University of Hawaii

MMS Faculty

Nanette Kapulani Mossman Judd, PhD, MPH, RN

Dr. Nanette Kapulani Mossman Judd, PhD, MPH, RN is currently Emeritus Professor of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, John A Burns School of Medicine. She has served Hawai‘i's health community for over thirty-five years. As Director of Imi Ho‘ola, a post-baccalaureate program, she has assisted disadvantaged graduate students to pursue their dreams of becoming a physician. As such, Dr. Judd has mentored, shaped, and supported over 250 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students, making Imi Ho‘ola a model program across the U.S. and the Pacific region. Many of those students are leaders today and serve as kumu to a new generation of young physicians.

She is the recipient of several awards, including the Regional Health Administrator's Special Service Award under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was recently recognized as the recipient of the I Ulu I Ke Kumu tribute from Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Her visionary legacy is one of building diversity, while increasing the number of physicians in Hawai‘i's most rural and underserved areas.


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