality study: Cancer focus. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, John A. Burns School of Medicine, 2005.
10. Fujita R, Braun KL, Hughes C. Improving Native Hawaiian health, fitness, and diet: Expanding on lessons learned. Prepared for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 2003.
11. Cheang M, Braun KL. Paraprofessionals in aging program: An active-learning curriculum. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging 2003.
12. Braun KL. Evaluation of Kokua Mau, a coalition to improve end-of-life care in Hawai‘i. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 2002.
13. Braun KL, McBride, M. Distance education: A brief bibliography. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 2002.
14. Zir A., Braun KL. The complete life. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 2002.
15. Cheang M, Braun KL. Senior volunteers as assets: A statewide survey. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 2001.
16. Koijane J, Braun, KL, Crocker J. End-of-life care: An aging network issue advocacy guide and resource kit. Honolulu, HI: Executive Office on Aging, 2001.
17. Karel H, Braun KL, Tanji V. Baby boomer data book: Hawai‘i 2000. Honolulu, HI: Executive Office on Aging, 2000.
18. Zir A, Braun KL. Care of the dying. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 2000.
19. Zir A, Braun KL. Care of the bereaved. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 2000.
20. Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center Team. Community assessment guide. Honolulu, HI: Papa Ola Lokahi, 1999.
21. Braun KL. Surveying community attitudes towards end-of-life decision making. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 1998.
22. Kayashima R, Braun KL. End-of-life choices and the ministry of caregiving: A handbook of educational activities & resources for churches/temples. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 1997.
23. Browne C, Braun KL. What happens to frail elders and their family caregivers when a case management program closes? Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai‘i School of Social Work and Center on Aging at the School of Public Health, 1997.
24. Yang H, Braun KL, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Life expectancy in the state of Hawai‘i: 1980 and 1990 Office of Health Status Monitoring, R & S Report, Issue 63. Honolulu: Hawai‘i Department of Health, 1996
25. Nichols R, Braun KL. Death and dying in five Asian and Pacific Islander cultures: A preliminary study. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging. 1996.
26. Yatabe S, Koseki L, Braun KL.. Asian and Pacific Island elders: An educational training module. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 1996.
27. Braun KL., Yatabe S. Enhancement of gerontology training and education with emphasis on Asian and Pacific Island populations: Final report. Honolulu, University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 1996.
28. Look M., Braun KL. A mortality study of the Hawaiian people: 1910-1990. Honolulu: The Queen’s Health System, 1995.
29. Derrickson J, Maeda I, Braun KL. Eating better for less: Project evaluation report. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. 1995.
30. Braun KL. Youth to Youth In Health: An assessment of a peer education program for primary health care in the Marshall Islands. Majuro: Ministry of Health and Environment, 1994.
31. Braun KL, Bischoff WR. Tailoring an Area Agencies on Aging’s database of older adults for improved needs assessment, planning, program monitoring, and evaluation Hilo, HI: Hawai‘i County Office on Aging,1993.
32. Schumacher-Mukai C, Braun, KL, Lenzer A. Elder abuse/neglect in Hawai‘i: A statewide survey. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 1990.
33. Sumarnap C, Braun KL. Annotated bibliography of gerontological publications and media: Hawai‘i and the Pacific Basin Islands (1980-1989). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, 1990.
34. Braun KL, Fox-Goldstein J, Hormann-Schaefer P. Everything you ever wanted to know about group respite: Programming for dementia. Honolulu: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 1989.
35. Braun KL, Kaku J. The Maluhia Day Hospital Program: A five-year report. Honolulu: Department of Health, 1987.
36. Braun et al. Community Care Program annual reports. Honolulu: The Queen’s Medical Center, 1983-1987.
37. Kreig A, Braun KL, Seely M. Final Report of the Long-Term Care Task Force. Honolulu: Health and Community Services Council, 1979.
38. Braun KL, Wilson P. Report of the Mountain Regional Secretariat for Goiter Prevention. Baguio City, Philippines: Benguet Provincial Government, 1978.

Other Scholarly Products

1. Questions To Ask When You or Someone You Love Has Cancer (2012). 34-page booklet of questions to ask your doctor when you have cancer. Developed under a grant to Papa Ola Lokahi from the National Cancer Institute.
2. ‘Imi Hale Cancer Awareness Brochure Series (2006). Six color brochures targeting Native Hawaiians on prevention and screening recommendations for cervical, colorectal, oral, prostate, skin, and testicular cancer. Developed under a grant to Papa Ola Lokahi from the National Cancer Institute.
3. The Complete Life Series (2004, 2007, 2011). Five 20-page booklets on end-of-life issues developed for family caregivers and distributed to State Units and Area Agencies on Aging in 50 states. Funded by the National Caregiver Support Program, U.S. Administration on Aging. Reprinted by ‘Imi Hale Cancer Network 2007 and 2011. Reprinted in Japanese by Yamaguchi Prefectural University. Downloadable free from: www.imihale.org.
o Advanced Care Planning: Making Choices Known
o Planning Ahead: Funeral and Memorial Services
o Preparing to Say Good-bye: Care for the Dying
o When Death Occurs: What to Do When a Loved One Dies (reprinted in Death and Dying Sourcebook, 2nd Edition, Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2006.)
o Help for the Bereaved: The Healing Journey
4. Skin Cancer Prevention Public Service Announcements. (1998). Four 30-second television PSAs promoting skin cancer prevention. Copyright held by the Hawai‘i Department of Health. Re-aired in 2009 by the Hawai‘i Dermatology Association.
National Awards: 1998 Aesculapius Award, Health Improvement Institute
-Certificate of Merit for the “Sunburn Zone” PSA
-Certificate of Appreciation for the “Tourist Skin Cancer” PSA
5. “Anti-Fraud” Public Service Announcements. (1997). Two 30-second television PSAs warning seniors to watch out for fraud. Copyright held by the Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging.
6. Helping Families Understand Alzheimer’s Disease, Part 2. (1996). Three 10-minute videos for Vietnamese, Ilocano, and Native Hawaiian audiences on taking an elder with dementia symptoms to a physician for diagnosis and help. Copyright held by the Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging.
7. Who’s Abusing Who (1996). Training materials on elder abuse and neglect prevention targeting nurse aides in Hawai‘i. Components include: 1) a 20-minute video drama; 2) four 60-minute, interactive, teleconferences; and 3) a booklet with training
outlines. Copyright held by Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging.
8. Growing Old In a New Age. (1993). A 13-hour telecourse on aging purchased by over 200 colleges/libraries and by TV New Zealand, licensed in 1993-94 by over 60 U.S. colleges, and shown in 1993-94 by over 80 television stations across the country. Copyright held by the University of Hawai‘i and Annenberg/CPB. Relicensed in 2004. Programs:
1. Myths and Realities of Aging
2. How the Body Ages
3. Maximizing Physical Potential
4. Love, Intimacy, and Sexuality
5. Learning and Memory
6. Intellect, Personality, Mental Health
7. Social Roles & Relationships
8. Family & Intergenerat’l Relationships
9. Work, Retirement, & Economic Status
10. Illness and Disability
11. Dying, Death, and Bereavement
12. Societal and Political Aspects of Aging
13. The Future of Aging
National Awards:
-1994 National Educational Film and Video Awards
-Bronze Apple for “How the Body Ages”
-Silver Apple for “Learning, Memory, and Speed of Behavior”
-1994 Retirement Research Foundation Owl Award
-Special Achievement for 13-Part Series
-1993 Retirement Research Foundation Owl Award
-Honorable mention for “Illness and Disability”
-1993 Mature Market Resource Center Awards
-Gold Medal for “Dying, Death, and Bereavement”
-Silver Medal for “Social Roles and Relationships in Old Age”
-3 and 1/2 Stars, The Video Librarian
Local Award: -1994 Nalima Kokua Award, Hawai‘i-Pacific Gerontological Society
9. Helping Families Understand Alzheimer’s Disease. (1993). Ten-minute outreach videos on Alzheimer’s developed for Asian/Pacific Islander American groups (Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, and Vietnamese) distributed to State Units on Aging and Alzheimer’s Assn chapters in 50 states. Copyright held by Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging.
10. HealthScope (1993). A 10-week series of television programs and outreach on preventive health, broadcast on Hawai‘i NBC Affiliate during Summer 1993, reaching 50,000 viewers per week. Programs on breast cancer, diabetes, skin cancer, asthma, pregnancy, heart disease, sexually transmitted diseases, cancer, substance abuse, and getting healthy/staying healthy. Copyright held by KHON and Chris Conybeare Productions.
National Recognition: Selected by American Medical Association and American Public Health Association as one of 20 examples of collaboration between the two fields; featured in monograph In Sickness and in Health: The Evolving Relationship Between Medicine and Public Health disseminated to 200,000 professionals in 1997. Abstracted in Lasker, Abramson, & Freedman. (Eds.) Pocket Guide to Cases of Medicine & Public Health Collaboration, pp. 66-67. New York: Academy of Medicine.
Local Award: 1994 Distinguished Reporting Award from the Hawai‘i Medical Association

CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL

Hosted International Conferences and Invited International Presentations

  1. Braun KL (invited keynote). Gender equality can increase belongingness of men and women. Sustainable Develop Goals and Belongingness Conference. New Delhi, India, May 20.
  2. Braun KL (invited keynote). Technology and active aging. Technology and Care Conference. Busan, Korea, October 19.
  3.  Braun KL (invited speaker). The importance of reciprocal social support for active aging and human rights. World Form on Human Rights Cities. Gwangju, Korea, September 19.
  4. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Active aging in Asia. Active Aging Conference and Expo, Jakarta. Jul 19.
  5. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Active aging in Asia. 1ST International Respati Health Conference for Healthy and Active Ageing. Yogyakarta, Jul 19.
  6. Braun KL. (invited speaker). US policies on aging. Golden Age Society Conference, Hong Kong, Jan 18.
  7. Braun, KL. (invited speaker). Aging and lifestyle issues in Hawai‘i. Health and Lifestyle Conference, Saitama, Japan, Oct 17.
  8. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Community-based strategies for reduction of health disparities. Korean Society for Equity in Heath and Nursing Science Research Institute of Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, Oct 16.
  9. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Life-time health promotion for aging, 25th Anniversary Catholic University Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul, Korea, Oct 16.
  10. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Bridging the gap from research to practice. Korean Society of Preventive Medicine, Gyeongju, Korea, Oct 16.
  11. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Age friendly city policies over the life course. 10th Anniversary Busan Social Welfare Development Institute Conference. Busan, Korea, Oct 16.
  12. Braun KL (invited symposium speaker). Bridging the gap from research to practice: Community-based and translational research. Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 16.
  13. Braun KL (invited symposium speaker). Best practices for active aging in Asia and the US. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, May 16.
  14. Braun KL (invited keynote). The Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific. 10th Anniversary Conference on Active Aging, Fukuoka, Japan, Mar 16.
  15. Braun KL (invited keynote). Diet and lifestyle issues in Hawai‘i. International Symposium on Health and Lifestyle, Saitama, Japan, Jan 15.
  16. Braun KL (invited panelist). Active aging in the context of chronic disease. Gerontological Society of Singapore, Mar 14.
  17. Braun KL (invited keynote). The future of active ageing. Fukuoka Care Conference. Fukuoka, Japan, Dec 13.
  18. Braun KL (invited keynote). Best practices for active ageing from Asia Pacific. 15th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors. Sydney, Australia. Nov 13.
  19. Braun KL (invited keynote). View of social contribution in active ageing. International Symposium on Older People’s Contribution to Society; Korea Gerontological Society. Seoul, Korea, Jun 13.
  20. Braun KL (invited presidential symposium). Productive ageing initiatives in Asia: Best practices from Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Indonesia. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Conference. Seoul, Korea, Jun 13.
  21. Braun KL (invited keynote). Anti-aging from the perspective of active aging. Eighth Active Ageing Consortium Asia Pacific (ACAP) Conference: Citizens’ orientation to anti-aging. Busan, Korea, Jun 13.
  22. Braun KL (invited keynote). The new face of active ageing. Seventh Active Ageing Consortium Asia Pacific (ACAP) Conference. Kitakyushu, Japan, Nov 12.
  23. Braun KL (invited speaker). Expanding work and volunteer opportunities for older adults in the face of global aging. First World Congress on Healthy Aging. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Mar 12.
  24. Braun KL (invited speaker). The role of elder-friendly communities in active aging, Southeast Asian Countries and ACAP Meeting on Designing Age Friendly Communities to Enhance Aging in Place, Bali, Indonesia, Oct 11.
  25. Braun KL (invited speaker). Active aging in Asia Pacific: An important concept for the 21th century. Annual Meeting of the Indonesia Academy of Sciences on the Population Aging Explosion: Opportunities and Challenges, Bali, Indonesia, Oct 11.
  26. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Age-friendly primary care (symposium). Fukuoka 2010 Active Aging Conference. Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan, Oct 10.
  27. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Active aging means equality for women across the life course. Family Support Center, Busan City Government, Busan, Korea, Oct 10.
  28. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Systems change in Hawai‘i to embed evidence-based health promotion programs in service organizations. International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, May 10.
  29. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Work-ability in Active Ageing framework. International Symposium on Ageing and Work Ability. Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct 2009.
  30. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Centenarian studies in the US and Hawai‘i. Japan-Korea-Hawai‘i Joint Forum on New Centenarian Studies: Towards Active Aging. Yamaguchi, Japan, Jan 09.
  31. Braun KL, Tomioka M. (invited speaker). Active aging health promotion programs in Hawai‘i and the US. International Conference on the Development of Old Age Programs. Shanghai, China, Sept 08.
  32. Braun KL, Browne C. (invited speaker). Filipino caregivers and care options in Hawaii. Kyushu University Transnational Care Studies Workshop. Fukuoka, Japan, Mar 08.
  33. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Promoting senior health. Asian Aging Business Center conference, Fukuoka, Japan, Mar 08.
  34. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Roles of the aged as social resource in response to an aging society. International Conference on Aging and Employment, Gyeongju, Korea, Oct 07.
  35. Braun KL. (invited speaker). Building healthy cities for active aging. Third International Conference on Active Aging in Asia Pacific. Namhae, Korea, May 07.
  36. Braun KL. (invited moderator). Healthy aging and the internet. Third International Conference on Active Aging in Asia Pacific. Namhae, Korea, May 07.
  37. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Toward active aging in Asia and Pacific. Keynote presented at symposia in Fukuoka, Japan (Oct 9), Busan, Korea (Oct 11), and Shanghai, China (Oct 13). Hosted by the East Asia Collaborative for Gerontology, Oct 06.
  38. Braun KL. (invited keynote). Training teachers of gerontology in Thailand. Hosted by Ranong Community College, Surat Thani, Thailand, Mar 06.
  39. Braun KL et al. (organizer). International Conference on Active Aging in Asia Pacific: Showcasing Best Practices. University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, Honolulu, HI, Mar 2006
  40.  Braun KL. (invited speaker). Building a university center on aging to prepare for the aging tsunami. Kyushu University, Mar 05.
  41. Braun KL. (invited speaker). International collaborations in gerontology. Kyushu University, Mar 05.
  42. Braun KL. et al. (organizer). International Conference on Elder Tourism. University of Hawai‘i, Center on Aging, Honolulu, HI, Jun 2000.

Refereed Papers, Posters, and Roundtables at National and International Conferences

