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Michael Brauer joined the UBC faculty in 1991 in the Department of Medicine. He was an innaugural member of the Occupational Hygiene Program and served as Director of the School of Environmental Health from 2003-2008. He currently serves as the Occupational and Environmental Health theme co-lead in SPPH and is Director of the Bridge Program , a strategic training fellowship program linking public health, engineering and policy. He also holds associate appointments in the Division of Respiratory Medicine and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC. Dr. Brauer received bachelor’s degrees in Biochemistry and Environmental Sciences from the University of California-Berkeley (1986) and a doctorate in Environmental Health from Harvard University (1990). He was a visiting scientist at the Institute of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at Arhus University in Denmark (1991), at the Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences at Utrecht University in The Netherlands (2000) and at the East-West Center in Hawaii, USA (2008).
Dr. Brauer’s research emphasis is on the assessment of exposure and health impacts of air pollution, with specific interest in transportation-related and biomass air pollution. He has participated in monitoring and epidemiological studies throughout the world and served on advisory committees to the World Health Organization (WHO), the US National Academy of Sciences and Institute of Medicine, 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.
Fuertes E, Brauer M, MacIntyre E, Bauer M, Bellander T, von Berg A, Berdel D, Brunekreef B, Chan-Yeung M,Cramer C, Gehring U, Herbarth O, Hoffmann B, Kerkhof M, Koletzko S,Kozyrskyj A, Kull I, Heinrich J, Melén E, Pershagen G, Postma D, Tiesler CMT, Carlsten C for the TAG Study Group. Childhood allergic rhinitis, traffic-related air pollution, and variability in the GSTP1, TNF, TLR2 and TLR4 genes. Results from the TAG Study . Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2013.
Lim SS, Vos T, Flaxman AD, Danaei G, Shibuya K, …Brauer M…,Lopez AD, Murray CJL, Ezzati M. A comparative risk assessment of burden of disease and injury attributable to 67 risk factors and risk factor clusters in 21 regions, 1990–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012; 380(9859); 2224-2260.
Dadvand P, Parker J, Bell ML, Bonzini M, Brauer M, Darrow L, Gehring U, Glinianaia SV, Gouveia N, Ha E, Leem JH, van den Hooven EH, Jalaludin B, Jesdale BM, Lepeule J, Morello-Frosch R, Morgan GG, Pesatori AC, Pierik FH, Pless-Mulloli T, Rich DQ, Sathyanarayana S, Seo J, Slama R, Strickland M, Tamburic L, Wartenberg D, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Woodruff TJ. Maternal Exposure to Particulate Air Pollution and Fetal Growth; A Multi-Country Evaluation of Effect and Heterogeneity. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2013.
Tischer CG, Gref A, Bauer M, Bergström A, Brauer M, Carlsten C, Gehring U, Granell R, Henderson J, Kerkhof M, MacNutt M, Melén E, Standl M, Wickmann M, Heinrich J. Glutathione-S-Transferase (GST) P1, Early Exposure to Mould and Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis in Children from 6 Birth Cohorts. A Meta-Analysis. Allergy. 2013
Winters M, Brauer M, Setton E, Teschke K. Mapping bikeability: A spatial tool to support sustainable travel. Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design. 2013
Eenhuizen E, Gehring U, Wijga AH, Smith HA, Fischer PH, Brauer M, Koppelman GH, Kerkhof M, de Jongste JC, Brunekreef B, Hoek G. Traffic related air pollution is related to airway resistance in four-year old children. European Respiratory Journal. 2012.
