Braun, Kathryn DrPH

Core Co-Director - Community-Based Research Professor of Public Health and Social Work
Chair, DrPH Program
John A. Burns School of Medicine


Selected Publications

  • Braun KL, Kim BJ, Ka'opua LS, Mokuau N, Browne CV.
    Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Elders: What Gerontologists Should Know.
    Gerontologist 2015 [more...]

  • Braun KL, Stewart S, Baquet C, Berry-Bobovski L, Blumenthal D, Brandt HM, Buchwald DS, Campbell JE, Coe K, Cooper LC, Espinoza P, Henry-Tillman R, Hargreaves M, James A, Salmon Kaur J, Viswanath K, Ma GX, Mandelblatt J, Meade C, Ramirez A, Scarinci I, Park Tanjasiri S, Thompson B, Vines AI, Dignan M.
    The National Cancer Institute's Community Networks Program Initiative to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities: Outcomes and Lessons Learned.
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 2015 [more...]

  • Felder TM, Braun KL, Brandt HM, Khan S, Tanjasiri S, Friedman DB, Armstead CA, Okuyemi KS, HÃ?©bert JR.
    Mentoring and Training of Cancer-Related Health Disparities Researchers Committed to Community-Based Participatory Research.
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 2015 [more...]

  • Hebert JR, Braun KL, Kaholokula JK, Armstead CA, Burch JB, Thompson B.
    Considering the Role of Stress in Populations of High-Risk, Underserved Community Networks Program Centers.
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 2015 [more...]

  • Hebert JR, Braun KL, Meade CD, Bloom J, Kobetz E.
    Community-Based Participatory Research Adds Value to the National Cancer Institute's Research Portfolio.
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 2015 [more...]

  • Hebert JR, Satariano WA, Friedman DB, Armstead CA, Greiner A, Felder TM, Coggins TA, Tanjasiri S, Braun KL.
    Fulfilling Ethical Responsibility: Moving Beyond the Minimal Standards of Protecting Human Subjects from Research Harm.
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 2015 [more...]

  • Heo HH, Sentell TL, Li D, Ahn HJ, Miyamura J, Braun K.
    Disparities in Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations for Chronic Conditions Among Korean Americans, Hawaii, 2010-2012.
    Prev Chronic Dis 2015 [more...]

  • Iskandar L, Braun KL, Katz AR.
    Testing the woman abuse screening tool to identify intimate partner violence in Indonesia.
    J Interpers Violence 2015 [more...]

  • Kataoka-Yahiro MR, Inouye J, Seto TB, Braun KL.
    Translational research education and training needs in Hawai'i.
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2015 [more...]

  • Sentell T, Braun KL, Davis J, Davis T.
    Health literacy and meeting breast and cervical cancer screening guidelines among Asians and whites in California.
    Springerplus 2015 [more...]

  • Sentell TL, Tsoh JY, Davis T, Davis J, Braun KL.
    Low health literacy and cancer screening among Chinese Americans in California: a cross-sectional analysis.
    BMJ Open 2015 [more...]

  • Soon R, Dela Cruz MR, Tsark JU, Chen JJ, Braun KL.
    A Survey of Physicians' Attitudes and Practices about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine in Hawai'i.
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2015 [more...]

  • Braun KL, Browne CV, Ka'opua LS, Kim BJ, Mokuau N.
    Research on indigenous elders: from positivistic to decolonizing methodologies.
    Gerontologist 2014 [more...]

  • Braun KL, Nigg CR, Fialkowski MK, Butel J, Hollyer JR, Barber LR, Bersamin A, Coleman P, Teo-Martin U, Vargo AM, Novotny R.
    Using the ANGELO model to develop the children's healthy living program multilevel intervention to promote obesity preventing behaviors for young children in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Region.
    Child Obes 2014 [more...]

  • Braun KL, Tsark JU, Powers A, Croom K, Kim R, Gachupin FC, Morris P.
    Cancer patient perceptions about biobanking and preferred timing of consent.
    Biopreserv Biobank 2014 [more...]

  • Cassel KD, Braun K, Ka'opua L, Soa F, Nigg C.
    Samoan body and soul: adapting an evidence-based obesity and cancer prevention program.
    Qual Health Res 2014 [more...]

  • Ka'opua LS, Diaz TP, Park SH, Bowen T, Patrick K, Tamang S, Braun KL.
    Colorectal Cancer Screening at the Nexus of HIV, Minority Statuses, and Cultural Safety.
    Am J Health Educ 2014 [more...]

