Native Hawaiian Community Advisory Board

The Native Hawaiian Community Advisory Board assists the UH Cancer Center with research addressing the high burden of cancer among Native Hawaiians. The Board also reviews research findings on health and social issues confronting Native Hawaiians to advise on their dissemination in Hawaiian communities.  This committee, composed of respected community health professionals, reviews all research projects focusing on Native Hawaiians, makes specific recommendations to improve relevance and cultural adequacy, and assists with outreach and dissemination of findings.

Karl Veto Baker, Kumu Hula, Hālau I Ka Wēkiu

Reginald Ho, MD, Physician, Straub Medical Center

Claire Hughes, DrPH, Retired, Hawaiʻi State Department of Health

Jodi Leslie, DrPH, RDN, LDN, Co-owner, Kukui Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

Debbie Nakanelua-Richards, Director, Community Relations, Hawaiian Airlines

Nathan Wong, MD, Retired Physician, Kaiser Permanente