Investigator Development Core

Kathryn Braun

Dr. Kathryn L. Braun, Director, is Professor of Public Health and Social Work and holds the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Chair of Aging at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is PI of Hā Kūpuna National Resource Center for Native Hawaiian Elders, evaluator for the Hawai‘i Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Director of the Professional Development Core for the PIKO Center for Translational Research, and Director of the Investigator Development Core of the Ola HAWAII RCMI. She has been a mentor for the National Mentoring Research Network (NRMN) since 2016 and completed the Faculty Mentor Development Program at the University of New Mexico in 2021. She is a past winner of a UHM Board of Regents medal for teaching excellence and currently serves as President of the Active Aging Consortium Asia-Pacific

Eunjung Lim

Eunjung Lim, PhD, Associate Director, assists Dr. Braun with providing the oversight of the Team-Science Pilot Projects Program and Mentoring Bootcamp. Dr. Lim is Associate Professor and Graduate Chair at the department of Quantitative Health Sciences. Also she has served as Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core for Hawaii’s IDeA-CTR. Her expertise is in the areas of clinical and translational research design, biostatistics, quantitative methods, database development and management, and clinical trials.

Miquela Ibrao

Miquela Ibrao, MPH, MSW, is a Graduate Assistant for the Ola HAWAII IDC. She obtained her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Public Health degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in Indigenous Health within the Buder Center for American Indian Studies. Currently, as a PhD candidate in Public Health at the Thompson School of Social Work and Public Health, of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, her research focuses on healthy aging in Indigenous communities.