Associate Professor Emeritus
BA (Honours), (Victoria) MA, (UBC), EdD (UBC)
Professor Brauer joined the University in 1987 from the Ministry of Health where he was Manager, Program Evaluation. A medical anthropologist and epidemiologist, Professor Brauer has held non-academic research positions in medical anthropology (Wellington Clinical School of Medicine), clinical epidemiology (BC Cancer Control), health services research (UBC), technology assessment and program evaluation (BC Ministry of Health). Now he teaches courses in epidemiology, health informatics, health care systems, and issues relating to information technologies and their long-term impact on society. His research focus is the pedagogical implications of reading technical works in translation. In 2005 he was appointed a member of UNESCO’s International Commission on the Development of EOLSS Theme 6.59. Medical Sciences, as part of which role he is editor of the medical informatics subsection of the EOLSS (Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems).