SoS 182- Dr. Elizabeth Miller and the necessity of a Biocultural Approach

January 19, 2023By Andrea SilvaBiocultural anthropology, Birth weight, Breastmilk, Reproductive health, Season 5 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 182- Dr. Elizabeth Miller and the necessity of a Biocultural Approach Chris and Cara discuss underappreciated athletes before unpacking Big Data with Dr. Elizabeth Miller, an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miller is a biological anthropologist interested in evolutionary and biocultural approaches to maternal and child … Read More

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 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 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 168 – Chronotyping Night Owls and Morning Larks with Dr. Kristen Knutson

June 13, 2022By Alexandra NiclouCircadian rhythms, Health, Season 4, Sleep No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 168 – Chronotyping Night Owls and Morning Larks with Dr. Kristen Knutson Our last guest of the season is Dr. Kristen Knuston, an Associate Professor of Neurology (Sleep Medicine)and Preventative Medicine (Epidemiology) at the Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Knutson studies the associations between sleep, circadian rhythms, and health. She … Read More

SoS 165 – Maternal Stress from a Doula’s Perspective with Dr. Holly Horan

May 23, 2022By Alexandra NiclouPuerto Rico, Reproductive health, Season 4, Stress No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 165 – Maternal Stress from a Doula’s Perspective with Dr. Holly Horan Dr. Holly Horan is a clinical, bicultural, and medical anthropologist at the University of Alabama studying how lived experiences contribute to perinatal health and birth outcomes . She chats with Chris and Cara about how her experience as … Read More

SoS 152 – Bringing Anthropology to Public Health with Dr. Stephanie McClure

February 14, 2022By Alexandra NiclouHealth, Medical anthropology, Public health, Season 4 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 152 – Bringing Anthropology to Public Health with Dr. Stephanie McClure In today’s episode Chris and Cara talk to Dr. Stephanie McClure, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. Dr. McClure talks about the importance and the benefits of bringing anthropology to public health as … Read More