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Joseph Keawe'aimoku Kaholokula, PhD

TitleChair
Faculty RankProfessor
InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii
DepartmentNative Hawaiian Health
AddressJohn A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
677 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu HI 96813
Phone8086921047
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    Other Positions
    TitleAdjunct Basic Science Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest Campus

    TitleFull Membership
    InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii Cancer Center
    DepartmentPopulation Sciences in the Pacific Program


    Collapse Biography 
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    Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HIPost-doctoral clinical fellowship08/2004Clinical health psychology
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HIPhD12/2003Clinical psychology

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    R24MD001660     (KAHOLOKULA, JOSEPH KEAWE'AIMOKU)Sep 18, 2009 - Sep 17, 2012
    NIH
    Partnerships to Improve Lifestyle Interventions (PILI) 'Ohana Dissemination Proj
    Role: Principal Investigator

    T37MD008636     (NERURKAR, VIVEK RAMCHANDRA)Dec 1, 2013 - Nov 30, 2023
    NIH
    Transdisciplinary Health Disparities Research Training for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Students
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R01HL126577     (KAHOLOKULA, JOSEPH KEAWE'AIMOKU)Apr 21, 2015 - Jan 31, 2021
    NIH
    The KaHOLO Project: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Native Hawaiians
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R25CA244073     (MASKARINEC, GERTRAUD)Aug 1, 2020 - Jul 31, 2025
    NIH
    Cancer Research Education, Advancement, Training and Empowerment (CREATE) in the Pacific
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Kaholokula JK, Look M, Mabellos T, Ahn HJ, Choi SY, Sinclair KA, Wills TA, Seto TB, de Silva M. A Cultural Dance Program Improves Hypertension Control and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Native Hawaiians: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Mar 02. PMID: 33677520.
      Citations:    
    2. Ing CT, Ahn HJ, Kawakami R, Grandinetti A, Seto TB, Kaholokula JK. Ethnic and Gender Differences in 10-Year Coronary Heart Disease Risk: a Cross-Sectional Study in Hawai'i. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Aug 31. PMID: 32869210.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    3. Hermosura AH, Noonan CJ, Fyfe-Johnson AL, Seto TB, Kaholokula JK, MacLehose RF. Hospital Disparities between Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders and Non-Hispanic Whites with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. J Aging Health. 2020 12; 32(10):1579-1590. PMID: 32772629.
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    4. Kaholokula JK, Samoa RA, Miyamoto RES, Palafox N, Daniels SA. COVID-19 Special Column: COVID-19 Hits Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Communities the Hardest. Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2020 05 01; 79(5):144-146. PMID: 32432218.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    5. Stanley LR, Swaim RC, Kaholokula JK, Kelly KJ, Belcourt A, Allen J. The Imperative for Research to Promote Health Equity in Indigenous Communities. Prev Sci. 2020 01; 21(Suppl 1):13-21. PMID: 29110278.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Walters KL, Johnson-Jennings M, Stroud S, Rasmus S, Charles B, John S, Allen J, Kaholokula JK, Look MA, de Silva M, Lowe J, Baldwin JA, Lawrence G, Brooks J, Noonan CW, Belcourt A, Quintana E, Semmens EO, Boulafentis J. Growing from Our Roots: Strategies for Developing Culturally Grounded Health Promotion Interventions in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Communities. Prev Sci. 2020 01; 21(Suppl 1):54-64. PMID: 30397737.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. McElfish PA, Purvis RS, Esquivel MK, Sinclair KA, Townsend C, Hawley NL, Haggard-Duff LK, Kaholokula JK. Diabetes Disparities and Promising Interventions to Address Diabetes in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Populations. Curr Diab Rep. 2019 03 18; 19(5):19. PMID: 30887399.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Tupai-Firestone R, Cheng S, Kaholokula J, Borman B, Ellison-Loschmann L. Investigating differences in dietary patterns among a small cross-sectional study of young and old Pacific peoples in NZ using exploratory factor analysis: a feasibility study. BMJ Open. 2019 03 01; 9(3):e023126. PMID: 30826756.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. McElfish PA, Ayers BL, Felix HC, Long CR, Bursac Z, Kaholokula JK, Riklon S, Bing W, Iban A, Yeary KHK. How stakeholder engagement influenced a randomized comparative effectiveness trial testing two Diabetes Prevention Program interventions in a Marshallese Pacific Islander Community. J Transl Med. 2019 02 11; 17(1):42. PMID: 30744647.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Ing CT, Antonio M, Ahn HJ, Cassel K, Dillard A, Kekauoha BP, Kaholokula JK. An Examination of the Relationship between Discrimination, Depression, and Hypertension in Native Hawaiians. Asian Am J Psychol. 2019; 10(3):249-257. PMID: 33224437.
