Program Co-Directors

S. Kalani Brady, MD, MPH, MACP

Dr. Kalani Brady is the Director of Education for Hawai‘i Pacific Health Conference Services. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of

Medicine, and the supervising physician for the Kalaupapa community on Moloka‘i. Dr. Brady also co-hosts the

“Ask the Doctor” segment of the KHON2 “Wake Up 2Day” morning show.


While Dr. Brady has been involved in various aspect of the SSRP for many years, he has spent the last 10

years as SSRP Co-Director.



Andras Bratincsak, MD, PhD


Dr. Andras Bratincsak is a pediatric and adult congenital cardiologist with Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, where he has practiced since 2012. Besides a three year training in pediatric and congenital cardiology,

he has spent an additional 18 months training in Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology, as well as Interventional Cardiology. 


Dr. Bratincsak has participated in the SSRP numerous times as a Principal Investigator and mentor. This is his first

year as SSRP Co-Director. 


SSRP Committee Members

Melinda Ashton, MD
Venkataraman Balaraman, MBBS
Carl Hinson
David Horio, MD
Wade Kyono, MD 
​Kenneth Robbins, MD
William Tsushima, PhD



SSRP Staff

Hawai‘i Pacific Health Conference Services
Jennifer Mikami, Director, Conference Services
Rexie Adlawan, SSRP Coordinator
Raenna Shirai, SSRP Coordinator

Hawai‘i Pacific Health Research Institute
Chieko Kimata, PhD, MPH, MBA, Lead Biostatistician, Hawai‘i Pacific Health   Andrea Siu, MPH, RAC, SSRP Research Consultant

Straub Bone & Joint Center
Samantha Andrews, PhD, ATC, SSRP Research Consultant

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