Andrew Grandinetti, PhD

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.