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Cheryl L. Albright, PhD, MPH


Office Location
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Biomedical Sciences C105 EA

Mailing Address
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene ​
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 401​
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: 808-956-9716
Fax: 808-956-0547

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Dr. Albright conducts transdisciplinary research spanning the fields of nursing, pediatric oncology, behavioral medicine, health psychology, internal medicine, nutrition, organ donation/transplantation, exercise science, and epidemiology. She has more than 35 years of research experience focused on innovative strategies to promote modification of behavioral risk factors in adults and adolescents. Before coming to the University of Hawaii, she was a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Prevention Research Center from 1984 to 2003. In 2008, she was elected as a Fellow in the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Her research interventions encourage self-management of behavioral risk factors for chronic diseases including: dietary intake (high fat/low fiber diets), sedentary behaviors (screen time), physical activity (leisure time, moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity), and obesity/weight management (weight loss and weight gain prevention). Much of her research involves innovative technology-driven interventions that have included: gamification strategies, websites, text messaging, individually-tailored telephone counseling, and in-home technology such as a television connected to the internet to stream exercise videos.

From 2003 to present, as a Principal Investigator, she has been awarded more than $11 million dollars from state contracts (Hawaii Department of Health) and federal grants awarded by several institutes at the National Institutes of Health including: NIMHD, NCI, NIDDK, NHLBI, NIDA, and the Health Resources & Services Administration-HRSA.

Additionally, she has served as a Co-Investigator on research grants totaling an additional $40 million dollars funded by NCI, NINR, DOD, NIMHD, AHRQ, and private foundations such as the Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation. Most of this research has focused on reducing health disparities for underrepresented ethnic minorities, particularly with respect to interventions to reduce behavioral risk factors in both healthy populations and populations with a history of chronic conditions (e.g., cancer survivors).

Dr. Albright has been an instructor and mentor to graduate research assistants from nursing, medicine, psychology, and public health. She has also supervised post-doctoral fellows from the fields of preventive medicine, psychology, cancer epidemiology, nutrition, exercise science, and public health.


PhD, University of Houston
MPH, University of California at Berkeley
MA, University of Houston
BS, University of Houston
BA, University of Texas

Research Focus

Women’s health, health disparities in ethnic minorities (including people with a mixed-race heritage), modification of high risk behaviors, primary and secondary prevention strategies (targeting the individual, family, the community/worksite, the built environment, and public health policy).

Technology-based physical activity interventions with multiethnic postpartum women, worksite –based weight management programs, weight loss interventions for multiethnic postpartum women with a history of gestational diabetes, innovative technology interventions to educate ethnic minority teenagers about their decision to become a designated organ donor on their first driver’s license, community-based participatory research to facilitate the screening and treatment of Hepatitis B in federally qualified health centers, and EMR-facilitated physician advice to encourage healthy lifestyles (diet/exercise) in adolescent and young adults survivors of childhood cancers.

Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Articles:

Dela Cruz MR, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Albright CL, and Chen, JJ. (2018). HPV vaccination prevalence, parental barriers and motivators to vaccinating children in Hawaii. Ethnicity and Health, May 10; 1-13.

Conroy SM, Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, Hertz A, Cockburn M,  Shvetsov Y, Clarke CA, Albright CL, Haiman CA, Le Marchand L, Kolonel LN, Monroe KR, Wilkens LR , Gomez SL, Cheng I. (2018) Characterizing the neighborhood obesogenic environment in the Multiethnic Cohort: a multi-level infrastructure for cancer health disparities research. Cancer Causes and Control, 29 (1), 167-183.

Taira DA, Sentell TL, Albright CL, Landsittel DP, Nakagawa K, Seto TB, Stevans JM. (2017) Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring: Underuse in Clinical Practice in Hawaii. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 76 (11), 314-317.

Canchola AJ, Shariff-Marco S, Yang J, Albright CL, Hertz A,  Park S-Y, Shvetso YB, Monroe KR, Le Marchand L, Gomez SL, Wilkens LR, Cheng I. (2017) Association between the neighborhood obesogenic environment and colorectal cancer risk in the Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiology, 50(Pt A):99-106.

