photo by Pete Orelup

Photo courtesy of Pete Orelup



A goal of Hā Kūpuna is to advance knowledge on Native Hawaiian elders and to disseminate this information to improve the lives of kūpuna, their families, communities, organizations, and society.

Completed Research

Cross-Ethnic Comparison of Health Risk Data

Development of Life-Course Framework to Investigate Health and Resiliency in Native Hawaiian Elders

Assessing the Health and Long-term Care Needs of Native Hawaiian Elders and their Caregivers: Results from Key Informant Interviews in Hawai`i.

Cross-Ethnic Comparison of Life Expectancy


Current Research

  1. Investigation of resiliency among Native Hawaiian elders using a lifecourse framework. Research Plan (pdf)

  2. Assessment of kūpuna and caregiver health and long-term care needs in Hawai`i.

  3. Listen to the whisper: Collecting messages of the kūpuna.