PhD in Public Health (Community-Based and Translational Research) (CBTR)

Point of Contact

Graduate Chair: Jane Chung-Do, DrPH Phone: (808) 956-4548

Translational research is the investigation of how to successfully transform scientific discoveries arising from laboratory, clinical, or population studies into community applications to reduce incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) in health is a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves investigators and members of the community in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. This approach increases the likelihood that interventions will be embraced by the community and that community members will gain knowledge, skills, and other benefits from the research.


In addition to meeting the general admissions requirements of the UHM Office of Graduate Education, individuals applying to the PhD in Public Health program must have either a master's degree in public health or a graduate degree in an allied health-related profession.