SONNET is a national network of applied researchers who help design, evaluate, and implement effective social health interventions to improve member health across Kaiser Permanente. SONNET's work is made possible with funding from KP's National Community Health Program.
Maile Tauali‘i, PhD, MPH, serves as an Assistant Clinical Investigator for Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG) – the state’s largest multispecialty group practice. Dr. Tauali‘i received her PhD in Health Services, with an emphasis in Public Health Informatics and Public Health Genetics, from the University of Washington, where she also completed her Master of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Tauali‘i joined HPMG in 2018, where she works with the Center of Integrated Healthcare Research (CIHR) on the utility and validity of health information for racial minorities. Her research focuses on eliminating health disparities, specifically for Indigenous Peoples and Native Hawaiians. In 2015, Dr. Taualii established the world’s first global Indigenous Master of Public Health degree program and was awarded the University of Hawai`i, Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award.
Prior work includes establishing the Urban Indian Health Institute, housed at the Seattle Indian Health Board. Her federal commitments include serving as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations, U.S. Census Bureau (2013-2019); a member of the National Institutes of Health, PhenX Working Group on Social Determinants of Health; and the All of Us Research Program Biospecimen Access Policy Task Force. She and her husband, 5 children, and 3 dogs live on 20-acre food forest with their ‘ohana, who aim to feed the community traditional, plant-based food from the land.
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