Margaret Hattori-Uchima is the Dean of the University of Guam School of Health and the principal investigator/co-PI of several HRSA and NIH funded grants. She was acknowledged by the Hawaii State Legislature as one of the top sixty alumni of the University of Hawaii and recognized as the 2019 Guam Nurse of the Year by the Guam Nurses Association.
Dr. Hattori-Uchima has provided leadership in the study and alleviation of health disparities and had a significant impact in the arenas of education, practice, and health care. She developed a partnership with and, for more than a decade, consistently engages her students in the work of the Guam Homeless Coalition. She has fostered regional health labor force development through service as a long-time faculty member, Interim Director, and now Dean of the School of Health. She is engaged as a Board Member in the American Pacific Nursing Leaders Council and secured significant funding for the Guam/Micronesia Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. Her professional and academic collaborations target capacity building and research in elder care, with emphasis on the needs of patients and families coping with Alzheimer's Disease, cancer care, and the biomedical training of underrepresented students in Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Guam. She is an advocate for improving the quality of care in this region.
Dr. Hattori-Uchima received her ADN and BSN from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, her MSN from the University of Phoenix, and her PhD from Villanova University.