      Citations:    
    11. Ta Park VM, Kaholokula JK, Chao PJ, Antonio M. Depression and Help-Seeking Among Native Hawaiian Women. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2018 07; 45(3):454-468. PMID: 29280087.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Kaholokula JK, Ing CT, Look MA, Delafield R, Sinclair K. Culturally responsive approaches to health promotion for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Ann Hum Biol. 2018 May; 45(3):249-263. PMID: 29843522.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. McElfish PA, Long CR, Kaholokula JK, Aitaoto N, Bursac Z, Capelle L, Laelan M, Bing WI, Riklon S, Rowland B, Ayers BL, Wilmoth RO, Langston KN, Schootman M, Selig JP, Yeary KHK. Design of a comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial testing a faith-based Diabetes Prevention Program (WORD DPP) vs. a Pacific culturally adapted Diabetes Prevention Program (PILI DPP) for Marshallese in the United States. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May; 97(19):e0677. PMID: 29742712.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Hermosura AH, Haynes SN, Kaholokula JK. A Preliminary Study of the Relationship between Perceived Racism and Cardiovascular Reactivity and Recovery in Native Hawaiians. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2018 10; 5(5):1142-1154. PMID: 29512031.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Ing CT, Miyamoto RES, Fang R, Antonio M, Paloma D, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK. Comparing Weight Loss-Maintenance Outcomes of a Worksite-Based Lifestyle Program Delivered via DVD and Face-to-Face: A Randomized Trial. Health Educ Behav. 2018 08; 45(4):569-580. PMID: 29504468.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Teevale T, Kaholokula JK. Using appreciative inquiry methodology to develop a weight management program for obese children in New Zealand. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2018 Feb; 42(1):7-11. PMID: 28898503.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Kaholokula JK, Look MA, Wills TA, de Silva M, Mabellos T, Seto TB, Ahn HJ, Sinclair KA, Buchwald D. Ka-HOLO Project: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a native cultural dance program for cardiovascular disease prevention in Native Hawaiians. BMC Public Health. 2017 Apr 17; 17(1):321. PMID: 28415975.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Okihiro M, Duke L, Goebert D, Ampolos L, Camacho C, Shanahan N, Hishinuma E, Kaholokula JK. Promoting Optimal Native Outcomes (PONO) by Understanding Women's Stress Experiences. J Prim Prev. 2017 04; 38(1-2):159-173. PMID: 27995538.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Kaholokula JK, Antonio MC, Ing CK, Hermosura A, Hall KE, Knight R, Wills TA. The effects of perceived racism on psychological distress mediated by venting and disengagement coping in Native Hawaiians. BMC Psychol. 2017 Jan 12; 5(1):2. PMID: 28081710.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Antonio MC, Ahn HJ, Ing CT, Dillard A, Cassel K, Kekauoha BP, Kaholokula JK. Self-Reported Experiences of Discrimination and Depression in Native Hawaiians. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016 09; 75(9):266-72. PMID: 27688952.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Ing CT, Zhang G, Dillard A, Yoshimura SR, Hughes C, Palakiko DM, Kehauoha BP, Sinclair KA, Kaholokula JK. Social Support Groups in the Maintenance of Glycemic Control after Community-Based Intervention. J Diabetes Res. 2016; 2016:7913258. PMID: 27563680.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Pokhrel P, Fagan P, Cassel K, Trinidad DR, Kaholokula JK, Herzog TA. Social Network Characteristics, Social Support, and Cigarette Smoking among Asian/Pacific Islander Young Adults. Am J Community Psychol. 2016 06; 57(3-4):353-65. PMID: 27297612.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Townsend CK, Miyamoto RE, Antonio M, Zhang G, Paloma D, Basques D, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK. The PILI@Work Program: a translation of the diabetes prevention program to Native Hawaiian-serving worksites in Hawai'i. Transl Behav Med. 2016 06; 6(2):190-201. PMID: 27356989.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Tupai-Firestone R, Tuisano H, Manukia M, Kaholokula K, Foliaki S, Kingi TK, Kruger R, Breier B, O'Connell A, Kruger R, Borman B, Ellison-Loschmann L. Understanding Pasifika youth and the obesogenic environment, Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2016 May 06; 129(1434):23-35. PMID: 27349260.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Delafield R, Hermosura AN, Ing CT, Hughes CK, Palakiko DM, Dillard A, Kekauoha BP, Yoshimura SR, Gamiao S, Kaholokula JK. A Community-Based Participatory Research Guided Model for the Dissemination of Evidence-Based Interventions. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016; 10(4):585-595. PMID: 28569684.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Townsend CK, Dillard A, Hosoda KK, Maskarinec GG, Maunakea AK, Yoshimura SR, Hughes C, Palakiko DM, Kehauoha BP, Kaholokula JK. Community-Based Participatory Research Integrates Behavioral and Biological Research to Achieve Health Equity for Native Hawaiians. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Dec 22; 13(1):ijerph13010004. PMID: 26703660.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    27. Kaholokula JK, Look M, Mabellos T, Zhang G, de Silva M, Yoshimura S, Solatorio C, Wills T, Seto TB, Sinclair KA. Cultural Dance Program Improves Hypertension Management for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders: a Pilot Randomized Trial. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 02; 4(1):35-46. PMID: 27294768.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Grandinetti A, Liu DM, Kaholokula JK. Relationship of resting heart rate and physical activity with insulin sensitivity in a population-based survey. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2015; 14:41. PMID: 25973404.
