Dr. Tetine Sentell is an associate professor in the Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawaii, Office of Public Health Studies where she is part of the Health Policy and Management specialization. Dr. Sentell received a Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy Analysis from the University of California, Berkeley and was an NIMH postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sentell has a long-standing interest in health literacy, particularly in the relationship between health literacy, limited English proficiency, and racial/ethnic health disparities. Dr. Sentell is currently the PI for a 5-year study funded by NIMHD under the Center for Native and Pacific Health Disparities Research concerning racial/ethnic differences in preventable hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations and for an AHRQ sponsored R21 considering maternal quality information for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, especially those with limited English proficiency and low health literacy. She recently completed an NCI funded project considering disparities in cancer screening among Asian Americans by health literacy and English proficiency.