Karen Jubanyik, MD is Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, CT. She is committed to issues that affect quality of life and protecting the environment. Her concern with noise and pollution from gas leaf blowers prompted her to approach the city of New Haven and Yale about considering alternatives. In addition to her medical responsibilities, Dr Jubanyik serves on the BioEthics committee, supervises students treating refugees, provides leadership for a respite program. She received her medical degree from Yale and completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH). She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Chapter of Emergency Physicians, working with the Connecticut legislature on a number of legislative initiatives.