Div. of Population Health Sciences
Travis is an applied medical anthropologist and Associate Professor of Health Sciences in the Division of Population Health Sciences, University of Alaska Anchorage. His research addresses social determinants of health inequality by engaging community to identify solutions that are responsive to several related areas of vulnerability, including impairment/disability and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), housing and homelessness, mental and behavioral health, and substance misuse. Travis has a long history of collaboration with communities across the circumpolar north and has worked on several multi-year applied public health projects in areas of child welfare, adolescent health and wellness, criminal justice, housing and employment support, and community-engaged approaches to alcohol and substance misuse prevention. He is passionate about teaching and learning and enjoys the challenge of translating research into action in collaboration with community.