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 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 154 – The Intricacies of Immunity with Dr. Thomas McDade

February 28, 2022By Alexandra NiclouBiomarkers, COVID19, Immune function, Season 4 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 154 – The Intricacies of Immunity with Dr. Thomas McDade Dr. Thomas McDade, Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University discusses why inflammation should not simply be branded a secret killer. He also chats with Chris and Cara about his ongoing research on the differences in antibody responses to COVID-19 infection … Read More

SoS 153- Yes, you should get good sleep with Dr. Corey Sparks and Dr. Eric Shattuck

February 21, 2022By Delaney GlassImmune function, Season 4, Sleep No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 153- Yes, you should get good sleep with Dr. Cory Sparks and Dr. Eric Shattuck So, what’s the deal with sleep, immune function, and mortality risk? On today’s episode, Dr. Eric Shattuck and Dr. Corey Sparks discuss their collaboration to investigate how morality risks may be affected by sleep quality, … Read More

SoS 118-On Disgust, Pathogen Avoidance, and Biomarkers

March 17, 2021By Delaney GlassBiomarkers, Immunology, Season 3, Shuar No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 118-On Disgust, Pathogen Avoidance, and Biomarkers Tara Cepon-Robins is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and her research uses novel methods to test the Hygiene Hypothesis and Disappearing Microbiota Hypothesis. On today’s episode, Chris and Cara talk to her about her work with the Shuar … Read More

SoS 107 – From watching Bones to publishing research papers with Carlye Chaney

December 28, 2020By Alexandra NiclouImmune function, Physical Activity, Season 3 No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 107 – From watching Bones to publishing research papers with Carlye Chaney Carlye Chaney is a PhD candidate in anthropology at Yale University and the HBA student rep. She chats with us about her undergraduate work on the association between exercise and immune function, the importance of including midterm exams … Read More

SoS 90 – Biocultural Perspectives on Tattooing with Dr. Christopher Lynn

August 31, 2020By Theresa GildnerImmune function, Samoa, Season 3, Tattoos No Comments

Human Biology Association · SoS 90 – Biocultural Perspectives on Tattooing with Dr. Christopher Lynn SoS 90 – Biocultural Perspectives on Tattooing with Dr. Christopher Lynn We’re back from break! To kick off this new season, we have an interview with our very own Dr. Christopher Lynn. Chris is a biocultural medical anthropologist and Associate … Read More