International Indigenous Development Research Conference

Dr. Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula

Indigenous Affiliation: 
Kānaka ‘Ōiwi o Hawai’i
Position/Institution: 
Chair and Associate Professor of Native Hawaiian Health and Deputy Director for the Center of Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research in the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula has a PhD in clinical psychology and is the Chair and Associate Professor of Native Hawaiian Health and Deputy Director for the Center of Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research in the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.  His current research is funded by the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. to examine biological, psychological, and socio-cultural factors (and their interplay) affecting Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander health and to develop community-based and culturally-relevant interventions. He is also a member of a Native Hawaiian cultural group, called the Halemua o Kūali’i, dedicated to the perpetuation of Hawaiian cultural practices and values and building strong leaders for our Hawaiian communities.