  1. Braun KL, Tsark JU, Kaholokula JK. Best practices in building community trust for research. RCMI Translational Science Meeting. Washington, DC. Dec 19.
  2. Braun KL, Browne C, MuneokaS, Terada T, BurrageR, Wu YY, Mokuau, N. Migration and resilience in Native Hawaiian elders: A qualitative Study. American Public Health Association (APHA). Philadelphia, PA, Nov 19.
  3. Aldridge C, Adamsen C, Braun KL, Browne C, Lewis J. Building on cultural and community strengths for programming. 2019 National Title VI Training & Technical Assistance Conference. Minneapolis, MN. Aug 19.
  4. Browne C, Braun KL, Adamson C, Curley L, Morgan R. Shinn S. Native elders: Building on cultural and community strengths for program development and evaluation. American Society on Aging (ASA). New Orleans, CA. Mar 19.
  5. Tomioka M, Braun KL, Wu, YY. Longitudinal evidence of improved physical performance in adults enrolled in Enhance®Fitness. American increase program attractiveness Public Health Association (APHA). San Diego, CA. Nov 18.
  6. Braun KL, Adamson C, Bluehouse R, Morgan R. Tailoring programs to new populations: Techniques to and impact. American Society on Aging (ASA). San Francisco, CA. Mar 18.
  7. Braun KL. Addressing challenges & measuring impact: best practices in community-engaged research from Hawai’i. RCMI Translational Science Meeting. Washington, DC. Nov 17.
  8. Browne C, Braun KL. National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. Title VI ACL Meeting. Mystic Lake, MN. Sept 17
  9. Braun KL, Ogawa T, Han DH, Kay T, Tsien T, Conybeare C. Symposium: Community care policies and programs in Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), San Francisco, CA. July 17.
  10. Browne C, Braun KL, Mokuau N, Ka‘opua L, Kim BJ. Meeting the needs of the underserved: strength-based techniques to inform policy and programming. IAGG, San Francisco, CA. July 17.
  11. Braun KL, Browne C, Furlow N, Carter P. Listening to the underserved. Techniques for gathering information to improve programming. American Society on Aging (ASA). Chicago, IL. Mar 17.
  12. Browne C, Braun KL, Furlow N, Carter P. Conducting research with native elders and families to improve practice. ASA. Washington, DC. Mar 16.
  13. Hagiwara M, Braun KL, Sentell TL. Measuring racial discrimination in Hawaii’s Chuukese community: A systematic literature review. American Public Health Association (APHA). Chicago, IL. Nov 15.
  14. Braun KL, Ogawa T, Han DH, Kay T, Rahardjo TB. Aging-resilient communities in Asia-Pacific. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Chiang Mai, Thailand, Oct 15.
  15. Braun KL, Browne CV. Writing winning abstracts and executive summaries in gerontology. ASA. Chicago, IL, Mar 15.
  16. Browne CV, Braun KL. Recruitment and retention of diverse elders in your research. ASA. Chicago, IL, Mar 15.
  17. Braun KL, Browne C, Tomioka M. Conducting needs assessments with minority elders. ASA. San Diego, CA, Mar 14.
  18. Braun KL. Describing and evaluating cancer patient navigation: Lessons learned from programs at four health centers in Hawai‘i. APHA, Boston, Nov 13.
  19. Tomioka M, Ah Cook V, Wertin K, Compton M, Braun KL. Improving behavioral and clinical indicators in older adults with diabetes: Findings from a community-clinic-based program. APHA. Nov 13. (Winner of Erickson Foundation Award for Excellence in Research)
  20. Sentell T, Zhang W, Davis J, Baker KK, Braun KL. A multilevel analysis of community and individual health literacy to self-reported health status. APHA, Boston, Nov 13.
  21. Sentell T, Dela Cruz MR, Heo HH, Braun KL. Health literacy, health communication challenges, and cancer screening among rural Native Hawaiian and Filipino women. APHA, Boston, Nov 13.
  22. Braun KL, Browne C, Ka‘opua L, Kim BJ, Mokuau N. Research traditions informing inquiry on indigenous elders. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) Conference. Seoul, Korea, Jun 13.
  23. Braun KL, Browne CV, Tomioka M. Conducting focus groups with minority elders. ASA. Chicago, IL, Mar 13.
  24. Tomioka MT, Compton M, Ah Cook V, Wertin K, Braun KL. Successful model of collaboration: Improving diabetes self-management behaviors and clinical measures. ASA. Chicago, IL, Mar 13.
  25. Tomioka T, Ah Cook V, Wertin K, Compton M, Braun KL. Improving diabetes self-management behaviors and clinical measures in indigenous and minority adults at community health center program. APHA, San Francisco, Oct 12.
  26. Mitchell-Box K, Braun KL. Increasing breastfeeding through male partner-focused interventions: A systematic review. APHA, San Francisco, Oct 12.
  27. Mitchell-Box K, Braun KL. What do fathers really think about breastfeeding? Implications for a theory-based intervention. APHA, San Francisco, Oct 12.
  28. Braun KL. Health promotion programs in Hawai‘i. First World Congress on Healthy Aging. Kuala Lumpur, Mar 12.
  29. Browne C, Braun KL, Mokuau N. Designing and conducting qualitative research methods with ethnic minority elders. ASA. Washington, DC, Mar 12.
  30. Braun KL. Addressing the continuum of cancer control in diverse communities: Tasks of lay patient navigators, Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Boston, Nov 11.
  31. Boyd JK, Braun KL. Pathway out of poverty: A values-based curriculum to improve long-term outcomes of underrepresented students. APHA. Washington DC, Oct 11.
  32. Tomioka, M, Braun KL. Theory-driven framework for organizational success at adapting and sustaining EnhanceFitness. ASA. San Francisco, Apr 11.
  33. Braun KL, Tsark JT. High and low-tech ways to reach the community. APHA. Denver, Nov 10.
  34. Braun KL, Tsark JT. If it’s community based research, shouldn’t it be based in the community? APHA. Denver, Nov 10.
  35. Braun KL, Browne C, Mokuau N. Health disparities among elders in Hawai‘i. APHA, Denver, Nov 10.
  36. Braun KL, Ogawa T, Han DH, Nam HE, Rahardjo TB. Active Aging in Asia (symposium). International Federation on Ageing, Melbourne, Australia, May 10.
  37. Braun KL, Compton M, Tanoue L,Tomioka M. Creating sustainable evidence-based programs for ethnically diverse communities ASA. Chicago, IL, Mar 10.
  38. Braun KL, Whitelaw N, Cox D, Gottfried L, Ory M, Tilly J. Getting to the nitty-gritty: Replicating healthy aging programs across the US (Symposium). GSA, Atlanta, GA, Nov 09.
  39. Braun KL, Browne C, Mokuau N. Ethnic disparities in longevity and old-age profiles in Hawai‘i. GSA, Atlanta, GA, Nov 09.
  40. Boyd J, Braun KL. Living-wage, living healthy-A nursing pathway program for Native Hawaiians and other vulnerable groups to restore self-sustainability. APHA, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 09
  41. Sy A. Duquez E, Braun KL. Community based participatory research to investigate smoking among Filipina girls in Hawai`i. APHA, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 09.
  42. Braun KL, Compton M, Tanoue L, Tomioka M. Adapting evidence-based programs for minorities. ASA. Las Vegas, NV, Mar 09.
  43. Matsui M, Braun KL. Japanese-American’s view of end-of-life and values. GSA. National Harbor, MD, Nov 08.
  44. Braun KL, Tomioka M. Ensuring participant retention and fidelity assessment. GSA, National Harbor, MD, Nov 08.
  45. Browne C, Braun KL, Mokuau N. Ola Pono Na Kupuna: Adversities and resiliencies in the lives of native elders. GSA, National Harbor, MD, Nov 08.
  46. Wilson P, Braun KL. Useful interactive strategic planning tools for non-profit evaluators. American Evaluation Association (AEA), Denver, CO, Nov 08.
  47. Fuller T, Lewis K, Braun KL. Real-world strategies for adapting and evaluating science-based adolescent pregnancy and STD/HIV prevention programs. AEA, Denver, CO, Nov 08.
  48. Allison A, Braun KL, Tsark J. Cancer patient navigators — An ancillary service to improve minority cancer care. APHA, San Diego, CA, Oct 08.
  49. Clark J, Braun KL, DuBrall-Tudella D. Adapting a pregnancy prevention curriculum for Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders. APHA, San Diego, CA, Oct 08.
  50. Allison A, Braun KL. Developing curriculum options for cancer patient navigation. Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC). Washington, DC, Apr 08.
  51. Braun KL, Tomioka M, Pendleton N, Reyes J, Tanoue L, Compton M. Choosing and implementing evidence-based programs for seniors: A case study from Hawai‘i. ASA. Washington, DC, Mar 08.
  52. Thompson D, Braun KL. Cancer patient navigation. How to build a successful program (4-hour workshop). American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Irvine, CA, Feb 08.
  53. Choy L, Mokuau N, Browne C, Braun KL. Establishing Ha Kupuna: the National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. GSA, San Francisco, Nov 07
  54. Browne C, Braun KL. Population aging, globalization, and women’s migration: Impact on the long-term care workforce. GSA, San Francisco, Nov 07
  55. Braun KL, Tomioka M, Kidani S. Implementing evidence-based programs: A six-step protocol for assuring replication with fidelity. AEA, Baltimore, MD, Nov 07.
  56. Braun KL, Dang K, Tsark J. A community-provider partnership to train cancer patient navigators for Native Hawaiians: Lessons learned. APHA, Nov 07.
  57. Boyd J, Braun KL. Supports and barriers to physical activity engagement for Native Hawaiian junior college students. APHA, Washington, DC, Nov 07.
  58. Braun KL. Social engagement of older adults in Hawai‘i. 8th Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Beijing, China, Oct 07
  59. Braun KL. Cross-cultural mentorship. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Portland. Mar 07.
  60. Browne C, Braun KL. Globalization and gender migration: Implications for the education of the long-term care workforce. AGHE, Portland, Mar 07.
  61. Braun KL, Conybeare C. Growing Old in a New Age: Updating the telecourse for the 21st century. AGHE. Portland, Mar 07.
  62. Matsui M, Braun KL, Karel H. Comparison of end-of-life preferences between Japanese and Japanese-American elders GSA, Dallas, Nov 06.
  63. Braun KL. Choosing indicators that satisfy the community as well as the funders – Lessons from evaluating a program to build health-seeking and research capacity among native peoples, AEA, Portland, OR, Nov 06.
  64. Hensley M, Sharrock G, Wilson P, Braun, K. The case for joint evaluation: An example from Niger. AEA, Portland, OR, Nov 06.
  65. Braun KL, Archamphu J. Meeting the growing need for gerontologists: An example from Thailand. International Federation on Ageing (IFA) 8th Global Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, Jun 06.
  66. Braun KL. Investing in international gerontology training: An example from Thailand. ASA, Anaheim, CA. Mar 06.
