Associate Professor of Social Work
Tressa P. Diaz, received her MSW at Hunter College School of Social Work at the City University of New York and is currently a PhD candidate at the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work (MBTSSW) at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa.
Tressa is a doctoral scholar under the University of Guam-University of Hawai`i Cancer Center U54 Partnership. Her research focus is on the social determinants of cancer disparities and access to quality healthcare among Chamoru and other Micronesian communities in the Pacific.
She is dedicated to community-centered research, cancer survivorship, and the preservation of indigenous resources. Her doctoral research is on access to care and barriers to colorectal cancer screening among Chamoru on Guam.
Her hobbies include: reading, tennis, and playing guitar.