Center for Alaska Native Health Research
Institute of Arctic Biology
205 Arctic Health Research Building


Phone: 907-474-5528

1-888-470-5576 toll-free within Alaska 

Fax: 907-474-5700

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funded Projects

WATCH: Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health: Four NIH-funded research projects, in partnership with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, combined data sets to better characterize the prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Yup’ik and Inupiaq people. This study engaged tribal groups and community representatives to help prioritize community needs and to inform future interventions and research direction.

Workforce Development: This grant allowed us to provide more in-depth training to our community-based research staff, new COBRE investigators, postdoctoral fellows, tribal health organizations and graduate research assistants on community-based participatory research methodology. The training helped new investigators compete successfully for NIH research funding and to design and conduct rigorous research that is both community-based and culturally sensitive.

Bert Boyer, Ph.D, Principal Investigator

NIH/National Center for Research Resources