Conroy SM, Clarke CA, Yang J, Shariff-Marco S, Shvetso YB, Park S-Y, Albright CL, Hertz A, Monroe KR, Kolonel LN, Le Marchand L, Wilkens LR, Gomez SL, Cheng I. (2017) Contextual impact of neighborhood obesogenic factors on postmenopausal breast cancer: The Multiethnic Cohort. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. 26(4): 480-489.

Dela Cruz, MRI, Tsark JU, Chen J, Albright CL, Braun, KL. (2017)  Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination motivators, barriers, and brochure preferences among parents in multicultural Hawaii: A qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education. 32 (3); 613-621

Dela Cruz, MRI, Tsark JU, Soon, R, Albright CL, Braun, KL.(2016)  Community involvement and the results of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine brochure created for parents in Hawaii.  Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 75 (7) 203-207.

Ferrara A, Hedderson MM, Brown SD, Albright CL, Ehrlich SF, Tsai A, Caan BJ, Sternfeld B, Gordon NP,  Schmittdiel JA, Gunderson EP, Mevi AA, Herman WH, Ching J, Crites, Y, Quesenberry CP. (2016). The comparative effectiveness of diabetes prevention strategies to reduce postpartum weight retention in women with gestational diabetes. The Gestational Diabetes’ Effects on Moms cluster randomized controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 39(1): 65-74.

Albright CL, Saiki K, Steffen AD, Woekel E. (2015) What barriers thwart postpartum women’s Physical Activity goals during a 12-month intervention?  A process evaluation of the Na Mikimiki Project. Women and Health. 55(1), 1-21.

Albright CL,  Steffen AD, Wilkens LR, White KK, Novotny R, Nigg CR, Saiki K, Brown WJ. (2014) Effectiveness of a 12-month tailored multimedia randomized trial to increase physical activity in multiethnic population of postpartum women: Hawaii’s Na Mikimiki Project. Preventive Medicine. 69(C):214-23.

Bantum EO, Albright CL, White KK, Berenberg JL,  Layi G, Ritter P, Laurent D, Plant K, Lorig K. (2014)  Surviving and Thriving with Cancer: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Behavior Change Program. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16(2), e54.

Ferrara A, Hedderson MM, Albright CL, Brown SD, Ehrlich SF, Caan BJ, Sternfeld B, Gordon NP,  Schmittdiel JA, Gunderson EP, Mevi AA, Tsai A, Ching J, Crites, Y, Quesenberry CP.   (2014)  A pragmatic cluster randomized clinical trial of diabetes prevention strategies for women with gestational diabetes: Design and rational of the Gestational Diabetes’ Effects on Moms (GEM) study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.14:21, 1-10.

Williams AE, Stevens VJ, Albright CL, Nigg CR, Meenan R., Vogt TM. (2014) The results of a 2-year randomized trial of a worksite weight management intervention. American Journal of Health Promotion. 28(5), 336-9.

Lim U, Wilkens LR, Albright CL, Novotny R, Kolonel, LN, LeMarchand L. (2013)  University of Hawaii Cancer Center Connection: Bias in Self-reported Anthropometry in Relation to Adiposity and Adulthood Weight Gain among Postmenopausal Caucasian and Japanese American Women. Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 72(12), 445-9.

Wada RK, Glaser DW, Bantum EO, Orimoto T, Steffen AD, Elia JL, Albright CL. (2013) Hawaii’s multiethnic adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer:  Are their health behavior risks similar to state and national samples? Hawaii Journal of Medicine and Public Health. 72(11), 380-6.

Schembre SM, Cheng I, Wilkens LR, Albright CL, Le Marchand L. (2013) Variations in bitter-taste receptor genes, dietary intake, and colorectal adenoma risk. Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal. 65(7), 982-90.

Wong LL, Hernandez B, Albright CL. (2012) Socioeconomic factors affect disparities in access to screening and transplant for hepatocellular cancer.  Journal of Transplantation. 2012:870659.

