Broadly trained as a health geographer, Jen obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a PhD from the University of Geulph.

During her graduate studies Jen was awarded over $500,000 in scholarship and research monies. She was a 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar, held a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, and was co-lead on a Polar Knowledge Canada Research Grant.

Jen continues to actively pursue research opportunities with community partners and particularly interested in:

  • circumpolar/Indigenous socio-cultural and environmental determinants of health,
  • decolonizing and Indigenizing research methodologies,
  • community-based participatory research,
  • Indigenous data governance,
  • mining governance and community well-being
  • COVID and access to the social determinants of health
  • climate change and community well-being

Published Peer-Review & Dissertation

Jones, J. (2020). Confronting Settler Colonialism When Assessing the Impact of Mining on Indigenous People’s Health and Well-Being (Dissertation).

Jones, J., Cunsolo, A., & Harper, S. L. (2018). Who is Research Serving? A Systematic Realist Review of Circumpolar Environment-Related Indigenous Health Literature. PLoS One, 13(5), e0196090.

Jones, J. (2016). Book Review – Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory (Edited by Arn Keeling and John Sandlos). Northern Review, (42).

Jones, J., Bradshaw, B. Addressing Historical Legacies through Impacts and Benefit Agreements and Health Impact Assessment: Why it Matters for Indigenous Well-being. Northern Review (41).

 Jones, J., Nix, N., & Hodges Snyder, E. (2014). Local Perspectives of the Ability of HIA Stakeholder Engagement to Capture and Reflect Factors that Impact Alaska Native HealthInternational Journal of Circumpolar Health, 73: 24411.

Book Chapter

Jones, J. & Johnston, L. (2021). “Assessing Health Impacts of a Mine: Consideration of The Prevailing Epistemology and Erasure of Indigenous Well-Being”. In R. Schiff and H. Møller (Eds). Health and Healthcare in the Canadian North. Springer

Selected Reports

Jones, J., Tom, N., Bradshaw, B., and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation. (January 2018). Sothän nats’oji do dän nan ka- Living the Good Life and Our Land: A Community Wellness and Mining Project.

Craig, K., & Jones, J. (May 2014). Selkirk First Nation Homelessness Partnering Strategy Project. Internal report for Selkirk First Nation.

Jones, J., Eamer, C., & Daley, P. (March 2014). Yukon Health and Wellness in a Changing Climate. Internal report for the Yukon Climate Change Consortium (researcher and writer).

Jones, J. (2013). Stakeholder Perceptions of the Wishbone Hill Health Impact Assessment. Unpublished master’s thesis. University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

Jones, J   (2012). Community Workshop Series: Addressing the Needs of Rural Yukon First Nations A Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS Program Evaluation 2011-2012. Blood Ties Four Directions Centre: Whitehorse, YT.

Council of Yukon First Nations, & Jones, J.  (2010). Yukon First Nation Mental Wellness Workbook: AHTF 2010 Report and CD. Council of Yukon First Nations. Whitehorse, YT.

Moodie, S., & Jones, J. (1999). Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Yukon. (internal report for the Yukon Government)

Jones, J. & Finkelstein, P., Eds. (1992). We Are. Thousand Island Publishing.