  • Ka'opua LS, Diaz TP, Park SH, Bowen T, Patrick K, Tamang S, Braun KL.
    Colorectal Cancer Screening at the Nexus of HIV, Minority Statuses, and Cultural Safety.
    Am J Health Educ 2014 [more...]

  • Robinson MK, Tsark JU, Braun KL.
    Increasing primary care physician support for and promotion of cancer clinical trials.
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2014 [more...]

  • Sentell T, Zhang W, Davis J, Baker KK, Braun KL.
    The influence of community and individual health literacy on self-reported health status.
    J Gen Intern Med 2014 [more...]

  • Sugimoto-Matsuda JJ, Braun KL.
    The role of collaboration in facilitating policy change in youth violence prevention: a review of the literature.
    Prev Sci 2014 [more...]

  • Tauali i M, Davis EL, Braun KL, Tsark JU, Brown N, Hudson M, Burke W.
    Native Hawaiian views on biobanking.
    J Cancer Educ 2014 [more...]

  • Tomioka M, Braun KL, Ah Cook V, Compton M, Wertin K.
    Improving behavioral and clinical indicators in Asians and Pacific Islanders with diabetes: findings from a community clinic-based program.
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2014 [more...]

  • Tomioka M, Braun KL.
    Examining Sustainability Factors for Organizations that Adopted Stanford's Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.
    Front Public Health 2014 [more...]

  • Allison AL, Ishihara-Wong DD, Domingo JB, Nishioka J, Wilburn A, Tsark JU, Braun KL.
    Helping cancer patients across the care continuum: the navigation program at the Queen's Medical Center.
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2013 [more...]

  • Leslie JH, Braun KL, Novotny R, Mokuau N.
    Factors affecting healthy eating and physical activity behaviors among multiethnic blue- and white-collar workers: a case study of one healthcare institution.
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2013 [more...]

  • Sentell T, Braun KL, Davis J, Davis T.
    Colorectal cancer screening: low health literacy and limited English proficiency among Asians and Whites in California.
    J Health Commun 2013 [more...]

  • Sentell T, Dela Cruz MR, Heo HH, Braun KL.
    Health literacy, health communication challenges, and cancer screening among rural native Hawaiian and Filipino women.
    J Cancer Educ 2013 [more...]

  • Sentell T, Unick GJ, Ahn HJ, Braun KL, Miyamura J, Shumway M.
    Illness severity and psychiatric hospitalization rates among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
    Psychiatr Serv 2013 [more...]

  • Tomioka M, Braun KL.
    Implementing evidence-based programs: a four-step protocol for assuring replication with fidelity.
    Health Promot Pract 2013 [more...]

  • Aitaoto N, Braun KL, Estrella J, Epeluk A, Tsark J.
    Design and results of a culturally tailored cancer outreach project by and for Micronesian women.
    Prev Chronic Dis 2012 [more...]

  • Boyd JK, Kuuleialoha Kamaka SA, Braun KL.
    Pathway out of poverty: a values-based college-community partnership to improve long-term outcomes of underrepresented students.
    Prog Community Health Partnersh 2012 [more...]

  • Braun KL, Nguyen TT, Tanjasiri SP, Campbell J, Heiney SP, Brandt HM, Smith SA, Blumenthal DS, Hargreaves M, Coe K, Ma GX, Kenerson D, Patel K, Tsark J, HÃ?©bert JR.
    Operationalization of community-based participatory research principles: assessment of the national cancer institute's community network programs.
    Am J Public Health 2012 [more...]

  • Fernandes R, Braun KL, Spinner JR, Sturdevant C, Ancheta SJ, Yoshimura SR, Compton M, Wang JH, Lee CJ.
    Healthy Heart, Healthy Family: a NHLBI/HRSA collaborative employing community health workers to improve heart health.
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 2012 [more...]

  • Kaur JS, Coe K, Rowland J, Braun KL, Conde FA, Burhansstipanov L, Heiney S, Kagawa-Singer M, Lu Q, Witte C.
    Enhancing life after cancer in diverse communities.
    Cancer 2012 [more...]

  • Mokuau N, Braun KL, Daniggelis E.
    Building family capacity for Native Hawaiian women with breast cancer.
    Health Soc Work 2012 [more...]

  • Sentell T, Braun KL.
    Low health literacy, limited English proficiency, and health status in Asians, Latinos, and other racial/ethnic groups in California.
    J Health Commun 2012 [more...]

  • Ka'opua LS, Braun KL, Browne CV, 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 Res 2011 [more...]

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