Dr. Jaime Tomás Page Pliego is an investigator with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) at the Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas-PROIMMSE Multidisciplinary Research Program on Central America and Southeast Anthropological Research Institute. He lives and works with people in the area around San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas. He has authored various books on the lives of indigenous peoples living in the state of Chiapas such as: The Mandate of the Gods: Medicine among the Tzotzil of Chamula and Chenalhó, Chiapas. Mexico (2005). ISBN 970-32-2717-1; Helping Save: Biography of j'ilol Antonio Vázquez Jiménez (2006) ISBN 968-368321-5, 970-32; and Yombil "Putting your flower on the altar" A look at ethno-medicine in Oxchuc, Chiapas.
His work is in the area of ethno-medicine, shamanism, emerging problems in health and health policy directed at indigenous peoples; social representations and strategies around the various non-communicable diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular problems, and obesity) in Mayan-speaking populations in Chiapas. He graduated with a medical/surgical degree from UNAM; went on to obtain a Master’s of Social Medicine from La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco (UAM-X); and a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras at UNAM (FFyL-UNAM).