  67. Braun KL, Tomioka M, Kidani S, Colmanares J, Sasaki P. Investing in evaluation: Applying the logic model to evaluation of Hawai‘i’s Healthy Aging Project. ASA, Anaheim, CA, Mar 06.
  68. Braun KL. Moving from disciplinary to interdisciplinary to multidisciplinary in end-of-life teaching and research (symposium). GSA, Orlando, Nov 05.
  69. Braun KL, Karel H, Zir A. Enhancing care for Hawai‘i’s ohana. Annual Alzheimer’s Grantee Meeting, DC, Nov 04.
  70. Zir A, Braun KL. Improving end-of-life care in nursing homes. GSA, DC, Nov 04.
  71. Braun KL, Fujita R, Kreider D, Sorrell R. Evaluating a program to reduce risk of elder abuse/neglect. GSA, DC, Nov 04.
  72. Braun KL, Tsark J. Developing Native Hawaiian researchers. Spirit of Eagles Conference, Phoenix, Sept 04.
  73. Braun KL. Research challenges with marginalized populations. ASA, San Francisco, Apr 04.
  74. Karel H, Zir A, Braun KL. End-of-life education for families. ASA, San Francisco, Apr 04.
  75. Fong M, Braun KL, Chang M. Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and disclosure of results from genetic research. Intercultural Cancer Council, Washington, DC, Mar 04.
  76. Yee B, Braun KL, Mokuau N, Browne C. Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander elders in the US. GSA, San Diego, Nov 03.
  77. Braun KL. Improving end-of-life knowledge, attitudes, and practices among Asian, Pacific Islander, and Caucasian family caregivers. GSA, San Diego, Nov 03.
  78. Ka‘ano‘i M, Fong M, Braun KL. Improving colorectal cancer screening among Native Hawaiians. American Public Health Association (APHA), San Francisco, Nov 03.
  79. Braun KL, Tsark J. Engaging Native Hawaiian cancer survivors in research. APHA, San Francisco, Nov 03.
  80. Zir A, Braun KL. Developing end-of-life training materials for family and paraprofessional caregivers. ASA, Chicago, Mar 03.
  81. Braun KL. University innovations in end-of-life teaching, research, and service [Symposium]. GSA, Boston, Nov 02.
  82. Browne C, Braun KL, et al. Evaluation of a multi-site geriatric social work curricula development project. GSA, Boston, Nov 02.
  83. Cheang M, Braun KL. Increasing levels of volunteering among older adults. International Federation on Ageing 6th Global Conference. Perth, Australia, Oct 02.
  84. Braun KL. Do Americans support physician assisted death? ASA, Denver, Apr 02.
  85. Braun KL, Mackura G. Factors impacting cancer survival among Native Hawaiians. Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) Biennial Conference, Washington, DC, Feb 02.
  86. Braun KL. Kokua Mau: A multilevel approach to improving end-of-life care in Hawai‘i. GSA, Chicago, Nov 01.
  87. Zir A, Braun KL. Training ordinary people to help care for the dying and the bereaved. GSA, Chicago, Nov 01.
  88. Kayashima R, Braun KL. Examining variance in support for assisted death among physicians, patients, and the general public. GSA, Chicago, Nov 01.
  89. Braun KL, Mackura G. Native Hawaiian cancer survivors: Focus group findings. CDC Cancer Conference, Atlanta, Sep 01.
  90. Braun KL. Ethnicity, attitudes, and support for physician-assisted suicide. World Congress on Aging. Vancouver, Jul 01.80.
  91. Browne C, Braun KL. Ho‘ola ia o na kupuna ‘ihi: Interdisciplinary geriatric social work education. AGHE, San Jose, Feb 01.
  92. Braun KL, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Ethnic variation in end-of-life practices. GSA, Washington, DC, Nov 00.
  93. Kayashima R, Braun KL. Physician survey on end-of-life care. GSA, Washington, DC, Nov 00.
  94. Zir A, Braun KL. Questionable assumptions re: a good death. GSA, Washington, DC, Nov 00.
  95. Nitz K, Seely M, Braun KL. Client satisfaction with Kupuna Care services. ASA, San Diego, Mar 00.
  96. Braun KL, Tanji V, Heck R. Predictors of advance directive completion and support of physician-assisted suicide. GSA, San Francisco, Nov 99.
  97. Gross A, Braun KL. Engaging churches to improve end-of-life care. GSA, San Francisco, Nov 99.
  98. Braun KL, Kroll L, Murakami L. The sunburn zone: Developing and testing a PSA on skin cancer prevention. Prevention 99, Washington DC, Mar 99.
  99. Braun KL, Dubanoski J, Smith S, Kiyak A. Moving distance education into the 21st century. AGHE, St. Louis, Feb 99.
  100. Braun KL. End-of-life decisions: Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist perspectives. [Symposium] GSA, Philadelphia, Nov 98.
  101. Braun KL. Advance directive completion: A comparison of five ethnic groups. GSA, Philadelphia, Nov98.
  102. Braun KL. Cultural values and decision making. GSA, Philadelphia, Nov 98.
  103. Browne C, Braun KL. Caregiver response to closing a geriatric case management program. ASA, San Francisco, Mar 98.
  104. Braun KL, Lenzer A, Roberts E. Combining TV and classroom to teach death and dying. AGHE, Winston-Salem, Feb 98.
  105. Braun KL. Asian and Pacific Islander values: Considerations for healthcare decision-making. GSA, Cincinnati, Nov 97.
  106. Braun KL. Do Hawai‘i residents support physician-assisted death? A comparison of five ethnic groups. GSA, Cincinnati, Nov 97.
  107. Braun KL. Dignified death: A universal concept? GSA, Cincinnati, Nov 97.
  108. Browne C, Braun KL. What happens when a geriatric case management program closes? American Public Health Association (APHA), Indianapolis, Nov 97.
  109. Braun KL, Kayashima R. Death education in churches and temples. APHA, Indianapolis, Nov 97.
  110. Braun KL, Yang H, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Life expectancy by ethnicity. APHA, Indianapolis, Nov 97.
  111. Braun KL, Roberts E. Strategies to enhance learning. AGHE, Boston, MA, Feb 97.
  112. Braun KL. Asian and Pacific Islander views of death and dying. GSA, Washington, DC, Nov 96.
  113. Braun KL, Cusick E, Suzuki K. Developing and testing educational materials for elder abuse. GSA, Washington, DC, Nov 96.
  114. Braun KL, Kerschner H. Using focus groups in research and practice. ASA, Los Angeles, Mar 96.
  115. Braun KL, Sanborn B. How do different cultures view Alzheimer’s disease? ASA, Los Angeles, Mar 96.
  116. Browne C, Braun KL. Culturally linked values on aging and caregiving patterns. ASA, Los Angeles, Mar 96.
  117. Braun KL, Look M, Tsark J. Native Hawaiian mortality rates. GSA, Los Angeles, Nov 95.
  118. Browne C, Braun KL. Cultural values: Variations and effects on informal and formal service use. GSA, Los Angeles, Nov 95.
  119. Braun KL. Vietnamese perceptions of caregiving and dementia. GSA, Los Angeles, Nov 95.
  120. Braun KL, Davis P, et al. Expanding health education training in times of diminishing resources. APHA, San Diego, Oct 95.
  121. Braun KL, Takamura J. Cultural values and health behavior related to Alzheimer’s disease. APHA, San Diego, Oct 95.
  122. Braun KL, Roberts E. Evaluating a telecourse on aging. GSA, Atlanta, Nov 94.
  123. Braun KL, Browne C. Cultural variations in values/perceptions of caregiving, dementia, helpseeking. GSA, Atlanta, Nov 94.
  124. Braun KL, Keju-Johnson, D. Impact of a Marshall Island peer education program. APHA, Washington, DC, Oct 94.
  125. Braun KL, Conybeare, C. HealthScope: A low cost, health education program using commercial television. APHA, Washington, DC, Oct 94.
  126. Braun KL, Principles of TQM: Putting theory into practice. Seminar on bringing quality and cost into balance. Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Jul 94.
  127. Braun KL. Total quality management in healthcare and hospital accreditation: Historical development and present practices. Seminar on Enhancing Access to Quality Care at Reasonable Cost. Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Dec 93.
  128. Dubanoski J, Lenzer A, Braun KL, Roberts E Creating video materials for gerontology. GSA, New Orleans, Nov 93.
  129. Braun KL, Bischoff W. Tailoring an Area Agencies on Aging’s database of older adults for improved needs assessment, planning, program monitoring, and evaluation. GSA, New Orleans, Nov 93.
  130. Braun KL, Sasaki, P, et al. Alzheimer’s outreach materials to expand services to minorities, APHA, San Francisco, Oct 93.
  131. Braun KL, Roberts E, et al. Interactive teaching materials in gerontology. APHA, San Francisco, Oct 93.
  132. Braun KL, Takamura J, et al. Alzheimer’s outreach materials for minority populations, GSA, Washington, DC, Nov 92.
  133. Lenzer A, Dubanoski J, Braun KL, MacLachlan, T., Teaching a telecourse on aging, AGHE, Baltimore, Feb 92.
  134. Lenzer A, Roberts E, Dubanoski, J., Braun KL. Pre-testing a telecourse on aging, GSA, San Francisco, Nov 91.
  135. Braun KL, Lenzer A, Schumacher-Mukai C. Elder abuse and neglect in Hawai‘i, GSA, San Francisco, Nov 91.
  136. Braun KL, How does the structure of research centers affect long-term care research and researchers? GSA, Boston, Nov 90.
  137. Lenzer,A, Braun KL, Rose C. Comparison of over-time caregiver appraisal in users of home care vs. day care. GSA, Boston, Nov 90.
  138. Lenzer A, Dubanoski J, Braun KL.Telecourse: Gerontology education for the 21st century. ASA, San Francisco, Mar 90.
  139. Braun KL. Ethnicity and caregiving: Differential use and response to services. ASA, San Francisco, Mar 90.
  140. Braun KL, Rose C. Path analysis of patient admissions/outcomes in institutional and community long-term care, GSA, Minneapolis, Nov 89.
  141. Braun KL. The role of community services in alleviating caregiver burden. ASA, Washington, DC, Mar 89.
  142. Braun KL. Community resources for Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families. Asia-Pacific Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, Pacific Islands Geriatric Education Center, Honolulu, Mar 88.
  143. Braun KL, Hormann-Schaefer P. Group respite for adults with dementia. Alzheimer’s International Annual Conference. Brisbane, Australia, Sep 88.
  144. Braun KL. Foster family programs in respite and long-term care of frail elders. ASA, San Diego, CA, Mar 88.
  145. Braun KL. Differential use of long-term care services by ethnic Group. Hong Kong Geriatric Society. Hong Kong, Jun 87.
  146. Braun KL. Patient outcomes in three long-term care settings in Honolulu. ASA, Salt Lake City, Mar 87.
  147. Braun KL. Similarities and differences among geriatric patients in three ICF care settings in Hawai’i. APHA, Las Vegas, Sep 86.
  148. Braun KL. Geriatric foster care as a substitute for nursing home placement. ASA, San Francisco, Mar 86.
  149. Braun KL. Geriatric foster care: A 45% cost savings to Medicaid. APHA, Washington, DC, Nov 85.
  150. Braun KL, Vandivort R, Kurren G. Geriatric foster family care. APHA, Anaheim, Nov 84.
  151. Braun KL, Vandivort R, Kurren G. Evaluation of foster family care. APHA, Dallas, Nov 83.

