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

uaf-iab-canhr@alaska.edu

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Prenatal Preventive Health in Interior Alaska: Impacts of Maternal Stress and Health

This pilot project will explore the impacts of prenatal maternal stress and other physical and mental health factors in pregnant Alaskan women.

Qungasvik (Toolbox): An Indigenous Intervention Science Model for Alaska Native Communities

The Qungasvik (kung-az-vik) ‘Toolbox’ is a multilevel strength-based intervention developed by Yup’ik communities to reduce and prevent alcohol use disorder (AUD) and suicide in 12-18 year old Yup’ik Alaska Native youth.

Striking a Balance: Contaminants and Nutrients in Alaskan Subsistence Foods

Using Visual Methods to Engage Indigenous Youth and Community Members in Cross-Site International Analysis

The National Science awared a $149,595 grant to the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Center for Alaska Native Health Research and two other universities to study resiliency in Indigenous arctic youth.

Validating Multiple Stable Isotope Measures of Diet in the NPAAS Feeding Study

Many aspects of health are related to diet, but those relationships are hard to detect because diet is difficult to measure accurately.

Viral Infection and DNA Repair

The stability of DNA in host cells is constantly challenged by a variety of errors in replication or as the action of reactive oxidative species.

Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health (WATCH) Study

The purpose of the Western Alaska Tribal Collaborative for Health (WATCH) Study is to combine four large adult cohort studies to obtain reliable data on prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke, and type 2 diabetes (DM2) in more than 4,500 Western Alaska Native people residing in the Norton Sound and Yukon-Kuskokwim regions of Alaska.

Witnessing Our Future

The Witnessing Our Future (WOF) project is a community driven, strengths-based suicide prevention initiative taking place within the Lummi Nation and Northwest Indian College communities.

Wood Stove Interventions and Child Respiratory Infections in Rural Communities

Acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) account for more than 27% of all hospitalizations among US children under five years of age, with recurrent LRTIs in children a recognized risk factor for asthma.

Yup’ik Pregnancy Pilot Study

The goal of this study is to learn more about how the kinds of foods a mother eats before and during pregnancy affects the health of her baby at birth and later in life.