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Pacific Islands Division


Pacific Islands Division and Staff

Located in Honolulu, HI, the Pacific Islands Division places a major focus on research, education, and training concerning cross-cultural factors affecting the expression, assessment, and treatment of PTSD among ethnic minorities, particularly Pacific Islander and Asian Americans. The Division actively seeks to collaborate with universities, the Department of Defense, research groups, and other organizations concerning PTSD and its related disorders. The Division continues to focus on evaluating the feasibility and clinical efficacy of different telehealth treatments.

Read about research taking place at this Division or about the Center's education initiatives.

National Center faculty is active in training programs at both the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels. See Positions Available for internship and fellowship opportunities that are offered at each Division site.

Contact Information for Pacific Islands Division
National Center for PTSD
Pacific Islands Division
3375 Koapaka Street, Suite I-560
Honolulu HI 96819
Phone: (808) 566-1546
Fax: (808) 566-1885
Contact Person: Janice Pachico, (808) 566-1546


Name Position Phone Ext. Email
James L. Spira, PhD, MPH Director (808) 954-6390 email

Operations Staff

Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Janice Pachico Program Support Assistant (808) 566-1546 email

Research and Education Staff

Name Position Phone Ext. Email
Todd Hilmes, PsyD Clinical Psychologist (808) 538-2528 email
Gwen Isherwood, BA Research Coordinator (808) 954-6386 email
Laurel King, PhD Research Staff (808) 538-2537 email
Tony Lam, MA Research Assistant (808) 538-2569 email
Maggi Mackintosh, PhD Clinical Psychologist (808) 566-1931 email
Ursula Menez, PhD Research Staff (808) 954-6385 email
Jane Onoye, PhD Research Psychologist (808) 538-2573 email
Michele Spoont, PhD Psychologist (612) 467-1428 email
Marymay Villapando, MS Research Assistant (808) 538-2569 email
Julia Whealin, PhD Clinical Psychologist (808) 566-1935 email
Emy Willis, BA Research Assistant (808) 954-6389 email
Marissa Wong, PhD Research Staff (808) 566-1546 email
Athena Yoneda, PhD Clinical Psychologist (808) 538-2518 email

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