Michele Lani Bray, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 214
Honolulu, HI 96822
Dr. Bray is a Native Hawaiian scholar and is a dedicated registered nurse with more than 30 years of nursing experience as a pediatric and community health nurse. She is a graduate of UH Manoa Nursing’s doctorate program and received an advance practice degree in public health nursing. She is recognized in the areas of acute care, community and public health nursing, pediatrics, and disaster management knowledge. Her research interests include disaster-nursing education with a special interest in pediatric and elder populations. She has provided educational opportunities beyond the classroom setting, such as simulation labs, community parks, health centers, health fairs and homes of clients.
She is passionate about working with the Native Hawaiian community to improve their population health concerns and the determinants of health of individuals, families and the broader community to enhance the quality of care to achieve improved outcomes. She serves as nursing faculty for interprofessional teams in the community settings and conducts simulation activities for students. In 2016, Michele was presented with the Daisy Faculty Award. She is active in community service and volunteers with the Honolulu Hawaiian Civic Club, American Red Cross – Hawaii Chapter and is a member at the Elks Honolulu Lodge.