Lim U,  Turner SD, Franke AA, Wilkens LR, Ernst T, Cooney RV, Albright CL, Novotny R, Chang L, Kolonel LN, Murphy SP, LeMarchand L. (2012) Predicting Total, Abdominal, Visceral and Hepatic Adiposity with Circulating Biomarkers in Caucasian and Japanese-American women. PLoS ONE, 7 (8):e43502.

Schembre SM, Albright CL,  Lim U, Wilkens LR, Murphy, SP, Novotny R, Ernst T, Chang L, Kolonel LN, LeMarchand L. (2012)  Associations between weight-related eating behaviors and detailed measures of adiposity in postmenopausal Japanese American and white women.  Physiology & Behavior, 106(5), 651-6.

Albright CL, Schembre SM, Steffen AD, Wilkens LR, Monroe KR, Yonemori KM, Murphy, SP. (2012) Differences by race/ethnicity in older adults’ beliefs about the relative importance of dietary supplements vs medications:  Results from the SURE study. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(8), 1223-1229.

Albright CL, Steffen AD, Novonty R, Nigg CR, Wilkens LR, Saiki K, Yamada P, Hedemark, B, Maddock JE, Dunn AL, Brown WJ. (2012) Baseline Results from Hawaii’s Na Mikimiki Project: A Physical Activity Intervention Tailored to Multiethnic Postpartum Women. Women and Health. 52:3, 265-291.

Novonty R, Chen C, Williams AE, Albright CL, Nigg CR, Oshiro CES, Stevens VJ.  (2012) U.S. acculturation is associated with health behaviors and obesity, but not their change, with a hotel-based intervention among Asian-Pacific Islanders. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 112(5), 649-56.

Lim U, Ernst T, Wilkens LR,  Albright CL, Lum-Jones A, Seifried A, Buchthal SD, Novotny R, Kolonel LN, Chang L, Cheng I, Le Marchand L. (2012) Susceptibility Variants for Waist Size in Relation to Abdominal, Visceral and Hepatic Adiposity in postmenopausal women.  Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 112(7), 1048-55.

Wong LL, Hernandez BY, Kwee S, Albright CL, Okimoto G, Tsai, N.  (2012) Healthcare Disparities in Asians and Pacific Islanders with hepatocellular cancer.  American Journal of Surgery. 203(6), 726-32.

Layi G, Albright CL, Berenberg J, Plant K, Ritter P, Laurent D, Lorig K, Bantum EO.  (2011) Recruiting cancer survivors for an online health-behavior change intervention: are different strategies more beneficial. Hawaii Medical Journal, 70(10), 222-3.

Ferrara A, Hedderson MM, Albright CL, Ehrlich SF, Quesenberry CP, Peng T, Feng J, Ching J, Crites, Y.  (2011) A pregnancy and postpartum lifestyle intervention in women with GDM reduces diabetes risk factors: a randomized feasibility study within a health management organization.  Diabetes Care. 34(7), 1519-25.

Murphy SP, Wilkens LR, Monroe KR, Steffen AD, Yonemori KM, Morimoto Y, Albright, CL. (2011)  Dietary Supplement Use Within a Multiethnic population as measured by a unique Inventory Method.  Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 111, 1065-1072.

Inouye J, Boland M, Nigg C, Sullivan K, Leake A, Mark D, Albright CL. (2011) A center for self-management of chronic diseases in diverse groups.  Hawaii Medical Journal.70, 4-8.

Schembre SM, Nigg CR, Albright CL.  (2011)  Race/ethnic differences in body weight ideals and “healthy” dieting practices among young women in Hawaii.  Hawaii Medical Journal, 70 (7), 32-36.

Lim U, Ernst T, Buchthal SD, Albright CL, Wilkens LR, Kolonel LN, Murphy SP, Chang L, Novotny R, LeMarchand L. (2011) Asian women have greater abdominal & visceral adiposity than white women with similar BMI. Nutrition & Diabetes. 1(5):e6.

Albright CL, Wong LL, Dela Cruz MR, Abe L, Sagayadoro TL.  (2010) Choosing to be a designated organ donor on their first driver’s license: actions, opinions, intentions and barriers of Asian-American and Pacific Islander adolescents in Hawaii. Progress in Transplantation. 20(4), 392-400.

