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JoAnn Tsark

TitleCommunity Based Research Core Lead
InstitutionUniversity of Hawaii
DepartmentJABSOM
Address1669B Palolo Avenue
Honolulu HI 96816
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    TitleResearch Director
    InstitutionPapa Ola Lokahi
    DepartmentResearch


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    2010 - 2017U54CA153459 Community Network Program Centers, National Cancer Institute - Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

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    1. Taualii M, Davis EL, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Brown N, Hudson M, Burke W. Correction to: Native Hawaiian Views on Biobanking. J Cancer Educ. 2020 Feb; 35(1):210. PMID: 31728919.
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    2. Dela Cruz MRI, Braun KL, Tsark JAU, Albright CL, Chen JJ. HPV vaccination prevalence, parental barriers and motivators to vaccinating children in Hawai'i. Ethn Health. 2018 May 10; 1-13. PMID: 29745749.
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    3. Dela Cruz MRI, Tsark JAU, Chen JJ, Albright CL, Braun KL. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Motivators, Barriers, and Brochure Preferences Among Parents in Multicultural Hawai'i: a Qualitative Study. J Cancer Educ. 2017 Sep; 32(3):613-621. PMID: 26951482.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Dela Cruz MR, Tsark JA, Soon R, Albright CL, Braun KL. Insights in Public Health: Community Involvement in Developing a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Brochure Made for Parents in Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016 07; 75(7):203-7. PMID: 27437166.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Soon R, Dela Cruz MR, Tsark JU, Chen JJ, Braun KL. A Survey of Physicians' Attitudes and Practices about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine in Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015 Jul; 74(7):234-41. PMID: 26225269.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    6. Zhang N, Tsark J, Campo S, Teti M. Facebook for Health Promotion: Female College Students' Perspectives on Sharing HPV Vaccine Information Through Facebook. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015 Apr; 74(4):136-40. PMID: 25954600.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Braun KL, Thomas WL, Domingo JL, Allison AL, Ponce A, Haunani Kamakana P, Brazzel SS, Emmett Aluli N, Tsark JU. Reducing cancer screening disparities in medicare beneficiaries through cancer patient navigation. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Feb; 63(2):365-70. PMID: 25640884.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Tauali i M, Davis EL, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Brown N, Hudson M, Burke W. Native Hawaiian views on biobanking. J Cancer Educ. 2014 Sep; 29(3):570-6. PMID: 24683042.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Braun KL, Tsark JU, Powers A, Croom K, Kim R, Gachupin FC, Morris P. Cancer patient perceptions about biobanking and preferred timing of consent. Biopreserv Biobank. 2014 Apr; 12(2):106-12. PMID: 24749877.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Robinson MK, Tsark JU, Braun KL. Increasing primary care physician support for and promotion of cancer clinical trials. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Mar; 73(3):84-7; quiz 88. PMID: 24660125.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Allison AL, Ishihara-Wong DD, Domingo JB, Nishioka J, Wilburn A, Tsark JU, Braun KL. Helping cancer patients across the care continuum: the navigation program at the Queen's Medical Center. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Apr; 72(4):116-21. PMID: 23795311.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Aitaoto N, Braun KL, Estrella J, Epeluk A, Tsark J. Design and results of a culturally tailored cancer outreach project by and for Micronesian women. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012; 9:E82. PMID: 22480611.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    13. Braun KL, Kagawa-Singer M, Holden AE, Burhansstipanov L, Tran JH, Seals BF, Corbie-Smith G, Tsark JU, Harjo L, Foo MA, Ramirez AG. Cancer patient navigator tasks across the cancer care continuum. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Feb; 23(1):398-413. PMID: 22423178.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark J, H├ębert JR. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the national cancer institute's community network programs. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun; 102(6):1195-203. PMID: 22095340.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Aluli NE, Reyes PW, Brady SK, Tsark JU, Jones KL, Mau M, Howard WJ, Howard BV. All-cause and CVD mortality in Native Hawaiians. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2010 Jul; 89(1):65-71. PMID: 20392507.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Aitaoto N, Tsark JU, Tomiyasu DW, Yamashita BA, Braun KL. Strategies to increase breast and cervical cancer screening among Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipina women in Hawai'i. Hawaii Med J. 2009 Oct; 68(9):215-22. PMID: 19842363.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    17. Aitaoto N, Tsark J, Braun KL. Sustainability of the Pacific Diabetes Today coalitions. Prev Chronic Dis. 2009 Oct; 6(4):A130. PMID: 19755006.