Kickstart your Maori health education here with some insights into Elana's positioning, thinking and what she has to offer.


I'm Dr Elana Curtis


Ko Matawhaura te maunga kohatu

Ko Te Rotoiti-i-kite-ā-Ihenga te moana

Ko Ngāti Rongomai rāua ko Ngāti Pikiao ōku hapū

He uri tēnei o Te Arawa

Tihei Mauriora!

I was 10 years old when I decided I wanted to become a Māori doctor. Since then, I've  specialised in Public Health Medicine and had an extensive academic career as an Associate Professor teaching, researching and advocating for Māori Health. I'm now ready to share my knowledge with as many people as possible. I'm very excited to present my first online course that aims to provide health workers with the basics.

Join with me as I help you learn the importance of being culturally-safe, Treaty compliant, pro-Equity and antiracist!

"I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your presentation and there were definitely a few 'aha" moments!"

-Dr Mary Seddon

"We were fortunate enough to have Dr Elana Curtis facilitate a workshop for our team who all work in Māori Health.  It gave us a safe space as a team to unpack issues we experience working in a large mainstream organisation, toward practical solutions.  The session was expertly facilitated by Dr Curtis.  We really appreciated her direct and to the point facilitation style, challenging us to step up, speak up, and to have the hard conversations."

- Delanie Nepia (Service Manager, Te Kāhui Hauora, Māori Health, Counties Manukau District )

"...attended your course on Monday and highly recommended you and your services/Kaupapa in highlighting and addressing Equity." 

- Jill Cotter