CURRENT RESEARCH SUPPORT

2U54GM104944-06 (Kumar) 09/15/18 – 06/30/23

NIH/NIGMS Mountain West Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network IDeA-CTR.

Purpose: This project supports a network to expand the capacity of 13 partner institutions across seven states to put clinical research into practice to address regional health disparities concerns, including access to care, cancer, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Role: Hawai‘i Site Director for the Community Engagement and Outreach Core

U1QHP28729 (Wen) 07/01/19-06/30/24

Health Resources and Services Administration Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program at UH Manoa

Purpose: To increase geriatric and dementia-care skills of physicians and other providers. Role: Evaluator

#90OI0006/01 (Browne) 07/01/15-06/30/20

U.S. Administration on Aging Ha Kupuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Aging

Purpose: This project creates and disseminates knowledge to reduce old-age dependency and improve home and community services for Native Hawaiian elders and their caregivers. Role: Co-Investigator

U54MD007584 (Hedges/Mokuau) 07/1/14-04/30/20

NIH/NIMHD RCMI Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure Expansion Hawai‘i -RMATRIX II

Purpose: This project supports research development of minority investigators conducting community based research to reduce health disparities Role: Community Engaged Research Co-Lead

U54MD007601 (Hedges/Mokuau) 09/21/17-06/30/22

NIH/NIMHD Ola HAWAII

Purpose: The project support research development of university and community investigators conducting research to reduce health disparities Role: Community Engagement Core Lead

