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Conducting Research in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific


The Pacific Health Research and Education Institute (PHREI) is an independent, non-profit biomedical research organization dedicated to improving health and healthcare for veterans and all people in Hawaii and around the world. Driven by the values of excellence and innovation, PHREI scientists focus on a range of health issues, including PTSD, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, diabetes, aging, obesity, cardiovascular disease, women’s health, telehealth and healthcare delivery. Hawaii’s diverse ethnic population, island setting, and collaborative spirit provide a rich environment for epidemiological research that addresses health concerns on a local, national, and international scale.

PHREI is an affiliate of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System (VA PIHCS) and the VA Central California Health Care System (VA CCHCS).  While an affiliate of the VA, PHREI receives no research funding from the VA.  PHREI develops and conducts research and education programs to address the health and health care needs of veterans throughout the Pacific region, central California, and the U.S.  Specific research areas include PTSD and its impact on the veteran, family members, and their community.






Your tax deductible donation will help us to continue our vital research as we strive to improve the health and healthcare available to all people, focusing on the special needs of our veterans.

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PHREI Donations

3375 Koapaka Street, Suite I-540

Honolulu, HI 96819

On behalf of our veterans, we thank you for your support!