Dr. Ka`imi Sinclair is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University – Spokane Health Sciences campus. She has a PhD in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of New Mexico. For two decades, she has conducted grant-funded diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management research with racial and ethnic populations across the United States. Dr. Sinclair’s work focuses on culturally adapting health programs and offering them in communities to make them more accessible to underserved populations.
In Hawai`i she worked with Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities. Since moving to Washington three years ago, she has become actively involved with the NHPI community in the Puget Sound region, building a community-academic partnership with several NHPI-serving organizations including the Asian Counseling and Referral Service, the International Community Health Services, and the Asia Pacific Cultural Center, of which she is a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Sinclair is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Migrant Clinician’s Network and a co-chair of the Pacific Islander Health Board of Puget Sound.
Dr. Sinclair resides in SeaTac, Washington and is an avid paddler of outrigger canoes and a member of the Seattle Outrigger Canoe Club.