Human Biology Association · SoS 173- Dr. Amanda Veile discusses Caesarean sections, the infant gut microbiome, and obesity!

Dr. Amanda Veile is a biological anthropologist, and her research broadly examines human birthing and breastfeeding behaviors and outcomes, and several epidemiologic factors that shape cross-cultural variation in child development. She currently maintains field research projects in Mexico and Peru. She is an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, the Director of LABOR (Laboratory for Behavior, Ontogeny and Reproduction), a faculty associate at the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC), an executive board member of the Ingestive Behavior Research Center (IBRC), and holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of Public Health at Purdue University. She is also an Assistant Editor at Birth, a peer-reviewed obstetrics and gynecology journal.

Her paper discussed on today’s show, titled “Household conditions modulate associations between cesarean delivery and childhood growth,” can be found here:…02/ajpa.24563


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