Meenan RT, Vogt TM, Williams AE, Stevens VJ, Albright CL, Nigg CR. (2010) Economic evaluation of a worksite obesity prevention and intervention trial among hotel workers in Hawaii. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 52(S1):S8-S13.

Nigg CR, Albright CL, Williams AE, Nichols C, Renda G, Stevens VJ, Vogt TM.  (2010) Are physical activity and nutrition indicators of the checklist of health promotion environments at worksites (CHEW) associated with employee obesity among hotel workers? Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 51(S1):S4-S7.

Bantum EO, Albright C, Layi G, Berenberg J. (2009) Surviving cancer and thriving: impacting health behaviors for people who have survived cancer. Hawaii Medical Journal, 68(6), 140-1.

Albright CL, Maddock JE, Nigg CR. (2009) Increasing physical activity in postpartum multiethnic women in Hawaii: results from a pilot study. BMC Women’s Health, 9(4): 3 March.

Albright CL, Steffen A, Wilkens, L.R., Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. (2008) The prevalence of obesity in ethnic admixture adults. Obesity, 16(5):1138-43.

Williams AE, Vogt TM, Stevens VJ, Albright CL, Nigg CR,  Meenan RT,  Finucane ML.(2007) Work, weight, and wellness: The 3W program. A worksite obesity prevention trial among hotel workers, Obesity, 15:16S-26S.

Albright CL, Wong L, Dela Cruz, MR, Abe, L, Sagayadoro TL (2007) Factors associated with organ donation in Filipino-Americans: results from Hawaii’s Bayanihan Project, Hawaii Medical Journal. 66(7), 181-184.

Albright CL, Steffen A, Wilkens LR, Henderson BE, Kolonel LN. (2007) Body mass index and the prevalence of obesity in monorace and multiracial adults: Results from the Multiethnic Cohort Study, Ethnicity and Disease, 17:268-273.

Sallis JF, King AC, Sirard  J, Albright CL (2007) Perceived environment predictors of physical activity over six months in sedentary adults:  The Activity Counseling Trial. Health Psychology, 26(6), 701-9.

Sutton NM, Suzuki TM, Della D, Albright CL, O’ Riordan DL. (2007) Involving Hawaii’s youth as partners in global health initiatives to impact change at the local level. Hawaii Med Journal, 66(9):248-9

Ehlert MB, Gumataotao AP, Workman RL, Albright CL, David AM. (2006) Community leader support for tobacco control activities & policies on Guam. Pac Health Dialog, 13(2):71-8.

Urizar, GG, Hurtz, SQ, Albright, CL, Ahn, D.K., Atienza, A.A., King, A.C. (2005). Influence of maternal stress on successful participation in a physical activity intervention: The IMPACT Project. Women and Health. 42(4), 63-82.

Albright CL, Maddock, JE, Nigg, CR. (2005). Physical activity before pregnancy and following childbirth in a multiethnic sample of healthy women in Hawaii.  Women and Health, 42 (3), 95-110.

Albright CL, Glanz K, Wong L, Dela Cruz, MR, Abe, L, Sagayadoro TL. (2005) Knowledge and attitudes about deceased donor organ donation in Filipinos: a qualitative assessment. Transplantation Proceedings. 37, 4153-4158.

Albright CL, Pruitt L, Castro C, Gonzalez A, Woo S, King AC. (2005) Modifying physical activity in a multiethnic sample of low-income women: one-year results from the IMPACT (Increasing Motivation for Physical ACTivity) project. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 30(3):191-200.

Norman S,  Castro C, Albright CL,  King A.C. (2004)  Comparing acculturation models in evaluating dietary habits among low-income Hispanic women. Ethnicity and Disease, 14, 399‑404.

Collins, R., Lee, R.E., Albright CL, King A.C. (2004) Ready to be physically active?  The effects of a course preparing low income multiethnic women to be more physically active.  Health Education & Behavior. 31(1), 47-64.

Albright, CL.  Risk associated with obesity and its related lifestyle factors: what about cancer?  2003. Hawaii Medical Journal. 62:252-255.

