Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology

The department works toward increasing comprehension and the ability to apply techniques of medical microbiology, infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and public health laboratory in the target populations: medical students, public health students, medical technology students, and graduate students in tropical medicine, biology, and public health. Teaching efforts in pharmacology are directed toward first and second-year medical students, graduate students, and pre-med, pre-nursing, food and nutritional science, sports medicine and dental hygiene students. Along with teaching, the department regards research as an indispensable activity since the latter is intimately intertwined with the teaching and training of students.

Development of a program addressing the linkages between environmental and human health directly benefits ecological and human health in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region, and complements the biomedical research component of the School of Medicine’s vision, and has both direct and indirect economic benefits that will generate research results applicable to addressing environmental and human health problems worldwide.


Phone: (808) 692-1600

Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
651 Ilalo Street
BioScience Building, Suite 320
Honolulu, HI 96813-5534