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Olaga research students 2017

To learn more and receive updates on all of our projects visit our Facebook Page: Samoan Obesity, Lifestyle and Genetic Adaptations Study Group (@YaleOlaga)

Participants in the 2018 Soifua Manuia Study

For participants:

The following studies are currently open for recruitment:

  • Ola Tuputupua’e (Growing Up) Study (Samoa)
  • Foafoaga o le Ola (Beginning of Life) Study (Samoa)

If you are interested in participating in either of these studies in Samoa please contact our project coordinator on +685 729 8553 or email us at

Research students explore Apia

For students interested in learning more about educational opportunities with our team:

Please contact Principal Investigator Nicola Hawley or Associate Research Scientist Alysa Pomer.

We offer a number of internship opportunities for Samoa/American Samoa based students as well as those from US universities. Please reach out to us to find out more about how to get involved!

Olaga research meeting 2017

For collaborators or to request data:

We welcome opportunities for collaboration – please contact Principal Investigator, Nicola Hawley.

All of our data and translated questionnaire measures are available upon request for use by researchers/clinicians working with Samoan communities.