Faculty & Staff

Michael J. Corley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Research Division, COBRE Diabetes Project
Phone: (808) 692-1551

Dr. Michael J. Corley is a assistant professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health. He completed his PhD in the field of behavioral neuroscience from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2013 and has received postdoctoral training in epigenetics research in the Maunakea Epigenetics Research Program at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. His research aims to understand how adverse environmental conditions alter molecular mechanisms contributing to disease. Currently, he is pursuing basic epigenetics research addressing health concerns in Hawaiʻi including neurodevelomental disorders in children and cardiometabolic health inequities experienced by Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. He is leading a collaborative research project with Shriners Hospitals for Children Honolulu to improve treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, he is part of a transdisciplinary research team evaluating the impact of a community-based diabetes intervention for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Peoples.