Beth Waitzfelder, PhD
MHRN Site Principal Investigator

The Center for Health 
   Research - Hawaii 

Center for Health Research - Hawaii
501 Alakawa Street, Suite 201
Honolulu, HI 96817




  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Director:  Mary Durham, PhD
  • Year established: 1999
  • Active studies: 34 in 2012
  • Peer-reviewed publications: 22 in 2012
  • Website:


Kaiser Foundation Hospitals – Hawaii


The mission of The Center for Health Research – Hawaii is to be an international leader in translational research to improve individual health and to inform health policy through research that creates knowledge required to organize, finance, deliver, and evaluate health care in the public’s best interest focused on health services and economics; health communication (decision-making, risk perception, use of technology); nutrition and health behavior; ethnic diversity; epidemiology; disease prevention; and lifespan development. For more information, visit



Special Research Facilities

  • Research clinic
  • Specimen processing

Top 3 Funding Agencies

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute