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In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the University of Alaska Anchorage has taken steps to protect the health and safety of our campus community. Visit the University of Alaska Coronavirus Information website to learn how UAA and the university system are responding to this situation. Find links to communications, policy guidance, resources and information about the university's community restrictions, which apply to all faculty, staff and students. The UAA Student Health and Counseling Center remains open at this time to serve UAA students. For information about COVID-19 symptoms and current health recommendations, visit the CDC website and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.


Research at ICHS addresses a wide variety of health problems and issues facing Alaskans, many of which are common to populations in the north. Alaska's rural and multi-cultural environment calls for a multi-disciplinary approach to defining health problems and identifying appropriate solutions.

ICHS research agenda includes epidemiologic studies of population health problems, studies of health services need, access and utilization, and evaluation of health policy and the effectiveness of new programs.

Available Research Services

  • Survey research and community health assessment
  • Geographic information systems analysis for health research and planning
  • Rural health planning and development
  • Program evaluation and policy analysis.

Research Approach: Seven Medial Determinants of Alaska Native Population Health

Promoting the health of Alaska Native populations requires a balanced focus on individual and population-level determinants. The influence of seven social or physical determinants related to the ten leading causes of mortality in Alaska Native populations were identified. These determinants include: addiction to alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs; social/cultural isolation; access to quality health care; environmental exposures; global climate change; diet/nutrition; and access to clean water. View an illustration of these determinants.