Full Name
Maile M Taualii, PhD, MPH
Job Title
Collaborative Investigator
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Speaker Bio
Maile Tauali‘i, PhD, MPH, serves as a Collaborative Investigator for Hawaii Permanente Medical Group. 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. Dr. Tauali‘i’s advocacy work focuses on the utility and validity of health information for racial minorities. Her research focuses on eliminating health disparities, specifically for Indigenous Peoples. Dr. Taualii designed curriculums for Kaiser Permanente physicians, providers, and staff in areas of research, cultural safety, and working in partnership with communities of Hawai’i. She serves as the President of the school board for the Native Hawaiian laboratory charter school, Kula S.M. Kamakau, she is an ‘alaka’i for Na Pualei o Likolehua, non-profit organization and premier hula school, and serves as kako’o for a traditional healer program aimed to return a traditional healer in every home. In 2015, Dr. Taualii established the world’s first global Indigenous Master of Public Health degree program and was awarded the University of Hawai`i, Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award. Prior work includes establishing the Urban Indian Health Institute, housed at the Seattle Indian Health Board. Her federal commitments include serving as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations, U.S. Census Bureau (2013-2019) and a member of the National Institutes of Health and the PhenX Working Group on Social Determinants of Health. She and her husband, 5 children, and 3 dogs live on 20-acre food forest with their ‘ohana, who aim to feed the community traditional, plant-based food from the land.
Maile M Taualii, PhD, MPH