My name is Anela LaBore, and I am a professor in the School of Nursing here at Chaminade University. I am also a nurse practitioner who specializes and is very passionate about diabetes and diabetes management. I’ve been a nurse for 17 years, and seven of those years were spent caring for people in the hospital. I am in my 2nd year in a Nursing Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona – a hybrid program (face-to-face and online). My research focus – you guessed it – is preventative diabetes screening in high-risk Native Hawaiians. Specifically, I want to understand perceptions of preventative diabetes screening in high-risk native Hawaiian people within the context of historical cultural trauma. I am a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools – Kapalama, and this is where my cultural identity was instilled in me and why I have a sense of kuleana to give back to the Hawaiian community through education and service. Lastly, I was born and raised on the island of Molokai, although most of my family lives in Maui. I live in Oahu with my family in Kahaluu. My husband is from Sterling, Colorado, and we have three children: two boys and one girl, and two dogs and two cats.
- NUR 302 Complex Disease II
- Master of Science in Nursing, University of Hawaii, Manoa
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Hawaii Pacific University
- Tamashiro, A., Taylor-Piliae, R. (2023). Diabetes Screening for Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders in an Urgent Care Center. Communicating Nursing Research, Vol 56, pg. 226.