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Donna‐Marie Palakiko – Māhina 2015

Donna‐Marie Palakiko is a Native Hawaiian doctoral nursing student in her final year at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. She completed her Masters of Science degree from the University of California San Francisco with an area of concentration in Nursing, Community and Cross Cultural Health, Program Management and Health Care Administration. She has 12 years of experience working with Native Hawaiian communities as well as knowledge and experience using community-based participatory research approach. She is interested in improving health outcomes through effective and meaningful outcome based health research programs which are coordinated in partnership with community and Native Hawaiian serving organizations.

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.