Raynald Samoa, M.D., is a clinical research endocrinologist. He has a lifelong fascination with obesity related disorders and has parlayed that interest into research projects investigating the metabolic conditions that affect Native Hawai’ians and other Pacific Islanders. His current projects range from a culturally adapted obesity intervention geared towards Samoan adolescents in Los Angeles and the modification of work related environments that reduce cardiometabolic risk factors in Pacific Island populations. His near future aspiration is to assist in establishing the relationship with modernization and Type 2 diabetes by evaluating the populations of Samoa, American Samoa, and the west coast United States. Dr. Samoa is board certified in the fields of pediatrics, internal medicine, and endocrinology. Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California.