Jena Webb bio

For the past two decades, Jena Webb's work, both nationally and internationally, has focused on the links between health, society and ecosystems. Her training began in the natural sciences with a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in environmental science. During her Ph.D. she conducted research that straddled physical and human geography, focusing the impacts of deforestation and oil extraction in the Amazon on mercury and hydrocarbon levels in fish and the indigenous peoples. She is currently one of the main knowledge users in the GESTE research project - for knowledge sharing (Gender, Health, Work and Environment). In her current role as Program Director of the Canadian Community of Practice in Ecosystem Approaches to Health (CoPEH-Canada), she leads communications and co-leads networking and teaching.