• Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Run Uphill for a Tsunami, Downhill for a Landslide

    Following fatal landslides, the town of Sitka, Alaska, worked with scientists to create a new, individualized hazard warning system, revealing the complexities of coproducing knowledge.

    Nov 12, 2021

  • Tongass National Forest, Alaska, photo by gillfoto / CC BY-SA 4.0


    Local Communities Need a Voice in How to 'Build Back Better'

    Long before it was popularized and made its way into political slogans and economic recovery battle cries, the phrase “building back better” was a central tenet of disaster recovery and community resilience. How should community voices be incorporated into “building back better” processes?

    Jan 12, 2021

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Overt Perceived Discrimination and Racial Microaggressions and Their Association with Health Risk Behaviors Among a Sample of Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Adolescents

    Analyzing the potential effects of the broad range of perceived discrimination (PD) experiences, including both overt PD and racial microaggressions, among urban American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents on health outcomes offers a unique opportunity to further our understanding of these health disparities.

    Jun 12, 2019

  • The town of Sitka, Alaska, at dawn


    RAND Wins $2.1 Million Grant to Improve Landslide Prediction

    A RAND-led team that includes the University of Southern California, the University of Oregon, the Sitka Sound Science Center, and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska will design a novel landslide risk warning system for Sitka, Alaska, a coastal town of 9,000 near the landslide-prone slopes of the Tongass National Forest.

    Oct 10, 2018

  • Dissertation


    Search and Rescue in the Arctic: Is the U.S. Prepared?

    Explores the U.S. capability to handle the Arctic Search and Rescue (SAR) Agreement, a landmark treaty that gives the U.S. responsibility for conducting SAR in a slice of territory that surrounds Alaska and stretches to the North Pole.

    Jun 19, 2017

  • Sailors and members of the Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station clear ice from the hatch of the Seawolf-class submarine USS Connecticut in the Arctic Ocean, March 19, 2011


    How to Be Safer in the Arctic

    The Arctic is more accessible than it once was, but it's still a formidable place to travel. An emergency involving a cruise ship or a downed plane could stress the search-and-rescue system. But modest investments and planning measures can make a big difference.

    Oct 3, 2016

  • The bones of a bowhead whale, a food source and cultural icon of the native Inupiat peoples who have lived in Alaska for centuries


    It's Getting Harder and Harder to Live on Top of the World

    In September, a relatively new kind of storm, made possible due to larger swaths of ice-free Arctic Ocean, battered Barrow, Alaska, washing away chunks of coastline, threatening businesses, houses, and the freshwater supply. While mitigation efforts are necessary on a macro level, adaptation measures are needed now for such Arctic communities.

    Nov 30, 2015

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Health Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Women: The Roles of the Veterans Health Administration and the Indian Health Service

    VHA and IHS executed a resource-sharing agreement in 2003 to improve access and health outcomes. OBJECTIVE. The authors sought to describe women's healthcare utilization in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS).

    Jan 1, 2009

  • Report


    Potential organizational problems of the proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline project

    This paper discusses some of the organizational problems that may occur during the construction of the Alaskan natural gas pipeline. To deal with the unprecedented size and nature of this privately-financed venture, the federal government will empla...

    Jan 1, 1980

  • People


    Peggy Wilcox

    Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
    Education M.P.A. in government and public administration, University of Alaska Southeast; B.A. in anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage