Maile Tauali‘i, PhD, MPH, serves as an assistant clinical investigator for HPMG, or Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, the state’s largest multispecialty group practice.
Dr. Tauali‘i received her PhD in Health Services, with an emphasis in Public Health Informatics and Public Health Genetics, from the University of Washington, where she also completed her Master of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Tauali‘i joined HPMG in 2018, in which she worked with CIHR on the utility and validity of health information for racial minorities. Her research focused on eliminating health disparities, specifically for Indigenous Peoples and Native Hawaiians.
Dr. Tauali‘i serves as a resource to HPMG physicians, providers, and staff in areas of research, cultural safety, and working in partnership with communities of Hawaii, especially to the Native Hawaiian population, as the first people of Hawaii.
In 2015, Dr. Tauali‘i established the world’s first global Indigenous Master of Public Health degree program and was awarded the University of Hawaii, Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award. Her federal commitments include serving as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations, U.S. Census Bureau, a member of the National Institutes of Health, PhenX Working Group on Social Determinants of Health, and the All of Us Research Program Biospecimen Access Policy Task Force. She and her husband, five children, and three dogs live on 20-acre food forest with their ‘ohana, who aim to feed the community traditional, plant-based food from the land.
- Garrison NA, Hudson M, Ballantyne LL, Garba I, Martinez A, Taualii M, Arbour L, Caron NR, Rainie SC. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 2019 Aug 31;20:495-517. Genomic Research Through an Indigenous Lens: Understanding the Expectations.
- James RD, West KM, Claw KG, EchoHawk A, Dodge L, Dominguez A, Taualii M, Forquera R, Thummel K, Burke W. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec;108(12):1613-1616. Responsible Research With Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives.
- Haring RC, Henry WA, Hudson M, Rodriguez EM, Taualii M. J Cancer Educ. 2018 Feb;33(1):44-51. Views on clinical trial recruitment, biospecimen collection, and cancer research: population science from landscapes of the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse).
- Korngiebel DM, Taualii M, Forquera R, Harris R, Buchwald D. Am J Public Health. 2015 Sep;105(9):1744-7. Addressing the Challenges of Research With Small Populations.
- Hirai AH, Hayes DK, Taualii MM, Singh GK, Fuddy LJ. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov;103(11):e88-95. Excess infant mortality among Native Hawaiians: identifying determinants for preventive action.