The Writing Group for the Activity Counseling Trial Research Group (Simons-Morton DG, Morgan T, Haskell W, King A, Applegate W, Blair S, Albright C, Cohen S, Ribisl P, O’Toole M, Shih J). (2001)  Effects of physical activity counseling in primary care.  The Activity Counseling Trial: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 286:677-687.

Albright CL, Komárek L, Osancová K, Kebza V, Janovská J,  Lhotská L, Okénková J,  Roth Z, Vignerová J,  Poledne R, Andel M, Málková J, Herman D, Kraml P,  Havel R, Frost P, Palmer, S., Kraemer, HC, Farquhar JW. (2000)  Results of a multifactor cardiovascular risk reduction program in the Czech Republic: the Healthy Dubec Project. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 7(1):44-61

Albright, C.L., Cohen, S., Gibbons, L., Miller, S., Marcus, B.H., Sallis, J..F., Imai, K., Jernick, J., Simons-Morton, D.G. (2000).  Incorporating physical activity advice into primary care: Physician-delivered advice within the Activity Counseling Trial.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 18(3), 255-234.

Alpert, E.J., Albright C.L. Domestic Violence, Part 1: Screening and Documentation. (2000). Hippocrates. 14(3), 38-43

Margitic, S., Sevick M.A., Miller, M., Albright, C.L., Banton, J., Callahan ,K., Garcia, M., Gibbons, L., Levine B.J., Anderson, R., Ettinger, W. (1999). Challenges faced in recruiting patients from primary care practices into a physical activity intervention trial. Preventive Medicine, 29, 277-286.

Alpert, E.J., Albright, C.L., Webb, S. (1999). The Massachusetts Medical Society seminar series on domestic violence (a brief report). Academic Medicine, 74(5), 589-590.

King, A.C., Sallis, J.F., Dunn, A.L., Simons-Morton, D.G., Albright, C.L., Cohen, S., Rejeski, W.J., Marcus, B.H., Coday, M.C., for the Activity Counseling Trial Research Group. (1998). Overview of the Activity Counseling Trial (ACT) intervention for promoting physical activity in primary health care settings. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30, 1086-1096.

Winkleby MA, Howard-Pitney B, Albright CL, Bruce B, Kraemer HC, Fortmann SP. (1997) Predicting achievement of a low-fat diet: a nutrition intervention for adults with low literacy skills. Preventive Medicine, 26: 874-882.

Howard-Pitney, B., Winkleby, M.A., Albright, C.L., Bruce B., Fortmann, S.P. (1997). The Stanford Nutrition Action Program: Results from a nutrition education program to reduce dietary fat intake in low literate adults. American Journal of Public Health, 87: 1971-1976.

Stratos, G.A., Bergen, M.R., Albright, C. L., Skeff, K.M., Owens, D.K. (1997). Use of faculty development to improve ambulatory care education.  Medical Teacher, 19 (4), 285-292

Albright, C.L., Bruce, B., Howard-Pitney, B., Winkleby, M.A., Fortmann, S.P. (1997). Development of a curriculum to lower dietary fat intake in a multiethnic population with low literacy skills. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 29 (4), 215-223.

Albright, C.L., Farquhar, J.W., Havel, R., Frost, P., Palmer, S. (1997). A program to reduce cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in the Czech Republic: design and methods of the Healthy Dubec Project. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 16, 315-331.

Albright, C.L., (1997). Resources for faculty development in family violence. Academic Medicine, 72, S93-S101.

Farquhar JW, Behnke KS, Detels MP, Albright CL. (1997). Short and long-term outcomes of a health promotion program in a small rural community. American Journal of Health Promotion. 11, 411-414.

Albright CL. (1996). Nutritional epidemiology: methods and innovations used in a central European community-based program.  Guest Editorial.  The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences, 12, 386-7.

