Jane Chung-Do, DrPH


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Jane Chung-Do, DrPH

Assistant Professor

Academic Degrees

  • DrPH (Public Health), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • MPH (Public Health), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • BA (Biology and Psychology), Gonzaga University

Current Research Grant

Hawai‘i’s Caring Communities Initiative on Youth Suicide Prevention (funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)
This project aims to positively impact rural and Native Hawaiian communities, as well as the statewide suicide crisis infrastructure in Hawai‘i, by providing training and technical assistance on national evidence-based strategies on youth suicide prevention. The goals are to identify more at-risk youth through community- and youth-led community awareness campaigns that are culturally-grounded and promote collaborative and integrated mental health services through a community mobilization model.

Community Voices for Our Keiki (funded by HI State Department of Health)

This project focuses on partnering with and training community-based researchers throughout the State of Hawai'i. The goal is to gather insights and ideas on preventing child abuse and neglect from community leaders in our diverse communities to inform future policies and program development to promote a healthy environment for our keiki.

Research Interests

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Youth and Community Mental Health
  • School Connectedness
  • Culturally-Based Programming
  • Rural health disparities
  • Mixed-Methods Research Designs

Selected Publications

Chung-Do, J., Filibeck, K., Goebert, D., Arakawa, G., Fraser, D., Laboy, J., & Minakami, D. (2013). Understanding students’ perceptions of a high school course designed to enhance school connectedness. Journal of School Health, (83)7, 478-484.

Chung-Do, J., Helm, S., Fukuda, M., Nishimura, S., & Else, I. (2013). Rural mental health: Implications for telepsychiatry in clinical service, workforce development, and organizational capacity. Telemedicine and e-Health.

Chung-Do, J., Davis, E., Lee, S., Jokura, Y., Choy, L., & Maddock, J. E. (2011). An observational study of physical activity in parks in Asian and Pacific Islander communities in urban Honolulu, Hawaii 2009. Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(5).http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/sep/10_0215.htm.