Kathryn L. Braun, Professor of Public Health and Social Work
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i
1960 East-West Road, Biomed D-104, Honolulu, HI 96822
1987 Health Services Evaluation, University of Hawai'i
1980 Health Education, University of Hawai'i
1975 Geological Sciences, University of Michigan
Professor of Public Health and Social Work, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu
Director, Center on Aging, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu
Asst/Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu
Research and Quality Assurance, The Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu
Assistant Administrator, Services to the Elderly, Catholic Charities, Honolulu
Health Educator, US Peace Corps, Philippines
Inspiring Woman of Honolulu, recognized by Mayor Peter B. Carlisle
Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, South Korea
AANCART Chris Jenkins Cancer Control Award to 'Imi Hale
Improved End-of-Life Care Award, Hawaiian Islands Hospice Organization
Mentorship Award, 'Imi Hale Cancer Network
Fellow, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
Sigma Phi Omega, National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society
Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawai'i
Outstanding Research and Teaching Award, Hawai'i Pacific Gerontological Society
Fellow, Gerontological Society of America
Kappa Omega, Public Health Honor Society
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (selected from 130+)
Braun K, Rose C, Finch M. Patient characteristics and outcomes in nursing homes and community long-term care. Gerontologist.1991;31:648-656.
Braun K, Takamura J, Forman S, Sasaki P, Meininger L. Developing and testing outreach materials on Alzheimer's disease for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Gerontologist. 1995;35:122-126.
Braun K, Look M, Yang H, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Native Hawaiian mortality in 1980 and 1990 in the State of Hawai'i. Am J Public Health 1996;86:888-889.
Braun K, Yang H, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Asian and Pacific Islander mortality differences in Hawaii. Soc Biology 1997; 44:213-226.
Braun K, Nichols R. Death and dying in four Asian cultures: A descriptive study. Death Studies. 1997;2:327-360.
Braun K, Browne C. Perceptions of dementia, caregiving, and helpseeking among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Health Soc Work 1998;23:262-274.
McLaughlin L, Braun K. Asian and Pacific Islander values: Considerations for decision-making. Health Social Work 1998;23:116-126.
Braun K, Tanji V, Heck R. Support for physician-assisted suicide: Exploring the impact of ethnicity and attitudes toward planning for death. Gerontologist 2001;41:51 60.
Braun K, Onaka A, Horiuchi B. Advance directive completion and end-of-life preferences in Hawaii. J Am Geriatr Soc 2001;49:1708-1713.
Braun K, Zir A. Roles for the church in improving end-of-life care: Perceptions of clergy and laity. Death Studies, 2001;25:685-705.
Braun K, Zir A, Crocker J, Seely M. Kokua Mau: A statewide effort to improve end-of-life care. J Palliat Med. 2005:8:313-324.
Braun K, Cheang M, Shigeta D. Increasing knowledge, skills, and empathy among direct care workers: A preliminary study of an active learning model. Gerontologist. 2005;45:118-124.
Braun K, Zir A. Using an interactive approach to teach nursing home workers about end-of-life care. J Hospice Palliat Care Nurs 2005;7:280-288.
Braun K, Karel H, Zir A. Family response to end-of-life education: Differences by ethnicity and stage of caregiving. Am J Hospice Palliat Med 2006;23:269-276.
Mokuau N, Braun K, Wong, L, Higuchi P, Gotay C. Testing the feasibility of a family intervention for Native Hawaiian women with cancer: A pilot study. Social Work. 2008;53:9
Browne C, Braun K. Globalization, gender migration, & long-term care work force. Gerontologist. 2008;48:16-24.
Matsui M, Braun K, Karel H. Comparison of end-of-life preferences between Japanese and Japanese-American elders. J Transcultural Nurs.2008;19:167-174.
Browne C, Mokuau N, Braun K Resiliency & adversity in the lives of Native Hawaiian elders. Social Work. 2009; 54:253-261.
Park CB, Braun K, Horiuchi B, Tottori C, Onaka A. Longevity disparities in multiethnic Hawai'i: An analysis of 2000 life tables. Public Health Rep. 2009; 124(4):579-584.
Matsui M, Braun K. Japanese Americans' death attitudes and preferences for end-of-life care. J Hospice Palliative Care Nurs. 2009;11(6):353-361
Fernandes R, Braun K, Ozawa J, Compton M, Somogyi-Zalud E. Home-based palliative care services for underserved populations. J Palliative Med. 2010;4:413-419.
Matsui M. Braun KL. Nurses' attitudes toward death and caring for dying older adults. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2010;16:593-598.
Tomioka M, Braun KL, Compton M, Tanoue L. Adapting Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program to Hawaii's multicultural populations. Gerontologist. 2011; doi: 10.1093/geront/gnr054.
Braun KL, Kagawa Singer M, Holden AR, Burhansstipanov L, et al. Lay navigator tasks across the cancer care continuum. J Health Care Poor Underserved. In press.
Braun KL, Nguyen T, Tanjasiri SP, et al. Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles across NCI's Community Networks Programs. Am J Public Health. In press.
Ka'opua LS, Braun KL, Browne C, Mokuau N, Park CB. Why are Native Hawaiians underrepresented in Hawai'i's older adult population? Exploring social and behavioral factors of longevity. J Aging Research. In press. doi:10.4061/2011/701232
Tomioka M, Sugihara N, Braun KL. Replicating an evidence-based physical activity program, EnhanceFitness, in Hawai'i's multicultural population. Preventing Chronic Disease. In press.
CURRENT RESEARCH SUPPORT
Co-PI, 'Imi Hale Native Hawaiian Cancer Network
National Cancer Institute (1 U54 CA153459-01)
(PI: Chong & Braun) 09/01/10 - 8/31/15
Co-Investigator Ha Kupuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Aging
US Administration on Aging (90AM3079/01)
(PI: Mokuau) 09/01/06-06/30/12
Evaluator, Healthy Aging Project-Empowering Elders
US Administration on Aging (90AM3117/01)
(PI: Lum) 08/01/06-5/15/12
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