Marjorie K. Mala Mau, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.
Dr. Mau is the first Native Hawaiian female endocrinologist and is the Founding Chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health, the only clinical department in a United States-accredited medical school dedicated to indigenous health, at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. As a highly respected physician, researcher, teacher, and mentor, Dr. Mau has left an indelible fingerprint on the lives of a new generation of students, residents, physicians, and researchers. Dr. Mau was selected by NIH in 2011 to be one of the Biomedical Faces of Science and has served on several NIH study sections and advisory councils as well as the Council of Public Representatives, which advises the Director of NIH. Between 1998 and 2008, nearly 15% of all PubMed publications in her field cited her work. True to her sense of adventure, Dr. Mau is undertaking a second Pacific Ocean voyage as the medical officer aboard the Hokule‘a-a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe that uses the ancient navigational technique of wayfinding that is a living demonstration of indigenous science and discovery at its best.