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Dr. Craig R. Janes is a Professor and Director, School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.  Trained as a medical anthropologist (PhD UC Berkeley-San Francisco 1984) he is interested in and committed to social science approaches to public health and global health policy. Janes has research strengths in human-environment interactions, social inequities and health, global health governance, and maternal and child health. Current research topics include a study of vulnerability to climate change among herding households in rural Mongolia, and the public health impact of global resource extraction activities, in Mongolia and beyond. With his former doctoral student Oyuntsetseg Chuluundorj, he has recently completed a book documenting some of these interests: Making Disasters:  Climate Change, Neoliberal Governance, Livelihood Insecurity on the Mongolian Steppe (In Press: School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico). In recognition of his many years of work in Mongolia, in 2011 he was awarded the “National Medal of Honour” by the Government of Mongolia for his contributions to developing the health sector.

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