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Aluli NE, Jones KL, Reyes PW, Brady SK, Tsark JU, Howard BV. Diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in Native Hawaiians. Hawaii Med J. 2009 Aug; 68(7):152-7. PMID: 19653416.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    19. Tsark JU, Braun KL. Eyes on the Pacific: cancer issues of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in Hawai'i and the US-associated Pacific. J Cancer Educ. 2009; 24(2 Suppl):S68-9. PMID: 20024833.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Kulukulualani M, Braun KL, Tsark JU. Using a participatory four-step protocol to develop culturally targeted cancer education brochures. Health Promot Pract. 2008 Oct; 9(4):344-55. PMID: 18353907.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Braun KL, Allison A, Tsark JU. Using community-based research methods to design cancer patient navigation training. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2008; 2(4):329-40. PMID: 20208313.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Braun KL, Tsark JU. Community-based research should be based in the community. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2008; 2(4):271-3. PMID: 20208305.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Aluli NE, Reyes PW, Tsark J'. Cardiovascular disease disparities in native Hawaiians. J Cardiometab Syndr. 2007; 2(4):250-3. PMID: 18059207.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Tsark JU, Braun KL. Reducing cancer health disparities in the US-associated Pacific. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2007 Jan-Feb; 13(1):49-58. PMID: 17149100.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    25. Braun KL, Tsark JU, Santos L, Aitaoto N, Chong C. Building Native Hawaiian capacity in cancer research and programming. A legacy of 'Imi Hale. Cancer. 2006 Oct 15; 107(8 Suppl):2082-90. PMID: 16977599.
      Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Tsark J', Braun KL. Na Liko Noelo: a program to develop Native Hawaiian researchers. Pac Health Dialog. 2004 Sep; 11(2):225-32. PMID: 16281705.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Palafox NA, Tsark J'. Cancer in the US Associated Pacific Islands (UASPI): history and participatory development. Pac Health Dialog. 2004 Sep; 11(2):8-13. PMID: 16281671.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Braun KL, Ichiho HM, Kuhaulua RL, Aitaoto NT, Tsark JU, Spegal R, Lamb BM. Empowerment through community building: Diabetes Today in the Pacific. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2003 Nov; Suppl:S19-25. PMID: 14677326.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. Braun KL, Tsark J, Santos LA, Abrigo L. 'Imi Hale -- the Native Hawaiian cancer awareness, research, and training network: second-year status report. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2003 Winter-Spring; 10(1):4-16. PMID: 15352771.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Tsark JU, Braun KL. Ten-year changes in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and practices in Native Hawaiian women. Pac Health Dialog. 2001 Sep; 8(2):280-9. PMID: 12180507.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Santos L, Mokuau N, Abrigo L, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Mackura G, Kuhaulua R, Chong CD. 'Imi Hale: establishing an inheritance for Native Hawaiians on cancer awareness, research and training. Pac Health Dialog. 2001 Sep; 8(2):436-45. PMID: 12180528.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    32. Tsark JA. A participatory research approach to address data needs in tobacco use among Native Hawaiians. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 2001 Winter-Spring; 9(1):40-8. PMID: 11720413.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Hughes CK, Tsark JU, Kenui CK, Alexander GA. Cancer research studies in Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Ann Epidemiol. 2000 Nov; 10(8 Suppl):S49-60. PMID: 11189093.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    34. Tsark JU. Cancer in Native Hawaiians. Asian Am Pac Isl J Health. 1998; 6(2):157-173. PMID: 11567426.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    35. Matsunaga DS, Enos R, Gotay CC, Banner RO, DeCambra H, Hammond OW, Hedlund N, Ilaban EK, Issell BF, Tsark JA. Participatory research in a Native Hawaiian community. The Wai'anae Cancer Research Project. Cancer. 1996 Oct 01; 78(7 Suppl):1582-6. PMID: 8839575.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Hughes CK, Tsark JA, Mokuau NK. Diet-related cancer in Native Hawaiians. Cancer. 1996 Oct 01; 78(7 Suppl):1558-63. PMID: 8839570.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Banner RO, DeCambra H, Enos R, Gotay C, Hammond OW, Hedlung N, Issell BF, Matsunaga DS, Tsark JA. A breast and cervical cancer project in a native Hawaiian community: Wai'anae cancer research project. Prev Med. 1995 Sep; 24(5):447-53. PMID: 8524718.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Braun KL, Look MA, Tsark JA. High mortality rates in Native Hawaiians. Hawaii Med J. 1995 Sep; 54(9):723-9. PMID: 7591734.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Mokuau N, Hughes CK, Tsark JU. Heart disease and associated risk factors among Hawaiians: culturally responsive strategies. Health Soc Work. 1995 Feb; 20(1):46-51. PMID: 9154425.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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