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Administrative (ADMIN) Core

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Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, PhD
Contact Multiple Principal Investigator and Core Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
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Neal A. Palafox, MD, MPH
Multiple Principal Investigator and Co-Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
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Richard Yanagihara, MD, MPH
Program Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core

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Eunjung Lim, PhD
Core Director
Lead – Biostatistics and Research Design
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
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Rylan Chong, PhD
Associate Core Director
Lead – Data Science
Chaminade University of Honolulu
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Kathryn Braun, DrPH
Lead – Qualitative and Mixed Methods
Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, UHM
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Deborah Taira, ScD
Lead – Economic Analysis
Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, UH Hilo

Community Engagement & Outreach (CEO) Core

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Deborah Goebert, DrPH
Core Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
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Sheri Daniels, EdD
Associate Core Director
Papa Ola Lokahi

Clinical Research and Regulatory Support (CRRS) Core

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Cecilia M. Shikuma, MD
Core Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
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Todd Seto, MD
Associate Core Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
Hospital Liaison – The Queen’s Medical Center
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Venkataraman Balaraman, MBBS
Associate Regulatory Support Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
Hospital Liaison – Hawaii Pacific Health/Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
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Kari Kim, MPA
Associate Regulatory Support Coordinator
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM

Pilot Projects Program (PPP) Core

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Scott K. Okamoto, PhD
Core Director
Hawaii Pacific University
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Claire Kendal-Wright, PhD
Associate Core Director
Chaminade University of Honolulu
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Pallav Pokhrel, PhD
Associate Core Director
UH Cancer Center, UHM
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Dedra Buchwald, MD
Core Advisor
Washington State University

Professional Development (PD) Core

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Kathryn Braun, DrPH
Core Director
Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, UHM
Merle Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH, MS, APRN
Associate Core Director
Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing, UHM
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Dedra Buchwald, MD
Core Advisor
Washington State University

Tracking and Evaluation (TE) Core

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Angela Sy, DrPH
Core Director
John A. Burns School of Medicine, UHM
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Jonathan Baker, PhD
Associate Core Director
Chaminade University of Honolulu
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Spero Manson, PhD
Core Advisor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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