Areas of Expertise:
B.A. in American Studies with Honors and B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Philippine Language and Literature, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Research Interests:Oceanic ethnic studies, Asian settler colonialism and social determinants of health
Kathleen Corpuz is a Filipina settler who grew up in Kalihi. She is pursuing a concurrent degree in Asian American Studies and Community Health Sciences. She is interested in understanding social determinants of health – how colonization, discrimination and poverty can impact the health of various ethnic groups. She aims to conduct community based research projects among underrepresented groups in the Pacific to develop strategies for communicating effective health messages.