Anderson HR, Butland B, van Donkelaar A, Brauer M, Strachan DP, Clayton T, van Dingenen R, Amann M, Brunekreef B, Cohen A, Lai C, Martin RV. Satellite-based measurements of ambient air pollution and global variations in childhood asthma prevalence. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2012
Hystad PW, Demers PA, Johnson KC, Brook J, van Donkelaar A, Lamsal L, Martin R, Brauer M. Spatiotemporal air pollution exposure assessment for a Canadian population-based lung cancer case-control study. Environmental Health. 2012
Brauer M, Amman M, Burnett R, Cohen A, Dentener F, Ezzati M, Henderson S, Krzyzanowski M, Martin R, Pandey KD, van Dingenen R, van Donkelaar A, Thurston G on behalf of the Outdoor Air Pollution Expert Working Group of the Global Burden of Disease Project. Exposure assessment for the estimation of the global burden of disease attributable to outdoor air pollution. Environmental Science and Technology, 2012. 46(2):652-60 **Environmental Science and Technology Science Paper of the Year for 2012**
Gan W, Chiarello SA, Brauer M, McLean K, Davies HW. Modeling population exposure to community noise and air pollution in a large metropolitan area. Environmental Research. 2012
Johnston FH, Henderson SB, Chen Y, Randerson JT, Marlier M, Defries RS, Kinney P, Bowman DMJS, Brauer M. Estimated global mortality due to smoke from landscape fires. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2012
Crouse DL, Peters PA, van Donkelaar A, Goldberg MS, Villeneuve PJ, Brion O, Khan S, Atari DO, Jerrett M, Pope CA III, Brauer M, Brook JR, Martin RV, Stieb D, Burnett RT. Risk of Mortality in Relation to Long-term Exposure to Low Concentrations of Fine Particulate Matter: A Canadian National-level Cohort Study. Environmental Health Perspectives, 2012
Hankey S, Marshall JD, Brauer M. Health impacts of the built environment: Within-urban variability in physical inactivity, exposure to air pollution, and ischemic heart disease.
Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011
Hystad P, Setton E, Cervantes A, Poplawski K, Deschenes S, Brauer M, Jerrett M, Martin R, van Donkelaar A, Demers P. Creating National Air Pollution Models from Satellite, Landuse Regression and Deterministic Components for Population Exposure Assessment in Canada. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011
Henderson SB, Brauer M, MacNab YC, Kennedy SM. Three measures of forest fire smoke exposure and their association with respiratory and cardiovascular health outcomes in dynamic population-based cohort. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011
Parker J, Rich DQ, Glinianaia S, Leem JH, Bell ML, Bonzini M, Brauer M, Darrow L, Gouveia N, Grillo P, van den Hooven E, Jalaludin B, Jesdale BM, Lepeule J, Morello-Frosch R, Morgan GG, Slama R, Pierik F, Pesatori A, Strickland M, Sathyanarayana S, Tamburic L, Woodruff TJ. The International Collaboration on Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes: Initial Results. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011
de Nazelle A, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Antó JM, Brauer M, Briggs D, Braun-Fahrlander C, Cavill N, Cooper A, Fruin S, Hoek G, Int Panis L, Janssen N, Jerrett M, Joffe M, Jovanovic Andersen Z, van Kempen E, Kingham S, Kubesch N, Leyden K, Marshall J, Matamala J, Mellios G, Méndez M, Olgivie D, Peiró R, Pérez K, Rabl A, Ragettli M, Rodríguez D, Rojas D, Ruiz P, Sallis J, Terwoert J, Tuomisto J, Zuurbier M, Lebrett E. Improving health through encouraging active transport policies: a review of health impacts. Environment International. 2011.
Gan W, Tamburic L, Davies HW, Demers PA, Koehoorn M, Brauer M. Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease Hospitalization and Mortality. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011
Arrandale VH, Brauer M, Brook JR, Brunekreef B, Gold D, London S, Miller D, Özkaynak H, Reis N, Sears M, Silverman F, Takaro T. Exposure Assessment in Cohort Studies of Childhood Asthma. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011
Giles L, Barn P, Künzli N, Romieu I, Mittleman MA, van Eeden S, Allen R, Carlsten C, Stieb D, Noonan C, Smargiassi A, Kaufman JD, Hajat S, Kosatsky T, Brauer M. From Good Intentions to Proven Interventions: Effectiveness of Actions to Reduce the Health Impacts of Air Pollution. Environmental Health Perspectives. 2011 Jan;119(1):29-36
MacIntyre EA, Karr CJ, Demers P, Koehoorn M, Lencer C, Tamburic L, Brauer M. Exposure to residential air pollution and otitis media during the first two years of life. Epidemiology. 2011 Jan;22(1):81-9
Carlsten C, Brauer M, Dimich-Ward H, , Dybuncio A, Becker AB, Chan-Yeung M. Combined Exposure to Dog Allergen and Indoor Air Pollutants: Asthma Incidence in a High-Risk Birth Cohort. European Respiratory Journal, 2010.
Winters M, Teschke K, Grant M, Setton E, Brauer M. How far out of the way will we travel? Built environment influences on route selection for bicycle and car travel. Transportation Research Record. 2010.
Gan W, Tamburic L, Davies HW, Demers PA, Koehoorn M, Brauer M. Change in Residential Proximity to Traffic and Risk of Death from Coronary Heart Disease: a population-based cohort study. Epidemiology 2010. 21(5):642-649.