Center for Alaska Native Health Research
2141 Koyukuk Drive
205 Arctic Health Research Building
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000

Phone: 907-474-5528

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

Fax: 907-474-5700


Welcome to the Center for Alaska Native Health Research. We embrace a collaborative research model while working with Alaska Native communities, organizations and individuals. At every stage of CANHR research, faculty and staff work with tribal groups and health care agencies to frame research questions, develop methodologies and procedures, and to interpret and apply data to prevention and treatment.


CANHR is supported by the UAF Institute of Arctic Biology and the UAF College of Rural and Community Development.  Please click on the logos to learn more about these key partners.





The film, Lifeline, took Bronze in two categories at the 2023 Telly Awards: non-broadcast—fully animated piece (in recognition of its rotoscope animation) and non-broadcast—social impact (in recognition of its messaging).


Past Announcements


Congratulations to Andrea Bersamin on her new award,  Feed the Future


Scammon Bay youth share the power of protection through connection



Spotlight- Current Research

Currently in the News


Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth in Indigenous Communities

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Qungasvik Team Retreat Winter 2020