Professor Marusek specializes in legal geography, legal semiotics, and constitutive legal theory within the disciplinary field of public law. She explores places and spaces to better understand law and legality.
Professor Morrison researches women’s health and domestic violence in Hilo. Her topics include inquiry into menopause, domestic violence, and breastfeeding practices of young women, all conducted about women in Hilo.
Professor Emeritus Brown researches psychosocial stress and ethnic health disparities. His work grows out of interest in how humans, individually and in populations, adapt to environmental stress.
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.
An expert in tropical forest climate, hydrology, ecology, paleo-ecology, wildlife conservation, and ecological studies, Professor Juvik’s most important contribution to the climatological field is development of the “Juvik Fog Gauge,” now used worldwide to provide standardized fog measurements. He’s also an international expert on tortoises.
Professor Frueh researches treatments for post traumatic stress disorder. He focuses on clinical trials, epidemiology, and mental health services relevant to innovative treatments and mental health service improvements for people with PTSD.
Professor Inglis researches the sense of community in Molokai leprosy settlement. She has devoted her career to studying the history of leprosy in Hawai‘i with focus on the history of kama‘āina who lived on the peninsula of Kalaupapa, Molokai.