      Citations:    
    29. Fagan P, Moolchan ET, Pokhrel P, Herzog T, Cassel KD, Pagano I, Franke AA, Kaholokula JK, Sy A, Alexander LA, Trinidad DR, Sakuma KL, Johnson CA, Antonio A, Jorgensen D, Lynch T, Kawamoto C, Clanton MS. Biomarkers of tobacco smoke exposure in racial/ethnic groups at high risk for lung cancer. Am J Public Health. 2015 Jun; 105(6):1237-45. PMID: 25880962.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. H├ębert JR, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK, Armstead CA, Burch JB, Thompson B. Considering the Role of Stress in Populations of High-Risk, Underserved Community Networks Program Centers. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2015; 9 Suppl:71-82. PMID: 26213406.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Mau MK, Seto TB, Kaholokula JK, Howard B, Ratner RE. Association of modifiable risk factors and left ventricular ejection fraction among hospitalized Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders with heart failure. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Dec; 73(12 Suppl 3):14-20. PMID: 25535596.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Look MA, Maskarinec GG, de Silva M, Seto T, Mau ML, Kaholokula JK. Kumu hula perspectives on health. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Dec; 73(12 Suppl 3):21-5. PMID: 25535597.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Kaholokula JK, Kekauoha P, Dillard A, Yoshimura S, Palakiko DM, Hughes C, Townsend CK. The PILI 'Ohana Project: a community-academic partnership to achieve metabolic health equity in Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Dec; 73(12 Suppl 3):29-33. PMID: 25535599.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Maskarinec GG, Look M, Tolentino K, Trask-Batti M, Seto T, de Silva M, Kaholokula JK. Patient perspectives on the Hula Empowering Lifestyle Adaptation Study: benefits of dancing hula for cardiac rehabilitation. Health Promot Pract. 2015 Jan; 16(1):109-14. PMID: 24677383.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Usagawa T, Look M, de Silva M, Stickley C, Kaholokula JK, Seto T, Mau M. Metabolic equivalent determination in the cultural dance of hula. Int J Sports Med. 2014 May; 35(5):399-402. PMID: 24203801.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Kaholokula JK, Aitaoto N. Hawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health. Guest Editors' message. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 May; 72(5 Suppl 1):3-4. PMID: 23901362.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. Kaholokula JK, Townsend CK, Ige A, Sinclair Ki, Mau MK, Leake A, Palakiko DM, Yoshimura SR, Kekauoha P, Hughes C. Sociodemographic, behavioral, and biological variables related to weight loss in native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Mar; 21(3):E196-203. PMID: 23404724.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Look MA, Kaholokula JK, Carvhalo A, Seto T, de Silva M. Developing a culturally based cardiac rehabilitation program: the HELA study. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2012; 6(1):103-10. PMID: 22643794.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Kaholokula JK, Mau MK, Efird JT, Leake A, West M, Palakiko DM, Yoshimura SR, Kekauoha BP, Rose C, Gomes H. A family and community focused lifestyle program prevents weight regain in Pacific Islanders: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Health Educ Behav. 2012 Aug; 39(4):386-95. PMID: 21551421.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    40. Kaholokula JK, Grandinetti A, Keller S, Nacapoy AH, Kingi TK, Mau MK. Association between perceived racism and physiological stress indices in Native Hawaiians. J Behav Med. 2012 Feb; 35(1):27-37. PMID: 21360284.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Panapasa SV, Crabbe KM, Kaholokula JK. Efficacy of Federal Data: Revised Office of Management and Budget Standard for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders Examined. AAPI Nexus. 2011; 9(1-2):212-220. PMID: 25360070.
