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CAHRE Members

NameOrganisationSchool/Department PositionField of Research or Study
Grace WongAUTNursingStaffTobacco control; Asian families
Kelsey ThanamThe University of AucklandSchool of Population Health Student - PostgraduateSelf harm and suicide amongst Asian communities 
Lyn O'NeillThe University of AucklandEquityStaff
Yuko NagamineMITHealth and Counceling External
Abdul Rauff SalithambyDhofar University, OmanSocial SciencesStaffEthnic minorities displaced by armed conflict 
Jessica AdamsSynergia Ltd. ExternalConsultant at Synergia Ltd with an interest in Asian Health 
Mengxing MaUniversity of MelbourneSchool of Health SciencesStudent - PostgraduateSocial Determinants of Health, Health Disparities
Amy ChanThe University of AucklandSchool of PharmacyStaffDigital health and behaviour change 
Anna PonnampalamThe University of AucklandPhysiologyStaffReproductive biology; DoHAD; Pregnancy disorers
Akshul RanaThe University of AucklandSchool of PharmacyStudent - PostgraduateUse and safety of Ayurvedic medicines in New Zealand
Alina PavlovaThe University of AucklandPsychological MedicineStudent - PostgraduateMedical compassion 
Catherine BaconThe University of AucklandSchool of NursingStaffMusculoskeletal Health & Rehabilitation; Falls, Fractures & Vitamin; Orthopaedic Surgery D; 
Chris BullenThe University of AucklandNational Institute of Health InnovationStaffTobacco control
Cecilia Wong-CornallThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStaffInformal family caregiving; Aged care; Chronic conditions; Socioculturally diverse service user experiences; Asian health; Migrant health; Integrated care; Primary healthcare
Dennis HsuThe University of AucklandEpidemiology and BiostatisticsStaff
Emme ChackoThe University of AucklandPsychological MedicineStaffMental health
Emma SaderaThe University of AucklandFaculty of Medical and Health SciencesStaffJEDI in medical/health sciences education
Esti de GraaffThe University of AucklandSchool of MedicineStudent - PostgraduateIdentification of risk factors and causal pathways associated with adverse perinatal outcome in New Zealand, with a focus on Indian women.
Gary CheungThe University of AucklandPsychological MedicineStaffOld age psychiatry, dementia, loneliness, suicide
Anecita Gigi LimThe University of AucklandSchool of NursingStaffAntimicrobial Stewarship, Ethnic differences in responses to medicines, Ethnic disparities in medicines
Ivana R SequeiraThe University of AucklandSchool of Biological Sciences StaffMetabolic & Gastrointestinal Health
Jo BarnesThe University of AucklandSchool of PharmacyStaffTraditional and complementary medicines/natural health products; drug safety/pharmacovigilance; pharmacists' professional roles
Juma RahmanThe University of AucklandSchool of Population Health Staff
Joanna ChuThe University of AucklandPacific HealthStaffParenting, youth mental health, addiction
Juanita Rojas PalacioThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStudent - PostgraduatePrevention of Intimate partner violence among Latin Americans
Karen DayThe University of AucklandHealth SystemsStaff1. How consumers use technology for self-care, 2) understanding the health informatics workforce
Lovely DizonThe University of AucklandEpidemiology and BiostatisticsStudent - PostgraduateAsian youth health, access to health services, identity and migration
Ladan HashemiThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStaffFamily Wellbeing_Health inequities 
Leesa Russell The University of AucklandFaculty of Medical and Health SciencesStaffCancer 
Luam GhebreabThe University of AucklandSchool of Population Health Student - PostgraduatePredictors of childhood injuries 
Martyarini Budi Setyawati The University of AucklandSchool of Nursing Student - PostgraduateMuslim Family Caregiver
Michelle WheadonUniservicesFaculty of Medical and Health SciencesStaffGrowing Up in NZ - Asian hub lead
Sarah GerritsenThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStaffChild health and public health nutrition
Rodrigo RamalhoThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStaffMental Health & Addiction & Migrants/Ethnic minorities
Rachel TaperaThe University of AucklandTe Kupenga Hauora MaoriStudent - PostgraduateNeurodiversity in African migrants
Rachel Simon-KumarThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStaff
Roshini Peiris-JohnThe University of AucklandEpidemiology and BiostatisticsStaffYouth health, migrant health, Asian and ethnic minority health 
Rubina BogatiThe University of AucklandSchool of NursingStaffGerontology, Asian people, Workforce
Stuti MisraThe University of AucklandOphthalmologyStaffCorneal innervation in systemic diseases, ocular surface disease, ocular imaging 
Sam ParittThe University of AucklandAnatomy and Medical ImagingStaffTraumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, neuromodulation
Shivani AgrawalThe University of AucklandSchool of NursingStaff
Sainimere BoladuaduaThe University of AucklandSchool of MedicineStudent - PostgraduateImproving access to care for sick children to reduce mortality and morbidity: Mixed methods study of high priority child infectious diseases in Fiji and New Zealand.
