Community Environment and Health
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
4500 Diplomacy Drive
Anchorage , Alaska 99508United StatesBioMike Brubaker specializes in assessing health conditions in rural communities. In particular he focuses on environment, pollution, development, and climate change. Mike was born in Juneau Alaska and raised in Anchorage. He earned his BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a MS in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Hungary from 1995 to 1997. Since 1998 he has worked in the Alaska Tribal Health System. Before coming to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, he spent 10 years working for the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands Association, a regional tribal health consortium. He was a founding member of the Center for Climate and Health and started the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network in 2011. Mike has been lead author on over a dozen books and reports about climate change impact on rural Alaska communities. He publishes a weekly e-journal entitled, The Northern Climate Observer.

Science Specialties

Community Environmental Health, Climate Change, Health Impact Assessment, Community Based Participatory Research

Current Research

Climate Change Impacts on Rural Alaska Communities, Development and implementation of Local Environmental Observer Networks