GRANTS & CONTRACTS AWARDED

Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator

  1. ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, 2010-17
    Grant from the National Cancer Institute ($3,500,000) for infrastructure development. Clayton Chong and I are Co-PIs.
    a. Supplement to promote clinical trials, 2011-2012, $45,000. Funded by NCI.
    b. Supplements to promote colorectal cancer screening, 2011-2012=$47,000. 2012-2013=$45,000. 2013-2014=$65,000. 2014-2015=$65,000. Funded by NCI.
    c. Subcontract from UCONN to test graphic warning labels on cigarette packages with pregnant smokers, 2012-2013, $77,535. Funded by FDA to Yale to UCONN to UH to Imi Hale.
    d. Supplement to promote diversity in research (Dennis Nelson-Hurwitz), 2013-2015=$110,000. Funded by NCI.
    e. Supplement to promote diversity in research (Jermy Domingo). 2014-2015. $75,000. Funded by NCI.
    f. Grant to support navigator program development in Hawai‘i hospitals, 2013-2015=$300,000. Funded by the Hawai‘i Cancer Consortium
    g. Supplement to decease cancer disparities, 2015-2017=$300,000. Funded by NCI.
  2. Ho‘okele I Ke Ola: Expanding Cancer Patient Navigation in Hawai‘i Hospitals, 2013-2015
    Contract from Hawai‘i Cancer Consortium to help consortium hospitals meet the Commission on Cancer standards related to cancer patient navigation. ($300,000)
  3. Healthy Aging Project–Empowering Elders Evaluation, 2006-2015
    Contract from the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) via the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) and from CDC via the Department of Health to evaluate replication of evidence-based health promotion programs in 4 counties ($430,000).
  4. Ha Kupuna: National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders. 2006-2015.
    Grant from US AoA ($120,000/year) to develop and disseminate knowledge on Native Hawaiian elders. Noreen Mokuau is PI.
  5. Healthy Aging Project–Empowering Elders Coordination, 2008-2009
    Contract from the US Administration on Aging (AoA) via the Executive Office on Aging (EOA) to coordinate replication of evidence-based health promotion programs in 4 counties ($45,000). Noemi Pendleton is PI.
  6. Make It Your Business Campaign, 2007-2008
    Contract from the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i to market smoking-cessation programs to businesses. ($10,000)
  7. ‘Imi Hale Cancer Network Research Administration. 2005-10
    Grant from the National Cancer Institute (NC)I via Papa Ola Lokahi ($100,000/year for 5 years) to serve as Research Director for ‘Imi Hale—Native Hawaiian Cancer Network. I mentored Native Hawaiians to win the following awards:
    a. Ho‘okele I Ke Ola navigator program. PI: Kathryn Braun. $79,300. Funded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    b. Comprehensive tobacco cessation program for the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems. $150,000. Funded by Hawai‘i’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund.
    c. Assessment to inform programming to increase screening in Hawaiian homesteads. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    d. Testing the feasibility of implementing a VO2-maximizing physical activity program in an elementary school complex. Funded by NCI.
    e. Implementing a comprehensive tobacco cessation program in the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems. $82,240. Funded by American Legacy Foundation.
    f. Building Family Capacity for Hawaiian Women with Breast Cancer: Feasibility Study. $300,000 Funded by Susan G. Komen Foundation.
    g. CBPR inquiry to reduce smoking among Native Hawaiian and Filipino girls. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    h. Helping worksites support healthy eating and physical activity among Native Hawaiians. $130,000. Funded by NCI ($50,000) and Office of Hawaiian Affairs ($80,000).
    i. Supplement to promote diversity in health-related research, 2008-2009. $94,500 Funded by NCI.
    j. Supplement to promote cancer education, 2009-2011. $200,000 Funded by NCI.
    k. Supplement to advance cancer patient navigation, 2009-2011. $495,804 Funded by NCI.
    l. Supplement for colorectal cancer screening plan. 2010-2011. $25,000. Funded by NCI.
    m. Supplement to advance research in HIV and cancer. 2010-2012. $200,000. Funded by NCI.
  8. Appropriate Care for Residents of Nursing Homes. 2002-05
    Grant from the HMSA Foundation ($130,687) to develop, test, and provide training that will improve care provided in nursing home to older adults at the end of life.
  9. Self-Determination in Elder Care. 2002-03
    Contract from the Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging ($60,000) to facilitate move to consumer-directed care.
  10. End-of-Life Caring for Planning for Multi-ethnic Caregivers. 2001-04
    Grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging ($394,277) to develop/test caregiver education to improve attitudes toward hospice, dying at home, and completion/communication of advance directives.
  11. Caregiver Resource Initiative. 2001-05
    Contract from the Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging ($299,000) to assist the aging network develop programs to support family caregivers of the frail elderly, with a goal of preventing/delaying institutionalization.
  12. ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training Network Research Administration. 2000-05
    Grant from NCI via Papa Ola Lokahi ($465,004) to serve as Research Director for ‘Imi Hale—Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training Network. I mentored Native Hawaiian researchers to win the following awards:
    a. Study to compare prognostic factors, stage of diagnosis, and 3-year survival in female breast cancer patients in Hawai‘i across ethnic groups. $50,000 Funded by NCI.
    b. Native Hawaiian research training using the search for bioactive compounds in Hawaiian medicinal plants. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    c. Exploring the feasibility of ho‘oponopono for enhancing adjustment/adaptation to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment among native Hawaiians. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    d. Piloting a multi-component intervention to increase colorectal cancer knowledge and screening among Native Hawaiians. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    e. Developing a program to decrease tobacco use in Native Hawaiians. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    f. Exploring the feasibility of a family (‘ohana) intervention to promote the well-being of families of Native Hawaiian women with breast cancer. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    g. Nasal ciliary function in Hawaiians. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    h. Incorporating physical activity and nutrition education interventions into an after-school program as a method for achieving healthy body weights among elementary school children. $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    i. Developing cancer education brochures that are attractive, readable, and acceptable to Native Hawaiians, $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    J. Working with Samoan churches to design a culturally appropriate church-based intervention to improve cancer screening, $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    k. Examining adolescent cigarette use in Hawai‘i: Implications for prevention and cessation, $50,000. Funded by NCI.
    l. Adapting PACE+ to improve energy balance among Native Hawaiian young adults, $65,000. Funded by NCI.
    m. Improving Native Hawaiian health, fitness and diet: Expanding on lessons learned. $40,000. Funded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
    n. Cultural variations in cancer pain expression and treatment. $23,607. Funded by NCI through the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU).
    o. Native Hawaiian preferences for informed consent and dissemination of results from research using stored biological samples. $25,000. Funded by OHSU
    p. Cancer ‘ohana day intervention on Moloka‘i. $23,000. Funded by OHSU.
  13. Kupuna Care Evaluation, including Client Satisfaction Surveys. 1999-02
    Contract from the Executive Office on Aging ($100,000) to survey satisfaction in service recipients.
  14. Elder Abuse Awareness and Response. 2001-02
    Contracts from the Executive Office on Aging ($46,000) to develop awareness campaign and response system for Hawai‘i.
  15. Seniors as Assets. 2000-01
    Grant from Hawai‘i Community Foundation ($46,000) to survey seniors re: volunteer work and potential. Michael Cheang was PI.
  16. Education/Research in Churches and with Minorities to Improve End-of-Life Care. 1999-01
    Grants from HMSA Foundation, Executive Office on Aging, Project on Death in America (Soros) and UH Research Relations Fund ($300,000) to conduct research and training to improve end-of-life care.
  17. Technical Assistance in Service Development and Tracking. 1999-01
    Contract from the Executive Office on Aging ($115,000) to provide technical assistance to this office and to the Area Agencies re: Kupuna Care and selection/training of its tracking system.
  18. Summer Internship Program in Rehabilitation. 1997-98
    Grant from Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific ($35,000) to coordinate research-related partnerships between public health students and REHAB-based PIs.
  19. Developing Skin Cancer PSAs. 1998
    Contract from Hawai‘i Department of Health ($19,000) to develop four PSA’s on skin cancer prevention.
  20. Secondary Data Analysis of the Baby Boomers. 1997-00
    Contract from the Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging ($20,000) to produce a report on baby boomers.
  21. Surveying Community Attitudes on End-of Life Decision Making. 1997
    Grant from Hawai‘i Community Foundation ($30,000) to interview adults on end-of-life preferences.
  22. Increasing Awareness about Elder Abuse and Neglect. 1997
    Contract from Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging ($23,700) to develop PSAs and conduct training.
  23. Stimulating Church/Temple-Based Discussion on End-of-Life Decision Making. 1996-1997
    Contract from Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research ($9,900) to develop educational strategies on death education.
  24. National Aging Program Information System Training. 1996-99
    Contract from Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging ($124,000) to coordinate database development.
  25. Senior Prescription Drug Education and Outreach Project. 1996-97
    Funding from Hawai‘i Executive Office on Aging and Chamber of Commerce ($15,000) to develop and test educational materials on prescription drugs for older adults.
  26. The Effect of Program Closure on Elderly Clients and Their Caregivers. 1996
    Funding from Hawai‘i Community Foundation ($20,000) to interview former clients of the Project Malama program that closed in 1995, and their caregivers. Colette Browne, DrPH was PI.
  27. Promoting Health among Native Hawaiian Kupuna: A Self-Care Education Program. 1995-96
    Grants from Hawai‘i Community Foundation and the Queen’s Health Systems ($169,797) to develop and test self-care materials for Native Hawaiians. I took over as PI following the death of the prior PI.
  28. Developing Training Materials on Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention. 1995-96
    Grant from Administration on Aging and Straub Foundation ($21,000) to develop/test materials for paraprofessionals providing home and institutional care to older adults.
  29. Enhancement of Gerontology Training/Education: Asian & Pacific Island Populations. 1994-96
    Grant from Administration on Aging ($101,262) to expand courses and training in aging at the University of Hawai‘i. I took over as PI following the death of the prior PI.
  30. University-Community Partnership in Community-Based Public Health Education. 1995
    Grant from U.S. Public Health Service via the University of Illinois ($20,000) to strengthen town-and-gown-partnerships in training health education students and sponsor continuing education events.
  31. Cultural Variations in Response to the Process of Dying and Grieving: A Preliminary Study. 1995
    Grant from University of Hawai‘i Research Relations Committee ($4,500) to support preliminary work on cultural response to dying and grieving among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
  32. Leading Causes of Death and Life Expectancy for Various Ethnic Groups in Hawai‘i. 1995
    Grant from University of Hawai‘i Research & Training Revolving Fund ($5,000) to estimate rates of death and life expectancy.
  33. Cultural Variations in Values on Aging in Later Life. 1994-95
    Grant from University of Hawai‘i Research Relations Committee ($4,000), to identify key cultural values on aging and cultural perceptions of caregiving and helpseeking. Colette Browne, DrPH was PI.
  34. Causes and Rates of Infant and Adult Mortality of Native Hawaiians. 1994-95
    In-kind funding from Straub Foundation and The Queen’s Medical Center ($15,700) to examine causes and rates of death over the century for Hawaiians. Mele Look, MBA was PI.
  35. Assessing “Youth to Youth in Health” 1994
    Grant funded for expenses only by the Marshall Island Ministry of Health to gather community perceptions of a health-based peer-education program for youth. Darlene Keju-Johnson, MPH was PI.
  36. Analyzing and Improving the Older Adult Database for Hawai‘i County. 1993
    Technical Assistance Program grant ($6,500) from Gerontological Society of America to recommend improvements to a database of older adults at the Hawai‘i County Office on Aging.
  37. HealthScope, with Leslie Wilcox. 1993
    Grants from Longs, HMSA, Hawai‘i Medical Association ($50,000) to produce a 10-week series of television programs and outreach on preventive health. Co-I with Chris Conybeare.
  38. Annotated Bibliography of Gerontological Publications: Hawai‘i and the Pacific. 1988-89
    Grant funded by University of Hawai‘i Research Relations Committee ($2,000) to produce an annotated bibliography of publications relevant to local gerontologists.
  39. Testing Activities for Dementia Patients. 1988-89
    Grant from Oceanic Cablevision ($5,000) to test activities appropriate for dementia patients and produce a how-to manual for day care centers serving this clientele.
  40. Testing the Impact of Group Respite Programs for Dementia Patients. 1988-89
    Grant from the National Respite Care Demonstration Program of the Alzheimer’s Association National Office ($6,000) to assess the impact of group respite programs on Oahu.
  41. Role of a Comprehensive Home Care Program in Alleviating Caregiver Burden. 1986-87
    Grant from the Hawai‘i Department of Social Services and Housing ($57,000) for a longitudinal study of a home care program’s impact on caregiver burden.
  42. Maluhia Day Hospital Program Study and Report. 1987
    Contract from Hawai‘i Department of Health ($4,000) to compare characteristics of day health care patients with similarly disabled patients in other settings.
  43. Evaluation of the Nursing Home without Walls Program. 1985-86
    Grant from Hawai‘i Department of Human Services ($71,458) for a longitudinal study comparing patient characteristics and outcomes in Home Without Walls program with those in other settings.
  44. Evaluation of the Community Care Program (extension). 1985-87
    Extension ($101,000) of a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to compare characteristics and outcomes of patients in foster care with those in other settings.

