As Professor and Dean of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, I have served as a Senior Scientist for RMATRIX-I from September 2012 through June 2013, and currently in the approved one-year cost extension. Responsibilities included strengthening multidisciplinary collaborations; enhancing community-based research; and fostering further examination of the social determinants on health, with attention to cultural factors. As a Native Hawaiian woman, I have a deep investment in the health of Native Hawaiian and other populations who experience disparate health. I have a broad background in social work and cultural competence as it applies to Asian and Pacific populations, and a specific background in community-based research in cancer and aging among Native Hawaiians. As Co-Principal Investigator of RMATRIX-II, I will work towards the successful direction and achievement of the aims and activities through liaison with the NIH/NIMHD Program Official; involvement with the administrative leadership team; enhancement of multidisciplinary partnerships; and oversight of community-based research, especially as these relate to the Native Hawaiian community. My commitment, expertise and experience have prepared me for this role in RMATRIX-II.