      Citations:    
    42. Kaholokula JK, Iwane MK, Nacapoy AH. Effects of perceived racism and acculturation on hypertension in Native Hawaiians. Hawaii Med J. 2010 May; 69(5 Suppl 2):11-5. PMID: 20544603.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Grandinetti A, Kaholokula JK, Mau MK, Chow DC. Detecting cardiometabolic syndrome using World Health Organization public health action points for Asians and Pacific Islanders. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(2):123-8. PMID: 20503891.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    44. Mau MK, Sinclair K, Saito EP, Baumhofer KN, Kaholokula JK. Cardiometabolic health disparities in native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Epidemiol Rev. 2009; 31:113-29. PMID: 19531765.
      Citations: 92     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Nacapoy AH, Kaholokula JK, West MR, Dillard AY, Leake A, Kekauoha BP, Palakiko DM, Siu A, Mosier SW, Marjorie KM. Partnerships to address obesity disparities in Hawai'i: the PILI 'Ohana Project. Hawaii Med J. 2008 Sep; 67(9):237-41. PMID: 18853898.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Kaholokula JK, Saito E, Shikuma C, Look M, Spencer-Tolentino K, Mau MK. Native and Pacific health disparities research. Hawaii Med J. 2008 Aug; 67(8):218-9, 222. PMID: 18853894.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Kaholokula J. Culturally informed smoking cessation strategies for Native Hawaiians. Nicotine Tob Res. 2008 Apr; 10(4):671-81. PMID: 19301474.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Kaholokula JK, Saito E, Mau MK, Latimer R, Seto TB. Pacific Islanders' perspectives on heart failure management. Patient Educ Couns. 2008 Feb; 70(2):281-91. PMID: 18068939.
      Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    49. Kaholokula JK, Nacapoy AH, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Association between acculturation modes and type 2 diabetes among Native Hawaiians. Diabetes Care. 2008 Apr; 31(4):698-700. PMID: 18202248.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Grandinetti A, Kaholokula JK, Theriault AG, Mor JM, Chang HK, Waslien C. Prevalence of diabetes and glucose intolerance in an ethnically diverse rural community of Hawaii. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(2):250-5. PMID: 17682354.
      Citations: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Silva JK, Kaholokula JK, Ratner R, Mau M. Ethnic differences in perinatal outcome of gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2006 Sep; 29(9):2058-63. PMID: 16936153.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Kaholokula JK, Braun KL, Kana'iaupuni S, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Ethnic-by-gender differences in cigarette smoking among Asian and Pacific Islanders. Nicotine Tob Res. 2006 Apr; 8(2):275-86. PMID: 16766420.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Kaholokula JK, Haynes SN, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Ethnic differences in the relationship between depressive symptoms and health-related quality of life in people with type 2 diabetes. Ethn Health. 2006 Feb; 11(1):59-80. PMID: 16338755.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Kaholokula JK, Haynes SN, Grandinetti A, Chang HK. Biological, psychosocial, and sociodemographic variables associated with depressive symptoms in persons with type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med. 2003 Oct; 26(5):435-58. PMID: 14593852.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Grandinetti A, Chen R, Kaholokula JK, Yano K, Rodriguez BL, Chang HK, Curb JD. Relationship of blood pressure with degree of Hawaiian ancestry. Ethn Dis. 2002; 12(2):221-8. PMID: 12019931.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Grandinetti A, Kaholokula JK, Chang HK. Delineating the relationship between stress, depressive symptoms, and glucose intolerance. Diabetes Care. 2000 Sep; 23(9):1443-4. PMID: 10977057.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Grandinetti A, Kaholokula JK, Crabbe KM, Kenui CK, Chen R, Chang HK. Relationship between depressive symptoms and diabetes among native Hawaiians. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2000 Apr; 25(3):239-46. PMID: 10737695.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Kaholokula JK, Grandinetti A, Crabbe KM, Chang HK, Kenui CK. Depressive symptoms and cigarette smoking among Native Hawaiians. Asia Pac J Public Health. 1999; 11(2):60-4. PMID: 11195159.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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