Dr. Amstislavski is Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Originally from the Polar Ural, Dr. Amstislavski has worked on both sides of the Bering Strait. In his teaching and research in the Master of Public Health Program at University of Alaska Anchorage he draws from an unusual blend of knowledge and experiences—from mapping and spatio-temporal analysis of big data, clinical nursing experience, and from his familiarity with public health practice in the remote villages in Alaska. Philippe is committed to working with the Native communities in both North America and Russia. He uses data mapping and statistical analysis to study human resilience and barriers to well-being in the rapidly changing Arctic. He also works on green biomaterials research and development with colleagues in the Engineering Department at UAA.
Prior to joining the UAA Department of Health Sciences, he led a team of itinerant public health nurses at the Fairbanks Public Health Center where he and his team provided public health services in the villages of Interior and North-western Alaska. Dr. Amstislavski earned his PhD from the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department at City University of New York, where he studied how food access, environment, and socio-economic status interact in spatial patterns of diabetes clusters. Before moving to Alaska he lived and worked in New York City and taught at the State University of New York in Brooklyn. After the 9/11 disaster in New York, he led the Informatics Team at the World Trade Center Health Program of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Before the graduate school, Philippe worked in international public health and in health care as a Registered Nurse.