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

Corpuz, KA, Dela Cruz, MRI.  Rates of current tobacco and electronic smoking device use among Filipinos in Hawai‘i.  Hawaii Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 78(12), 359-364, 2019.

Dela Cruz, MRI, Braun, KL, Tsark, JU, Albright, CL, Chen, JJ.  HPV vaccination prevalence, parental barriers and motivators to vaccinating children in Hawai‘i.  Ethnicity & Health, 10, 1-13, 2018.

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.