Sara MustafaThe University of AucklandLiggins InstituteStudent - PostgraduateNutritional intake in the NZ community
Shalinda FernandoThe University of AucklandMolecular Medicine and PathologyStudent - PostgraduateGenetics in metabolism in Polynesian polulations
Suneela Mehta The University of Auckland, Waitemata and Auckland DHBsEpidemiology and BiostatisticsStaffAsian, migrant and former refugee health 
Yan ChenThe University of AucklandCentre for Medical and Health Sciences Education StaffDevelopmental psychology, identity, wellbeing
Arezoo MalihiThe University of AucklandSchool of Counselling, Human Services and Social WorkStaffRefugee studies
Annie ChiangThe University of AucklandEpidemiology and BiostatisticsStudent - PostgraduateData Ethics, Mental Health
Erica DSouzaThe University of AucklandLiggins InstituteStaffSystems Science and Food Environments
Maran MMThe University of AucklandAnatomy and Medical ImagingStaffBreast Cancer, Health Economics, Mental Health, Sleep Research, Medical Devices, Medical Devices
Keshala De SilvaThe University of AucklandLiggins InstituteStaffTaonga Tuku Iho Knowledge Translation for Equity in Preterm Birth Care and Outcomes in Aotearoa
Setayesh PirThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStudent - PostgraduateIntimate Partner Violence
Anjali BhatiaAuckland University of TechnologySchool of Public Health and Interdisciplinary StudiesStudent - PostgraduateEthnic minority youth health
Kristy KangThe University of AucklandSchool of Population Health Student - PostgraduateAsian youth health
Ami IshibashiThe University of AucklandCreative Arts and IndustriesStudent - PostgraduateArchitecture
Angeli SarmientoFormer Toi Ohomai studentToi OhomaiExternal
Kate YangWaikato District Health BoardPublic Health UnitExternalAsian health; Pacific health; healthcare resource allocation; vaccinations; Health equity; Intersectionality; Social Determinants of Health; Language Barriers; Migrant Health
Charlene D'SilvaThe University of AucklandPsychologyStudent - PostgraduateSocial psychology (Community and social psychology with a focus on New Zealand youth and the Indian community)
Akter FerdousiUniversity Putra MalaysiaDepartment of Social science and developmentStudent - PostgraduateRohingya women's Reproductive Decision-Making
Gloria KimThe University of AucklandPsychologyStudent - PostgraduateMasters of Science - Digital Mental Health Tools for Asian NZers
Francis HwangErnst & YoungExternal
KalpanaNZ Nursing Council ExternalPolicy and research
SreekanthMinistry of HealthDisability DirectorateExternalPublic Health
Melissa Kartahardja-KleinbussinkMinistry of Social Development / AUTEmployment Services / AUT PsychologyStudent - Postgraduate
Nidha KhanMinistry of HealthExternal
Simran SainiThe University of AucklandAnthropology (Arts) and Population Health (Health Sciences) Student - UndergraduateInterested in migrant mental health, mental illnesses, ADHD, responsibility/obligations/reciprocity, found family, COVID-19 responses
Yvonne RuanThe University of AucklandFaculty of Medical and Health SciencesStudent - PostgraduateDiabetic Cardiomyopathy
Stephanie D'SouzaThe University of AucklandCOMPASS/Social SciencesStaffLifespan development, mental health, maternal wellbeing
Niha JalotaClinical PsychologistExternalMental Health
Lux SelvanesanArasan New Zealand TrustExternalHealth & Wellbeing for South Asian Community in NZ
Joseph ChenThe University of AucklandSchool of PharmacyStudent - PostgraduateNeuroimaging the rapid acting antidepressant response
Alina MeadorThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStudent - Postgraduate
Emelia MasariThe University of AucklandSchool of Population HealthStudent - PostgraduateSocial determinants of health, health promotion, community development
Fei LiThe University of AucklandSchool of NursingStudent - PostgraduateDeveloped an virtual group intervention for Chinese dementia carers
Sundos QassimThe University of AucklandSchool of PharmacyStudent - PostgraduateCross-cultural adaptation, psychometric evaluation, and clinical implementation of a patient-centered measure of medicines burden for medicines optimization in patients with long-term conditions in United Arab Emirates
Severi LuotoThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStaffBiological psychology, evolutionary psychiatry, evolutionary psychology
Tony Koson SriampornThe University of AucklandSocial and Community HealthStudent - PostgraduateHIV