Author/Co-Author and Researcher

  1. Cancer Patient Navigation at Queens, 2010-2013
    Contract from Health Resources & Services Administration ($1,100,000) to expand cancer patient navigation to neighbor islands.
  2. National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Center (NCCCP) at Queens, 2010-2014
    Contract from National Cancer Institute ($4,400,000) to improve cancer care at The Queen’s Medical Center.
  3. Sustaining Healthy Aging, 2008-2010
    Grant from National Council on Aging ($300,000) to sustain evidence-based chronic disease self management program in Hawai‘i. Noemi Pendleton is PI.
  4. Healthy Aging Project – Empowering Elders, 2006-2012
    Grants from the U.S. Administration on Aging ($1,300,000) to replicate evidence-based healthy aging programs for older adults in Hawai‘i. Noemi Pendleton is PI.
  5. ‘Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network, 2005-10
    Grant from the National Cancer Institute ($4,500,000) for infrastructure development. Clayton Chong is PI.
  6. Sage Watch, 2000-02
    Grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging ($300,000) for Hawai‘i Medicare Fraud Patrol. Marilyn Seely was PI.
  7. Community Partnerships for Improving End-of-Life Care, 1999-02
    Grant from the RWJF ($450,000) to fund coalition-driven activities and policy change to improve end-of-life care in the state of Hawai‘i. Marilyn Seely was PI.
  8. Eating Better for Less: Evaluation of Educational Strategies for Food Stamp Recipients, 1993-95.
    Grant from the USDA ($62,194) to compare knowledge gains associated with 3 educational strategies. Joda Derrickson was PI.
  9. Elder Abuse/Neglect Evaluation, 1989-90.
    Contract from Hawai‘i Department of Human Services ($50,000) to assess elder abuse services and develop a decision tree for case management. Anthony Lenzer was PI.
  10. Evaluation of the Community Care Program: Quality and Cost Effectiveness, 1982-85.
    Grant from Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation ($175,000) to longitudinally compare characteristics and outcomes of patients in foster and nursing homes. Rita Vandivort was PI.

Researcher/Evaluator on Grant

  1. Cancer Patient Navigation Demonstration Project. 2010-2012 (Debbie Ishihara-Wong is PI)
    Cooperative Agreement from HRSA to The Queen’s Medical Center ($1,200,000) to build cancer patient navigation programs in 3 rural island hospitals (Hilo, Maui, Moloka`i).
  2. ‘Imi Hale Cancer Network Research Administration. 2005-10 (Clayton Chong was PI)
    Cooperative Agreement from NCI to Papa Ola Lokahi ($5,000,000) to increase cancer control activities and research savvy among Native Hawaiians.
  3. Asian Pacific Islander Youth Violence Prevention Program, 2005-2009 (Earl Hishinuma is PI)
    Grant from CDC ($4,000,000) to reduce interpersonal violence among young adults in Windward O‘ahu.
  4. Paraprofessionals in Aging Program (PAP), 2002 (Michael Cheang was PI)
    Contract from the Hawai‘i County Office of Aging ($86,500) to develop, test, and provide training in gerontology to paraprofessional workers on the Big Island. I served as evaluator.
  5. ‘Imi Hale-Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research, Training Network, 2000-05 (Clayton Chong was PI)
    Cooperative Agreement from NCI ($2,500,000) to increase awareness and nurture native researchers in Cancer control and prevention. I serve as Research Director.
  6. Pacific Diabetes Today Resource Center, 1999-03 (JoAnn Tsark was PI)
    Contract from the CDC ($2,000,000) to revise the Diabetes Today curriculum for Hawai‘i and the Pacific. I serve as evaluator.
  7. Expanding Alzheimer’s Outreach to Underserved Minority Groups, 1994-96. (Jeanette Takamura was PI)
    Grant from the U.S. Public Health Service ($864,037) to expand services to minority groups.
  8. Improving Minority Access to Alzheimer’s Disease Services, 1991-92. (Jeanette Takamura was PI)
    Grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging ($117,000) to develop and test outreach videos on dementia for 7 ethnic groups.
  9. Growing Old in a New Age: A Telecourse, 1990-93. (Anthony Lenzer was PI)
    Grant from the Annenberg/ CPB Foundation ($1,000,000) to produce a 13-hour telecourse on aging.

Author Only

  1. Maui Long-Term Care Partnership, 2002-03
    Funding to the Maui Long-Term Care Partnership from RWJF ($150,000).
  2. Expanding Personal Care Services for Senior Citizens, 1992.
    Funding to St. Francis Medical Center from Honolulu County’s Elderly Affairs Division ($800,000).
  3. Dementia Care/Respite Program Grant for Hawai‘i Island Adult Day Care Centers, 1988-1991.
    Funding to Hawai‘i Island Day Care from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ($300,000).
  4. Expanding Training for Geriatric Foster Care Providers, 1984-85.
    Funding to The Queen’s Medical Center from the Steven and Mary Birch Foundation ($10,000).

TEACHING (University of Hawai‘i Courses)

Social Behavioral Health 2002-

PH 775 Dissertation Proposal Writing (2) – developed in 2017 and taught every fall
PH 770c Doctoral Seminar – Health Disparities Research (2) – developed in 2008, and taught every other fall from 2008
PH 770d Doctoral Seminar – Evidence-based Public Health (2) – developed in 2009, and taught every other fall from 2009
PH 772 Research Practicum (3) – spring 2015, fall 2015
PH 765 Program Evaluation (3) – every spring 2005-2007 – taught on interactive television
PH 649 Needs Assessment and Planning (3) – every fall 2005-2007, spring 2008 – taught on interactive television

Health Education 1992-2000

PH 795 Doctoral Seminar (3) – 50%, fall 1997-99
PH 791 Advanced Public Health Practice (3) – 50%, every summer 1993-00
PH 777 Research Design in Public Health (3) – 50%, spring 1998-00
PH 772 Research Practicum (2) – spring 2015
PH 769 Seminar in Community Health Education (2) – 50%, fall 1993-98
PH 765 Evaluation and Action Research (3) – every fall, 1992-98
PH 764 Health Promotion Research (3) – 100%, spring 1994-95
PH 760 Practicum in Health Education (1-4) – 50%, every semester 1993-99
PH 699 Total Quality Management (3) – 100%, fall 1994 only
PH 676 Communications Processes in Public Health (3) – 100%, spring 1993-99
PH 675 Group Methods in Public Health (3) – 50%, fall 1993-97
PH 674 Health Planning and Evaluation (3) – 50%, spring 94, spring 95
PH 673 Foundations in Public Health Education (3) – 50%, fall 1993-97

Gerontology 1987-2002

PH 797 Death as a Societal Issue (3) – 30%, spring 1997 only – taught on interactive television
PH 640 Health and Aging (3) – 100%, spring 2000
PH 639 Aspects of Aging (3) – 100%, fall 1999
PH 636 Community Services for the Elderly (3) – 100%, fall 1999
IS 611 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Aging (3) – 100%, spring 2000
IS 610 Field Work in Gerontology (1-3) – 100%, every semester 1995-02
IS 310 Growing Old in a New Age (3) -50%, fall 1993, spring 1995, fall 1995 – taught on interactive television
FamR 335 Old Age (3) – spring 1989 only
FamR 334 Middle Age (3) – fall 1988 only

