May Rose Dela Cruz

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May Rose Dela Cruz, DrPH

Assistant Researcher

Academic Degrees

  • DrPH (Community-Based and Translational Research), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • MPH (Social and Behavioral Health Sciences), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
  • BA (Psychology), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Research Interests

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake
  • Cancer health disparities in Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and Pacific Islander populations
  • Underage drinking prevention
  • Tobacco use prevention
  • Health education and materials development

Selected Publications

Dela Cruz MRI, Tsark JAU, Chen JJ, Albright CL, Braun KL. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination motivators, barriers, and brochure preferences among parents in multicultural Hawaii: a qualitative study. Journal of Cancer Education, 2017; 32(3), 613-621.

Dela Cruz MR, Tsark,JAU, Soon R, Albright CA, Braun KL. Insights in Public Health: Community involvement in developing a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine brochure made for patents in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine & Public Health, 2016; 75(7), 203-207.

Soon R, Dela Cruz MR, Tsark JU, Chen,JJ, Braun KL. A survey of physicians’ attitudes and practices about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 2015; 74(7): 234-41.