Barun Mukhopadhyay, Member, FMES, Kolkata, India. Dr Barun Mukhopadhyay is currently a professor attached to the biological anthropology unit, Indian Statistical institute, Kolkata. He earned his Ph D degree in anthropology from the University of Calcutta. He remained engaged in research on demographic aspects and sociocultural determinants of health and healthcare of the tribal populations of Sikkim-Darjeeling Himalaya since 1980s. His other major areas of research interest are: the biocultural dimensions of ageing, ethno-biology, and bioethics. He has conducted several research projects on these topics and has several publications in international and national journals including edited volumes. He has been regularly presenting his research findings at international and national conferences in anthropology and other related disciplines. He is engaged in various ways in matters of post-graduate education in anthropology. He currently serves as one of the associate editors of the Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society, and as one of the consulting editors of the journal, Collegium Antropologicum.

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