Michael BrauerAffiliate Professor
Michael Brauer is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC) – where he also holds associate appointments in the Division of Respiratory Medicine and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. He is currently a Wall Scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. He is an Affiliate Professor at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Dr. Brauer received Bachelor’s Degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in Environmental Health from Harvard University.
His research focuses on linkages between the built environment and human health, with specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution, the global health impacts of air pollution and the relationships between multiple exposures mediated by urban form and population health. He has participated in monitoring and epidemiological studies throughout the world and served on advisory committees to the World Health Organization, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the International Joint Commission and governments in North America and Asia. He is an Associate Editor of Environmental Health Perspectives.
His contributions to environmental health have been acknowledged by a number of awards including the Wesolowski Award from the International Society of Exposure Science, WH Thurlbeck Prize for Research in Lung Disease, the Bastable-Potts Asthma Research Prize, the Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence from the UBC Faculty of Medicine and several publication awards