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 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 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 140- On Shodagor Fathers, Childhood Growth, and Fieldwork with Dr. Kathrine Starkweather

October 18, 2021By Delaney GlassAllocare, Behavioral ecology, Biocultural anthropology, Fatherhood, Fieldwork, Growth and development, Season 4, Shodagor No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 140- On Shodagor Fathers, Childhood Growth, and Fieldwork with Dr. Kathrine Starkweather On today’s episode, Chris and Cara talk to Dr. Kathrine Starkweather, who is a biocultural and biological anthropologist and is an Assistant Professor at The University of Illinois- Chicago. They discuss her recent paper “Are fathers a good … Read More

SoS 138 – The Three “C” Words with Dr. William Dressler

October 4, 2021By Delaney GlassBiocultural anthropology, Cultural consonance, Growth and development, Methods and Measuring, Season 4 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 138 – The Three “C” Words with Dr. William Dressler Dr. William (Bill) Dressler is a professor emeritus at the University of Alabama. He is a biocultural anthropologist who pioneered the cultural consonance method. On this episode, he talks with Chris and Cara about the three ‘c’ words: cultural consonance, … Read More

SoS 137 – Discovering “How Men Age” with Dr. Richard Bribiescas

September 29, 2021By Alexandra NiclouAging, Growth and development, Hormones, Season 4 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 137 – Discovering “How Men Age” with Dr. Richard Bribiescas In this episode Dr. Richard Bribiescas discusses his book “How Men Age: What evolution reveals about male health and mortality”. He covers it all from natural variations in testosterone to why women live longer than men and how science fiction … Read More

SoS 108- Your Story Doesn’t Quit: The 5-8 childhood transition with Dr. Benjamin Campbell

January 4, 2021By Delaney GlassChildhood, Evolution, Growth and development, Hormones, Season 3 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 108- Your Story Doesn’t Quit: The 5-8 childhood transition with Dr. Benjamin Campbell Dr. Benjamin Campbell is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee specializing in the evolution of human life course. He focuses on the way steroid hormones form a critical link between energetics and … Read More

SoS 103 – A Chat with Renaissance Woman Delaney Glass

November 30, 2020By Theresa GildnerAdolescence, Growth and development, Life History Theory, Season 3, SoS Team, Stress No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 103 – A Chat with Renaissance Woman Delaney Glass This week we continue our series highlighting the work of the Sausage of Science producers. In this episode Cara chats with assistant producer Delaney Glass, a graduate student at the University of Washington. Delaney is broadly interested in human growth and … Read More

SoS 17- We Need to Consider That People Travel-Chat with Kathy Oths and Hannah Smith

July 30, 2018By Jason DeCaroCareer path, Growth and development, Health, Peru, Season 1 No Comments

In episode 17, we interview Kathy Oths and Hannah Smith from the University of Alabama about their recent AJHB article “A decade of rapid change: Biocultural influences on child growth in highland Peru” (Vol. 30, Issue 2, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.23072). Oths is Professor of Anthropology, and Smith is a Master’s student in the program working with Dr. Oths. … Read More