DOCTORAL STUDENTS (partial list, since 2010)

Chair

Emily Makahi
Simone Schmid, PhD ©
Amalie Monlux, PhD ©
Malia Purdy, DrPH©
Charlie Schlather, DrPH©
Jermy Domingo, DrPH, 2017
Robin Cushing, DrPH, 2017
Phoebe Hwang, DrPH , 2017
Mapuana Antonio, DrPH, 2017
Sakiko Yasuda, DrPH, 2016
Matt Pearce, DrPH, 2016
Lehua Choy, DrPH, 2015
Jen Elia, DrPH, 2015
Hyun Hee Heo, DrPH, 2014
Jackie Ng-Osorio, DrPH, 2014
Michiyo Tomioka, PhD, 2013, Social Work
Livia Iskandar, DrPH, 2012
Kristen Mitchell, DrPH, 2011
Nandar Aung, DrPH, 2011
Sharon Takiguchi, DrPH, 2010
Member
Lisa Kehl, DrPH ©
Jean Butel, DrPH©
Karen Lubimir, MS Clin Res
Donna Palakiko, PhD Nursing
Megan Hagiwara, DrPH, 2016
May Rose Dela Cruz, DrPH, 2015
Tricia Usagawa, DrPH, 2015
Monica Esquivel, PhD, Nutrition, 2015
Claire Townsend, DrPH, 2014
Char Ono, PhD, 2013, Nursing
Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda, DrPH, 2013
Chris Crabtree, DrPH, 2013
Laura Hsu, DrPH, 2013
Palama Lee, PhD, 2012, Social Work
Vanessa Buchthal, DrPH, 2012
Misty Pacheco, DrPH, 2012
Kevin Cassel, DrPH, 2011
Jane Chung-Do, DrPH, 2011
Jodi Leslie, DrPH, 2011
Jane Misola, PhD, 2010, Nursing

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

University of Hawai‘i
2016-2020 UH Graduate Council
2015-2016 Chair, Center on Aging Director Search Committee
2015-2020 UH Research Ethics Committee
2012-2018 UH Graduate Council
2012, 2015 Ad hoc Disciplinary Review Panels
2002-2006 Center on Aging Scholarship Fund, UH Foundation, PI
2001- UH Tenure/ Promotion Review process (various roles)
1999-2000 Excellence in Teaching Awards Committee
1996 Administrative Awards Committee
1995- Growing Old in a New Age Revolving Fund, RCUH, Co-PI
1995- Center on Aging Program Fund, UH Foundation, PI
1993-1996 Council on Program Reviews
1993-1995 Distinguished UH Alumni Award Nominations Committee
1993-2000 Growing Old in a New Age Award, UH Foundation, Co-PI

Public Health and Social Work, University of Hawai‘i

Fall 2019 Acting Dean
2014-2019 Office of Public Health Studies Director
2010-2014 School of Social Work Personnel Committee
2006- DrPH Committee (2006-present Chair; 2008-present Chair Field of Study)
2005- Public Health Budget Committee, (2005-2006 Chair)
2004-2006 School of Social Work Personnel Committee
2003- Public Health TPRC (various roles)
2002- Social Behavioral Health Sciences Committee (2006-2008 Chair)
2002- Public Health Evaluation Committee, (2004-2006 Chair)
2002-2007 School of Social Work PhD Committee (2002-2006 Chair, Admissions Committee)
2001-2004 JABSOM Library Advisory Committee
2001-2003 JABSOM Ad Hoc Selection Committees for New Hires
2000- Public Health Personnel Committee (1999-2000 Chair, 2003-2005 Chair, 2007-2008 Chair, 2010-2013 Chair)
2000-2002 Excellence in Teaching Award Committee, JABSOM
2000-2001 Behavioral Health Sciences MPH/MS Development Group, Convener
1996-1999 Research/Writing Hui, Convener
1996-2000 SPH Doctoral Program Admissions Committee, Chair
1995-1996 Faculty Senate Secretary
1995-1997 Department Tenure and Promotion Review Committee
1994-1997 Planning Committee, Annual Health Education Conference
1994-1997 Community Health Education Fund, UH Foundation, Co-PI
1993-1998 Curriculum Committee (1994 Chair)
1993-1997 Personnel Committee (1996-1997 Chair)
1993-1994 SOPHE-SPH Committee on the Health Education Curriculum, Co-Chair
1993, 94, 97 SPH Research Committee, CEPH Report
1993-1994 Department Retreat Planning Committee, Co-Chair
1993 Department Committee on Pay Equity, Co-Chair

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

International Boards and Service

  1. New Zealand Government, grant reviewer (2016)
  2. International Advisor, Institute for Active Aging, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2013-2017)
  3. Singapore Government, grant reviewer (2012, 2014, 2016)
  4. Active Aging Consortium Asia Pacific (since 2005; President 2008-2017)
  5. Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership, grant reviewer (2002)

National/Federal Boards/Task Forces

  1. National Council on Aging Advisory Board for Native Aging (2018-2020)
  2. Title VI (Older Americans Act) Evaluation Task Force (2015-2017)
  3. National Research Mentoring Network (2015-2016)
  4. Patient Navigator Competency Workgroup, American Cancer Society (2014)
  5. Evaluation Committee, National Cancer Institute Community Network Program Centers (2013)
  6. Publications and Presentations Committee, National Cancer Institute Community Network Program Centers (2011-2015)
  7. Evaluation Committee, National Cancer Institute Community Network Programs (2007-2010)
  8. Evaluators’ Collaborative for CDC Promoting Science-Based Approaches to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (2007-2010)
  9. Measures of Success Task Force – NCOA-AoA Evaluators’ group for Replication of Evidence-Based Healthy Aging Programs (2006-2009)
  10. Annual Cancer Disparities Summit Organizing Committee, National Cancer Institute (2006, 2007)
  11. DHHS, National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, grant reviewer: (2002, 2003)
  12. Special Populations Network Committee on Research/Training, National Cancer Institute (2001)
  13. Capacity Building Initiative, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (1999)
  14. National Association of Community Health Centers, National Advisory Panel for the 1999 National Survey of Asian American and Pacific Islander Patients’ Experiences (1999)
  15. Health Communication/Media Technology Curriculum Project, National Cancer Institute (1998-00)

National Professional Societies and Associations

  1. American Evaluation Society, member 2005-2008; Abstract reviewer 2006-2008
  2. American Public Health Association, member since 1982; Hawai‘i Representative to APHA Governing Council, 1983-1986 and 1993-1996; Abstract Reviewer for Annual Meeting since 1989
  3. American Society on Aging, member since 1985; Research Committee, 1989-2005; Abstract Reviewer for Annual Meeting since 1989; Student “Best Paper” Awards Committee, since 2005
  4. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, member since 1995 (fellow since 1999); Board Member 2006-2008; Publications Committee, 1997-2005; Columnist for AGHE quarterly newsletter (international and national news), 1999-2003
  5. Fulbright Association, member since 2003; Fulbright Senior Scholar Review Committee since 2009.
  6. Gerontological Society of America, member since 1984 (fellow since 1995); Abstract Reviewer for Annual Meeting since 1987; GSA Fellow Committee, 1999-2000; Awards Committee (AGHE rep), 2006-2008
  7. National Association of Social Workers, associate member since 1998; Consulting Editor for Health and Social Work, 1999-2003
  8. Society for Public Health Education, member 1993-2012 (CHES since 1999)

Community and State Associations

  1. Alzheimer’s Association, Honolulu Chapter, member 1986-1998; Education and Outreach Committee, 1994-1996, Personnel Committee, 1992, 1994, 1996; Secretary, 1991-1992, Vice President, 1990
  2. Hawai‘i Pacific Gerontological Society, member since 1982; Biennial Conference Program Committee, 1984, 1986,1988, 1990, 1996, Past President and Conference Liaison, 1988; President, 1987, President-Elect, 1996, Editor, Quarterly Newsletter, 1982-1985; abstract reviewer.
  3. Hawai‘i Public Health Association, member since 1982; Hawai‘i Representative to APHA Governing Council, 1983-1986 and 1993-1996; Vice President, 1987; abstract reviewer.
  4. Society for Public Health Education, Hawai‘i, member 1979-2000; Planning Committee, Annual Health Education – SOPHE Conference, 1994-1997 ; Board member, 1983-1985, 1996-1999, Secretary, 1998-1999
  5. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Hawai‘i chapter, Board member, 2002-2003
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