Faculty & Staff

Mele A. Look

Director of Community Engagement
Research Division, Kaholokula Research Program

Phone: (808) 692-1051
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Mele Look is Director of Community Engagement, a position she has held since the Department’s inception. She facilitates collaboration for research, capacity-building training, and program development with the Ulu Network, a coalition of 30 organizations with over 70 sites that serve Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples across Hawai‘i and the continental U.S. She has been involved in Native Hawaiian health research for nearly 40 years, pioneering studies in the area of Native Hawaiian mortality and has recently been focusing on research initiatives that merge Native Hawaiian cultural practices, such as hula, and health objectives. She resides in Waimānalo, O‘ahu with her husband Scott Rowland and their son Kaimalieomanana.