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Epiphany Lototele Nick – Māhina 2015

Epiphany Lototele Nick’s roots are in Samoa and South Carolina. While studying American Ethnic Studies and Biology at UW, her commitment to serve the community brought her to IWRI, as she wanted to learn more about the magnitude to which health/healthcare disparities disproportionately affect Indigenous and Black communities. As a result, Epiphany realized that her dream is to become a pediatrician. As a Māhina trainee, Epiphany intends to develop her own indigenous lens, allowing her to pursue research with respect to cultural beliefs and attitudes. She is most interested in the effects of historical trauma and research methodologies that address the uses of plant-based traditional medicine.


Māhina is supported by funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T37MD008625-01.