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Alice M. Tse, PhD, APRN, RN, FAAN

Chair, Department of Nursing and Professor


School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 405
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5225, Fax: (808) 956-3257
Email: atse@hawaii.edu


Dr. Tse has over 35 years experience as a clinician, educator, mentor and researcher. Her research focuses on vulnerable populations, especially minority groups with health disparities.  She has received funding for her research from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and private foundations. Her scholarship has been recognized with numerous awards. She has held a Health Professions Fellowship from the WK Kellogg Foundation.  In 2013 she was selected as a Health Disparities Scholar by the NIH/NIMHD. She is recognized for her leadership in the development of community-based participatory research with Native Hawaiian and Pacific peoples. She is also recognized for her expertise in program evaluation.


PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
MS, University of Cincinnati
BS, University of Cincinnati
RN Diploma, Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing


Clinical Practice: 

Children and families with special health care needs.

Research Focus: 

Health disparities of minority populations.

Recent Publications: 

Tse, AM; Palakiko, D.M. and Texeira, R. (2005). Contrast of Pediatric Asthma Management Approaches in a Multicultural and Collectivistic Population. Journal of Asthma 42(8), 623-631.  

Tse, AM and Palakiko, DM. (2006). Participatory Research Manual for Community Partners. Island Heritage Publishers, Honolulu, HI.

Tse, AM; Iwaishi, L; King, C; Harrigan, RC. (2006). A Collaborative Approach to Developing A Validated Competence-Based Curriculum For Health Professions Students. Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice, 19(3), 331-344.    

Landier, W.; Tse, AM. (2010). Use of CAM Interventions for the Management of Procedural-Related Pain, Anxiety, and Distress in Pediatric Oncology: An Integrative Review. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 25 (6): 566-79.    

Niide, TK; Davis, J; Tse AM; Derauf C; Harrigan RC; Yates A. (2011). Body Ideals and Body Dissatisfaction among a Community Sample of Ethnically Diverse Adolescents on Kauai, Hawaii. Hawaii Journal of Public Health, 3(1).                                                                                                         

Potter-Dunlop, J; Tse. AM. (2012). Dietary Issues in Inpatients who are vegetarian: An Integrative Review. Holistic Nursing Practice Journal, 26(1).

Boehm, L; Tse, AM. (2013). Application of Guided Imagery to Facilitate New Graduate RN Transition. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44 (3): 113-20.

Niide, TK; Davis, J; Tse AM; Harrigan RC. (2013). Evaluating the Impact of a School-based Prevention Program on Self-esteem, Body Image, and Risky Dieting Attitudes and Behaviors Among Kaua`i Youth. Hawaii Journal of Medicine& Public Health, 72(8), 273-278.

Funded Grants: 

Community-Based Capacity Building: Academic-Community Partnerships Using Participatory Action Research to Bridge across the US Affiliated Pacific Islands. NICHD/NIH. Funded 2010 to 2013. Co-Principal Investigator.

Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education.  Principal Investigator (transferred from V. Niederhauser), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Perceptions of Native Hawaiian Community Partners about Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Principal Investigator, NIH/NIMHD, pilot.

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