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Early Career Research Fellow Track 1 (Human Health and Community Resilience Track) - Micah Hahn

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University of Alaska Anchorage


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Fellowships


Project Category

Human and Social

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Education and Outreach

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Project Description

Dr. Micah Hahn is an assistant professor of environmental health in the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). She received her joint Ph.D. in Epidemiology/Environment and Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.P.H. in Global Environmental Health from Emory University. Subsequently, she was a postdoctoral fellow for the CDC Climate and Health Program, and in this position worked collaboratively with the CDC Division of Vector-Borne Diseases and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research focuses on understanding the health impacts of climate change and working with communities to develop locally relevant adaptation and resilience-building strategies. She is trained as an epidemiologist and incorporates epidemiological study designs, spatiotemporal exposure assessment, GIS analysis, weather and climate data, ecological predictive modeling, and mixed methods to answer interdisciplinary, applied questions around climate-related exposures and human-animal-environment interactions. To address community needs, Dr. Hahn’s prior work has addressed vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, wildfires, air quality, food security, safe transportation, and energy use. Dr. Hahn is also actively engaged with the Municipality of Anchorage and other Alaskan communities at the intersection of science, policy, and community-based projects. She contributes to initiatives that directly support community resilience, by improving food security and facilitating community conversations around climate mitigation and adaptation, and she convenes a regional network of municipal climate leaders who are working to collaborate and scale their approaches to adapt to and mitigate climate change.


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