Professor Michael Brauer
Michael Brauer is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at The University of British Columbia. 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 and a member of the Core Analytic Team for the Global Burden of Disease. 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 from the Wolf and Ghita Churg Foundation, the Bastable-Potts Asthma Research Prize and the Innovation in Health Research Award from the Asthma Society of Canada, the Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence from the UBC Faculty of Medicine and several publication awards.