Komarek L, Kebza V, Lhotska L, Osancova K, Janovska J, Okenkova J, Roth Z, Vignerova J, Potockova J, Havel RJ, Albright CL, Farquhar JW,  Poledne R. , Andel M,  Malkova J, Kraml P, Bartakova H, Herman D, Palmer S, Stankova I.  (1995) “Healthy Dubec” -design of a joint Czech-American community project for the reduction of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (adapted from American experience).  Central European Public Health, 4, 230-233.

Glanz K, Tziraki C, Albright CL, Fernandes J. (1995).  Nutrition assessment and counseling practices: attitudes and interests of primary care physicians. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 10, 89-92.

Winkleby MA, Albright CL, Howard-Pitney B, Lin J, Fortmann SP. (1994).  Hispanic/white differences in dietary fat among low educated adults and children.  Preventive Medicine, 23, 465-473.

Albright CL, Farquhar JW, Fortmann SP, Sachs DPL, Owens DK, Gottlieb L, Stratos GA, Bergen MR, Skeff KS. (1992). Impact of a clinical preventive medicine curriculum for primary care faculty: results of a dissemination model. Preventive Medicine, 21,419-435.

Albright CL, Winkleby MA, Ragland DR, Fisher J, Syme SL. (1992). Job Strain and prevalence of hypertension in a biracial population of urban bus drivers. American Journal of Public Health, 82, 984-989.

Albright CL, Winkleby MA. (1993). Letters to the Editor; Responses to Drs. David and Li; Re: Job Strain article. American Journal of Public Health, 83, 600-601.

Skeff KM, Stratos GA, Bergen MR, Albright CL, Berman J, Farquhar JW, Sox, HC. (1992). The Stanford Faculty Development Program: a dissemination approach to faculty development for medical teachers. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 4(3), 180-187.

Albright CL, King A, Taylor, CB, Haskell, WL. (1992). Effect of a six-month aerobic exercise training program on cardiovascular reactivity in healthy middle-aged adults. J Psychosomatic Res. 36, 25-36.

Basil MD, Schooler C, Altman DG, Slater MD, Albright CL, Maccoby N. (1991). How cigarettes are advertised in magazines: special messages for special markets. Health Communication Journal, 3(2), 75-91.

King AC, Taylor CB, Albright CL, Haskell WL. (1990).The relationship between repressive and defensive coping styles and blood pressure responses in healthy, middle-aged men and women.  Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 34, 461-471.

Albright CL, Flora J, Fortmann SP. (1990).  Restaurant menu labeling: impact on sales and patrons’ attitudes. Health Education Quarterly, 17, 157-167.

Albright CL, Altman D, Slater M, Maccoby N. (1988). Cigarette advertisements in Magazines: evidence for a differential focus on women’s and youth magazines. Health Education Quarterly, 15, 225-233.

Altman, D.G., Slater, M.D., Albright, CL, Maccoby, N. (1987). How an unhealthy product is sold: cigarette advertising in magazines (1960-1985). Journal of Communication, 37(4) December, 95-106.

Funded Grants

Active Research Grants and State Contracts

Monitoring sales of tobacco and e-cigarettes to underage minors: the KATS, FDA, and SYNAR Projects
Principal Investigator
Hawaii Department of Health: Tobacco Prevention and Education Program and the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, $625,257 annual direct costs
Office of Public Health Studies; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Increasing physical activity in Filipino Lay Leaders
Multiple Principal Investigator
NIH, NIMHD (R15 MD011474; 9/26/17-4/31/2020; $100,000 annual direct costs)
MPI: Clementina Ceria-Ulep, PhD, RN
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Research Centers in Minority Institutions – RCMI Translational Research Network, (RTRN) and Multidisciplinary and Translational Research Infrastructure expansion (RMATRIX-II)
Professional Development Liaison
NIH, NIMHD (U54 MD007584; 5/1/2015-4/30/2020; $2,045,482, annual direct costs)
MPIs: Bruce Shiramizu, MD, MS – John A Burns School of Medicine and Noreen Mokuau, DSW – Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work
University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Completed Grants and Contracts at University of Hawaii:

