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

19 Jan 2023 2:42 PM | Felix Figuereo (Administrator)

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 health. Her research program spans the study of human milk composition and infant feeding practices, infant immune function in diverse ecologies, maternal iron homeostasis, and early microbiome maturation.

In this episode, she breaks down her use of a biocultural approach to early growth using data from NHANES to test the effects of social inequalities on birth weight and later height and how it can be used to contextualize potential pathways of embodiment that link social structure and biology.

Her latest publication can be found in AJHB, titled:

A critical biocultural approach to early growth in the United States

Find it here: doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23726


Dr. Miller’s e-mail: emm3@usf.edu

Twitter: @humanbiolab

Website: humanbiolab.wordpress.com/


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