The role of the Research Division is to support all research efforts in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health. The Division’s faculty are researchers who direct their own research projects and also serve the Department through the goals of the Division. These goals are to:

  • Develop the overall research endeavors of the Department: The goal is to grow the research to sustainable levels and to find meaningful ways of integrating the research through successful collaborations;
  • Provide mentorship for all faculty, fellows, and residents in research; and
  • Build and maintain the departmental research infrastructure.

Research Administration

W. Steven Ward, PhD

Professor, Research
Institute of Biogenesis
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Men-Jean Lee, MD

Associate Chair for Research & Innovation
Hawaii Pacific Health
Kapiolani Medical Center

Jonathan Riel, PhD

Research Associate
Kapiolani Medical Center, HPH
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Institute of Biogenesis
Phone: 808-983-8319