Nikki Kalani Apana

Nikki Apana Taparra Lab

Nikki Kalani Apana, BA

Native Hawaiian


Medical Student MS2


Mental Health & Substance Use

As an aspiring Native Hawaiian physician, I am passionate about increasing access to high quality, culturally-focused healthcare and substance use treatment for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. My research interests include data disaggregation, Indigenous approaches to mental health, and social justice.

Hometown: Concord, CA

Undergrad: BA, Stanford University,  Human Biology major (Concentration in Race, Ethnicity, Social Class, and Public Health), Spanish minor (2020)

Medical School: UCSF PRIME-US 

Contact: LinkedIn, @NikkiApana

Webpage: Prime-US

Hobbies: dancing with Hālau Nā Mamo Noʻeau, running, trying new foods, spending time with 'ohana