Doreen Montag was an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS, working on regional health policy with a particular focus the Amazonian region. She was a lecturer in Global Health at Queen Mary University of London, focusing on planetary health, climate change, biodiversity and international health policy. She is the Principal Investigator (MRC-UKRI-Newton Fund) of the Peruvian Anemia Research Project (ARPEC).
Previously, Doreen was a Prometeo Researcher at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar in Quito, Ecuador working on Yasuní-ITT Initiative and global health policy. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Medical Anthropology at the Australian National University where she convened the Masters programme in Culture, Health and Medicine.
Doreen holds a PhD in Anthropology from Oxford University, UK. Her doctoral dissertation focused on fever perceptions and responses among urban Shipibo-Konibo people in the Peruvian Amazon. She holds a Magister Atrium in Altamerikanistik from the Free University Berlin, Germany.
Recent publications include work on health impacts in the Anthropocene and a chapter on vector-borne diseases in the context of biodiversity and climate change.