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Regular Graduate Faculty

Hyeong Jun Ahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Director, Biostatistics Core Facility

Email: hjahn@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1822

Amy Brown, Ph.D.
Professor

Email: amybrown@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-0907

John Chen, Ph.D.
Professor

Email: jjchen@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1814

James Davis, Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor

Email: jamesdav@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1806

Youping Deng, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility

Email: dengy@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1664

Yuanyuan Fu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Email: fuy@hawaii.edu

Vedbar Khadka, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Email: vedbar@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1462

Eunjung Lim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair

Email: lime@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1817

Chathura Siriwardhana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Chair, MSQHCR

Email: cksiri@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1487

Munirih Taafaki, M.S., C.C.R.P.
Faculty Junior Specialist, Graduate Program Administrator

Email: mtaafaki@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1812

 

Cooperating Graduate Faculty

Jared Acoba, M.D.
Cancer Center
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal cancers

Marla Berry, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Selenoproteins, antioxidants and human diseases

William Boisvert, Ph.D.
Medicine
Research Interests: Cardiovascular research

Victoria Fan, Sc.D.
Social Work and Public Health
Research Interests: Health systems and policy, analytics and data science, social determinants

Mariana Gerschenson, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Mitochondrial medicine, metabolic and neurological diseases

Jerris Hedges, M.D.
Dean's Office
Research Interests: Medical education, emergency medicine

Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D.
Cancer Center
Research Interests: HPV-induced carcinogenesis, ethnic disparities in cancers

Claire Townsend Ing, Ph.D.
Native Hawaiian Health
Research Interests: Social determinants of health disparities, CBPR

Lynn Iwamoto, M.D.
Pediatrics
Research Interests: Pediatrics

Joseph Keaweʻaimoku Kaholokula, Ph.D.
Native Hawaiian Health
Research Interests: Native Hawaiian Health

Bliss Kaneshiro, M.D.
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
Research Interests: Unintended pregnancy, contraceptive use

Sandi Kwee, Ph.D.
Cancer Center
Research Interests: Cancer detection, positron emission tomography

Men-Jean Lee, M.D.
Medicine
Research Interests: Maternal-fetal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology

Loic Le Marchand, Ph.D.
Cancer Center
Research Interests: Epidemiology, cancer research

Kamal Masaki, M.D.
Geriatric Medicine
Research Interests: Geriatric Medicine

Alika Maunakea, Ph.D.
Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
Research Interests: Epigenomic research

Vivek Nerurkar, Ph.D.
Tropical Medicine
Research Interests: Pathogenesis of infectious diseases, cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying microbe-host interaction

Jun Panee, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Selenoproteins and natural products as antioxidants

Noemi Polgar, Ph.D.
Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Physiology
Research Interests: Type-2 diabetes mellitus research

Marie Fialkowski Revilla, Ph.D.
Human Nutrition
Research Interests: Nutrition, child health assessment

Beatriz L. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Geriatric Medicine
Research Interests: Epidemiology, chronic diseases

Ralph Shohet, M.D.
Medicine
Research Interests: Molecular medicine

Reni Soon, M.D.
Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health
Research Interests: Reproductive Health

Deborah Taira, Sc.D.
University of Hawaiʻ i at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
Research Interests: Health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis and health disparities

Michelle Tallquist, Ph.D.
Medicine
Research Interests: Cardiovascular biology and birth defects

W. Steve Ward, Ph.D.
Anatomy
Research Interests: Sperm physiology and genetics, assisted reproduction technology

Bradley Willcox, M.D.
Geriatrics
Research Interests: Aging research

Kelley Withy, M.D., Ph.D.
Family Medicine
Research Interests: Family medicine

Yanyan Wu, Ph.D.
Social Work and Public Health
Research Interests: Longitudinal and hierarchical data analysis, statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology

Lynne Wilkens, DrPH, MS.
Medicine
Research Interests: Cancer Epidemiology

 

Affiliate Graduate Faculty

Kore Liow, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.N.
Medicine
Research Interests: Neurology research

Jason Viereck, M.D., Ph.D.
Medicine
Research Interests: Neurology, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke research

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