Examining cross-sector collaboration in built environment initiatives to increase physical activity
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: New Connections Program (Award ID: 74730; 9/1/17-8/31/2018; $50,000 annual direct costs)
PI: Lehua Choy, PhD, Office of Public Health Studies
Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Using an Interactive Website, Social Media, and Gamification to Engage/Reframe Deceased Organ Donation for Asian/Pacific Islander College Students.
Principal Investigator
DHHS, HRSA (R39 OT26993; 9/1/2014-8/31/2018; $228,061 annual direct costs)
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Obesity, Body Fat Distribution, and Cancer Risk in the Multiethnic Cohort
NIH, NCI (PO1 CA168530-01, 9/1/2012-8/31/2017; $3,226,384 annual direct costs)
MPIs: Loic LeMarchand, MD, PhD and Unhee Lim, PhD, Epidemiology Program.
University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Honolulu, HI

Brain – Gut Microbiome-Visceral Adiposity Relationships in Multiethnic Adults
2015- 2017
NIH/NIDDK (R21DK105413; 7/1/2015-6/30/2017; $146,202 direct costs)
MPIs: Unhee Lim, PhD – Cancer Epidemiology Program at University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Linda Chang, MD – Department of Medicine at John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI, and Meredith Hullar, PhD – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA

Obesogenic environment: impact on breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer risk.
NIH, NCI (R01CA154644, 9/1/2011- 8/31/2015; $1,380,184, annual direct costs)
PI: Iona Cheng, Ph.D.
Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, CA

Mountain West IDeA Clinical and Translational Research Infrastructure Network (CTR-IN)
Faculty Mentor
NIH, NIGMS (1U54GM104944; 7/1/2014-6/30/2015)
PI: Robert Langer, MD-University of Nevada
Mentee: J. Grassley, PhD; Professor, School of Nursing, Boise State University
Pilot Project: Building Young Women’s Health Literacy Skills through an Online Game to Promote Breastfeeding. CTR-IN Site: Boise State University; Boise, Idaho

Evidence-based methods to increase patients’ commitment to their health
Multiple Principal Investigator
HMSA Foundation; 1/1/2014-12/31/2014; ($95,231 annual direct costs)
MPI: Michael Nagoshi, MD. John A Burns School of Medicine, Office of Medical Education and
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI

Translational diabetes prevention in women with gestational diabetes.
NIH, NIDDK (R18DK067334; 7/1/2010-6/30/2014)
PI: Assiamira Ferrara, MD, PhD. Kaiser Foundation Research Inst., Oakland, CA

Electronic Medical Record-based intervention on improvement of health behaviors in survivors of childhood cancer- PACE II
Translating the PACE+ model into Kapiolani Medical Center’s pediatric oncology clinic treating multiethnic adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer
Multiple Principal Investigator
Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation, Scholar Award (PACE II) & September Hope Grant PACE+
PACE II (4/1/2012-3/31/2013; $50,000), PACE + (10/1/2010-11/30/2012; $40,000)
MPI: Randal Wada, MD
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

A home exercise program for women with Infants and young children.
Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR)
Principal Investigator
NIH, NIDA (R42 DA031402; 9/2010- 11/31/2013; $1,948,873 annual direct costs)
Technology Partner: Klein Bluendel, Inc., Golden, CO
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Comparative effectiveness of diabetes prevention strategies in women with gestational diabetes
Principal Investigator of Subcontract
USDHHS; Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (R01 HS019367; 9/1/2010-8/31/2013; $355,147 = subcontract; $8,453,702 primary grant’s total costs all years)
PI: Assiamira Ferrara, MD, PhD.
Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Kaiser Foundation Research Inst., Oakland, CA.
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Multimedia intervention to motivate ethnic minority teens to be designated organ donors on their first driver’s license
Principal Investigator
NIH, NIDDK (R01 DK079684; 7/1/2007-7/31/2013; $1,023,072 total costs all years)
2009-2011 ARRA Administrative Supplement, (R01 DK079684-03S1; $128,111)
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Physical Activity in Women with Infants
Principal Investigator
NIH, NCI (R01 CA115614; 9/29/2007-7/31/2012); $2,030,072)
2009-2012 ARRA Administrative Supplement, NCI (CA115614–03S1; $232,929)
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene; University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, HI

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