Michael Brauer is a professor in the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health and an affiliate professor at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), where he leads the Environmental Risk Factors team for the Global Burden of Disease Study. His research focuses on linkages between the built environment and human health, with specific interest in the global health impacts of air pollution and the relationships between multiple exposures mediated by urban form and population health. He has participated in monitoring and epidemiological studies throughout the world and served on advisory committees to the World Health Organization, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Royal Society of Canada, the International Joint Commission and various governments in North America and Asia. He is an associate editor of Environmental Health Perspectives. His contributions to environmental health have been acknowledged by a number of career achievement and publication awards.