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Keala Patterson – Māhina 2018

Keala Patterson, was a student trainee in the 2018 Māhina program.

Aloha, my name is Keala Patterson and I come from the beautiful Makaha side on the island of O’ahu. I am a Native Hawaiian scholar pursuing a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My focus is on Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health. The Mahina program was everything I didn’t know I needed to further improve my studies and approach as an Indigenous researcher and future public health.

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.