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  • Welcome New Social Behavioral Health Sciences Faculty

    Posted May 28, 2024 at 1:35pm

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) proudly welcomes Dr. David Stupplebeen to its distinguished faculty. 

  • Alumni’s study to advance HPV vaccination rates published in public health journal

    Posted Apr 26, 2024 at 8:06am

    Addressing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake is crucial within public health, particularly for communities disproportionately affected by HPV-related adverse outcomes, such as the Native Hawaiian and Filipino populations. Fostering collaboration between physicians and pharmacists stands as a valuable strategy to allow patients more opportunities to receive and complete vaccine series.

  • UH study first to measure outrigger canoe paddling intensity

    Posted Mar 12, 2024 at 7:54am

    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa public health researchers are collecting data from outrigger canoe paddlers to determine the activity’s metabolic equivalents (METs), which show how many calories or energy expenditure a person burns when engaged in a physical activity. 

  • Mo‘olelo on cancer wins student top prize in public health journal

    Posted Feb 12, 2024 at 7:30am

    A reimagining of healing through traditional practices has won a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa student the top prize in the public health journal, Leaders Igniting Generational Healing and Transformation (LIGHT) in the story category.

  • Improving hypertension diagnosis with innovative tech, collaboration

    Posted Jan 17, 2024 at 9:38am

    Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are three of the leading causes of death in Hawaiʻi. Many people do not know that they have a chronic condition, even those with regular healthcare.

  • UH project: building trust to promote health in local communities

    Posted Jan 4, 2024 at 12:55pm

    Health literacy is a valuable tool in navigating through the complex landscape of modern healthcare.

    Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health have been part of a two-year project, working with public health agencies, non profit organizations, and healthcare partners, focusing on improving health literacy through community involvement, especially among recent U.S. immigrants.

  • Hypertension Awareness and Control in Latin America

    Posted Jan 3, 2024 at 3:27pm

    Peoples’ health is affected by more than their behaviors and interactions with doctors. This paper shows that different forms of community engagement can improve hypertension outcomes.

  • Welcome New Epidemiology Faculty

    Posted Jan 3, 2024 at 10:35am

    The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) proudly welcomes Dr. Jonathan Huang to its distinguished faculty. 

  • Public health graduates pave the way for a healthier Hawai‘i

    Posted Dec 20, 2023 at 9:40am

    Three public health students from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health who have showcased excellence, and are poised for a promising and impactful future ahead, will be among those in the fall 2023 graduating class.

  • Student radio show 'beacon of hope and knowledge'

    Posted Sep 21, 2023 at 9:52am

    Alex Sosa is committed to creating a space in which all students and other members of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa community can find guidance and support.