The goal of this pilot research project is to explore the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs that Pacific Islanders (Pis) hold about biospecimen collection, use, and banking. Utilizing a community-based participatory research (CBPR) model, this study will initiate a dialogue among PI community members regarding their decision making processes around participation in biomedical research, in particular, the collection, use, and storage of biospecimens. Findings from this qualitative study will provide a pan PI perspective from Marshallese, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, and Tongan communities in Southern California that will inform health care providers, researchers, and policy makers on the conduct of future research and intervention practices with PI populations.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Specialized Center--Cooperative Agreements (U54)
Project #
5U54CA153458-04
Application #
8539330
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZCA1-PCRB-G)
Project Start
2013-09-01
Project End
2015-08-31
Budget Start
2013-09-01
Budget End
2014-08-31
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$127,791
Indirect Cost
$5,063
Name
California State University Fullerton
Department
Type
DUNS #
106670755
City
Fullerton
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92831
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Palmer, Paula Healani; Lee, Cevadne; Sablan-Santos, Lola et al. (2013) Eliminating tobacco disparities among native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders through policy change: the role of community-based organizations. Health Promot Pract 14:36S-9S