Associate Professor Marusek specializes in legal geography, legal semiotics, and constitutive legal theory within the disciplinary field of public law.
Professor Belt’s research on homelessness has resulted in the collection of the richest, most detailed study to date on the attitudes and opinions of homeless people.
Associate Professor Morrison’s recent research topics include inquiry into menopause, domestic violence, and breastfeeding practices of young women, all conducted about women in Hilo.
Associate Professor Gotshalk’s research interests are physiological responses to stress, musculoskeletal response to aging, and diminishment of musculoskeletal performance due to aging.
Professor Brown’s research grows out of his interest in how humans, individually and in populations, adapt to environmental stress.
Associate Professor Higa-McMillan researches evidence-based practices for youth mental health. She specializes in anxiety and depression in, and mental health services for, children and adolescents.
Professor Juvik’s most important contribution internationally in the climatological field is the development of the “Juvik Fog Gauge,” now used worldwide to provide standardized fog measurements.
Professor Frueh’s research focuses on clinical trials, epidemiology, and mental health services relevant to innovative treatments and mental health service improvements for people with PTSD.
Kerri Inglis, associate professor of history, has devoted her career to studying the history of leprosy in Hawai‘i. She is currently conducting a socio-cultural study on the history of kama‘āina who lived on the peninsula of Kalaupapa, Molokai.