Kamuela K. Werner, M.P.H. Candidate
Graduate Research Assistant
Research Division, Mau Research Program
Phone: (808) 692-1054
Kamuela Werner is a graduate research assistant in the Community Engagement Division of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. He develops, implements, and disseminates scientific and medical information to allied health professionals within the Ulu Network, a coalition of 30 health organizations with over 50 sites that serve Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples across Hawai‘i and continental U.S. He also assists in maintenance of the medical school’s Mala Lāʻau Lapaʻau, a medicinal plant garden used as a living outdoor classroom, which provides opportunities for learners to appreciate Hawaiian ancestral knowledge and reconnection to land. He has prior academic/professional experience in Natural Resource Management, particularly in the area of Native plant conservation. Currently, he is a second year graduate student in the Department of Public Health specializing in Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His areas of research interest include integrated and community-driven approaches to address health disparities and advancing social justice for Native Hawaiians. He is from the Waianae Coast of Oahu and currently resides in Waimanalo.