Treena Delormier

Assistant Professor

University of Hawaii

Treena Delormier

Assistant Professor

University of Hawaii

Biography

Treena Delormier is Kanienkeháka (Mohawk) from the Kahnwake reserve located
on the St.Lawrence River near Montreal, QC. She is an Assistant Professor at the
University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Department of Public Health Sciences. She teaches
and advises students in the Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health Master of
Public Health specialization. Her research with Indigenous communities is
community based, uses participatory approaches and privileges Indigenous
knowledge. Dr. Delormier’s research interests include food, nutrition and health,
social perspectives of food, indigenous research methodologies, qualitative
methodologies, public health and health promotion, food security, traditional
food systems, diabetes and obesity prevention, and aboriginal conceptions of
health. Dr. Delormier has done research with Indigenous communities in Canada
and in Hawaii. Her current projects aim to translate community understandings of
health issues to guide actions to support healthy lifestyles at the community level,
and aim to use social perspectives and theories of food choice to better
understand the lived experience of food insecurity at the family level. Dr.
Delormier holds bachelor and master degrees in nutrition from McGill. She
completed her master degree McGill University's Centre for Indigenous Peoples'
Nutrition and Environment (CINE). She has PhD in Public Health (Health
Promotion) from University of Montréal, Canada. “In my research and
professional work, I strive to use respectful approaches toward building
understandings and knowledge that will serve to support indigenous peoples’
goals for well-being and self-governance now and for future generations”