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Dr. Kealoha Fox is Ka Pou Kākoʻo Nui of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, charged with supporting the Executive Offices of its CEO. She directs agency initiatives for Mauli Ola (Native Hawaiian Health) that address the social determinants of well-being among the indigenous people of Hawaiʻi. Dr. Fox also serves as academic faculty at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Kealoha earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the John A. Burns School of Medicine where she specialized in Clinical Research. She is a state of Hawai’i Climate Commissioner and serves as a member of numerous boards, consortia, and task forces. As an early-career kanaka maoli scholar, Kealoha is guided by the proverb, E lawe i ke a‘o a mālama, a e ‘oi mau ka na‘auao. [S]he who takes his teachings and applies them increases knowledge. Her newest book is entitled Mana Lāhui Kānaka.