Biological Anthropology

Recent Faculty Research

Biological Anthropology faculty contribute to research investigating global health, energetics and metabolism, exercise and fitness, stress and human health, growth and development, body composition, and human ecological immunology.

Recent and ongoing research projects

  • Culture change, stress, and immune function in western Samoan adolescents
  • Ecology of iron deficiency and immune function in northern Kenya
  • Long-term effects of prenatal and postnatal environments on immune, metabolic, and reproductive function in the Philippines
  • Development of minimally-invasive field methods for assessing physiological function and health
  • Physiological adaptations to cold stress and the health consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union on indigenous Siberian populations
  • Influence of acculturation and lifestyle change on health and nutritional status of indigenous populations of lowland Bolivia (TAPS)