Andrew Grandinetti, PhD

andrewg@hawaii.edu

(808) 956-7495

(808) 956-5818

Biomed D-104L

Andrew Grandinetti, PhD

Associate Professor

Specialization Head: Epidemiology

Academic Degrees

  • PhD (Biomedical Sciences-Epidemiology), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • MS (Public Health), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • BA (Anthropology), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Dr. Grandinetti's area of interest is on disparities in the prevalence of diabetes, diabetes complications, and cardiovascular risk factors in Hawai‘i's multi-ethnic population. He also has had a long standing collaboration with the Honolulu Asian Aging Study, and is currently reanalyzing data on the relationship of smoking history with risk for Parkinson’s disease. 

Recent Grants/Research Projects

2013-present
PD and smoking revisited – reanalysis of protective affect of smoking and PD using Fine and Gray’s subdistribution model for competing risks. Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu Asia Aging Study.

2008-2011
Cardiovascular autonomic function in HIV virologic failure
1 K23 HL088981-01A2
grantee: Dominic C. Chow, MD
Funding source: NIH/NHLBI
Role: mentor

2008
Native Hawaiian Stress Study
Funding source: NIH/National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Role: Co-Investigator

2007-2008
Volcanic Emissions and Airway function, Inflammation, heart Rhythm (AIR)
Funding source:CDC EH05-056 (sub-study; Feasibility of measuring airway function, inflammation, and autonomic function/ heart rate variability)
Role: Co-Investigator

2006-2008
Nutritional Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in the Multiethnic Cohort (G. Maskarinec)
Funding source:1 R21 DK073816-03
Role: Co-Investigator
$284,867

Selected Publications

Townsend C, Takishima-Lacasa JY, Latner JD, Grandinetti A, Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula J. Ethnic and Gender Differences in Ideal Body Size and Related Attitudes among Asians, Native Hawaiians, and Whites. Hawai'i journal of medicine & public health : a journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health. 2014 Aug;73(8):236-43. PubMed PMID: 25157324.

Maskarinec G, Jacobs S, Morimoto Y, Chock M, Grandinetti A, Kolonel LN. Disparity in Diabetes Risk Across Native Hawaiians and Different Asian Groups: The Multiethnic Cohort. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2014 Aug 27.

Lin C, Grandinetti A, Shikuma C, Souza S, Parikh N, Nakamoto B, et al. The effects of extended release niacin on lipoprotein sub-particle concentrations in HIV-infected patients. H J Med & Pub Health. 2013 Apr;72(4):123-7.

Grandinetti A, Liu K, Kaholokula JK. Heart rate and physical activity associated with insulin resistance in a multiethnic cohort. 24th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Kohala, HI Oct. 2013. Clin Autonom Res 2013; 23 (5):248.

Grandinetti A, Liu K, Kaholokula JK. Heart rate and physical activity associated with insulin resistance and abnormal glucose tolerance in a multi-ethnic cohort. 10th Congress - World International Insulin Resistance Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease. Los Angeles, CA, Nov 2012.