Erica Lujan, MA
Tuesday Lunch Plenary
“One Health” is a concept and approach to solving problems that exist at the interface of human, animal and environmental health. This approach integrates information and expertise from diverse disciplines and stakeholders. The presenters will describe how One Health has been applied in Alaska through the efforts of the Alaska One Health Working Group and will provide examples of how a this approach can enhance our understanding and improve our response to complex problems facing Alaska.
Erica Lujan is originally from Pueblo, Colorado and joined her extended family in Anchorage during the fall of 2009. She graduated from UAA with a BA in sociology and is currently pursuing her MA in anthropology. Finding it difficult to sit behind a desk, Ms. Lujan has pursued jobs that allow her to travel across Alaska. She has worked as a researcher for both UAA Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies and for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Subsistence. Currently, she helps coordinate the Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, which documents observations of environmental change.