SoS 180- Dr. Pollock on Monkey Pox, Chlamydia, and why people are so fussy about sex

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaAdolescence, Season 5, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted infections No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 180- Dr. Pollock on Monkey Pox, Chlamydia, and why people are so fussy about sex Chris sits down with Dr. Emily Pollock, a Prevention Effectiveness Fellow at the CDC in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, where she brings a more robust understanding of human behavior to the challenges … Read More

SoS 179- What do grip strength and toe tapping have to do with Menopause? Dr. Sievert explains!

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaFranz Boas Award Winner, Menopause, Mexico, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 179- What do grip strength and toe tapping have to do with Menopause? Dr. Sievert explains! Prof. Lynnette Leidy Sievert joins Chris and Cara to discuss how hot flashes, and other symptoms of menopause, vary around the world. Stick around for “offboarding” career advice and a conversation about fish! ————————————————————————————– … Read More

SoS 178- Modeling Health Outcomes in Pregnancy with Dr. Monica Keith

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaBiodemography, Growth and development, Health, Pregnancy, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 178- Modeling Health Outcomes in Pregnancy with Dr. Monica Keith Cara interviews Dr. Monica Keith, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University and Data Scientist who studies longitudinal health and child growth in a biosocial framework. Monica uses Bayesian models to assess predictors of growth and health outcomes and … Read More

SoS 177- The Wandering Path to Biological Anthropology; Breastmilk and Immune Function

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaBreastmilk, Immune function, Nigeria, Season 5, Stress, Tanzania No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 177- The Wandering Path to Biological Anthropology; Breastmilk and Immune Function Cara returns to join Chris in interviewing Kathy Wander, a biological anthropologist and epidemiologist working at the intersection of human evolutionary biology and health. Much of Dr. Wander’s research seeks to understand how humans (and in particular, children) cope … Read More

SoS 176- Ale Geisel-Zamora discusses social support and postpartum mental health during Covid

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaCOVID19, Hilde Spielvogel Award Winner, Mental health, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 176- Ale Geisel-Zamora discusses social support and postpartum mental health during Covid Ale Geisel-Zamora is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College working under the direction of Prof. Zaneta Thayer. Ale won the Hilde Spielvogel Award for Outstanding Presentation by an Undergraduate Student at this year’s HBA meeting for her poster … Read More

SoS 175- Dr. Alison Murray: Bones, puberty, and activity levels in human females

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaGrowth and development, Physical Activity, Puberty, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 175- Dr. Alison Murray: Bones, puberty, and activity levels in human females Dr. Alison Murray joins Chris and Cara to discuss how activity levels during puberty have lifelong effects on bone structure in human females. ————————————————————————————– Dr. Murray’s research examines the evolutionary and behavioral mechanisms shaping variations in human bone … Read More

SoS 174- Rachael Anyim: Breastmilk, Cortisol, and Immune Function

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaBreastmilk, Hormones, Immune function, Phyllis Eveleth Award Winner, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 174- Rachael Anyim: Breastmilk, Cortisol, and Immune Function Chris triumphs in a battle with technology while interviewing our gracious guest Rachael Anyim, a Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellow and PhD candidate in anthropology at Binghamton University. Rachael and Chris discuss her recent abstract submission, “The effects of milk cortisol on … Read More

SoS 173- Dr. Amanda Veile discusses Caesarean sections, the infant gut microbiome, and obesity!

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaHuman birthing, Mexico, Microbiome, Peru, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 173- Dr. Amanda Veile discusses Caesarean sections, the infant gut microbiome, and obesity! Dr. Amanda Veile is a biological anthropologist, and her research broadly examines human birthing and breastfeeding behaviors and outcomes, and several epidemiologic factors that shape cross-cultural variation in child development. She currently maintains field research projects in … Read More

SoS 172- Zach Cofran and Homo Naledi – Ilium? I hardly knew him!

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaGrowth and development, Paleoanthropology, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 172- Zach Cofran and Homo Naledi – Ilium? I hardly knew him! Cara cannibalizes pickles before she and Chris interview Dr. Zachary Cofran, an assistant professor of Anthropology at Vassar College who is affiliated with the Center for the Exploration of the Deep Human Journey at the University of Witwatersrand. … Read More

SoS 171- Behold! Natalia Reagan on Public Engagement

December 19, 2022By Andrea SilvaAcademia, Career path, Science communication, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 171- Behold! Natalia Reagan on Public Engagement Behold! Natalia Reagan joins Chris and Cara to talk science engagement, precarity in academia, and …phallic grapes?! Natalia Reagan is an anthropologist, primatologist, actor, producer, writer, host, and comedienne. She is a comedy writer and correspondent on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk on Nat … Read More