In episode 18, we interview Isa Godinez, this year’s recipient of the HBA Edward E. Hunt, Jr. Award for Outstanding Graduate Presentation or Poster for her poster entitled Cardiometabolic health among Purepecha in North Carolina. Godinez is a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill working with Dr. Amanda Thompson, and recently completed a successful doctoral defense on her research with the Purepecha population. In this interview, we talk to Godinez about field work, migration, cardiometabolic health, and reevaluating the common acculturation narrative among the Purepecha in North Carolina.

More information about Godinez’s research can be found at UNCs Human Biology laboratory page: humanbiologylab.web.unc.edu/people/, and she can also be reached via email at isaurag@live.unc.edu

The Sausage of Science is produced by Cara Ocobock and Chris Lynn, with assistance from Junior Service Fellow Caroline Owens for the Public Relations Committee of the Human Biology Association. The song in the soundbed is “Always Lyin’” by the Morning Shakes.

Contact the Sausage of Science and Human Biology Association: Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/humanbiologyassociation, Website: humbio.org/, Twitter: @HumBioAssoc

Michaela Howells, Public Relations Committee Chair, Email: howellsm@uncw.edu

Cara Ocobock, Website: www.albany.edu/anthro/72074.php, Email: cocobock@albany.edu, Twitter: @CaraOcobock

Chris Lynn, Website: cdlynn.people.ua.edu/, Email: cdlynn@ua.edu, Twitter: @Chris_Ly

Caroline Owens, Email: cowens8@emory.edu, Twitter: @careowens

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