This week Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Michael Gurven on a variety of topics, ranging from advice on finding a field site that matches your research interests, the long and challenging process of establishing a successful longitudinal study, the importance of true collaborative work with indigenous populations (especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic), and the need to move beyond “WEIRD” populations and consider health and human biology in more diverse groups.

Learn more about Dr. Gurven’s work at his website: gurven.anth.ucsb.edu/
Email him at: gurven@anth.ucsb.edu and follow him on Twitter @MGurven

You can learn more about the Tsimane Health and Life History Project here: tsimane.anth.ucsb.edu/

Read the Tsimane team’s paper on responding to COVID-19 within indigenous populations here: www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/…31104-1/fulltext

The paper “WEIRD bodies: mismatch, medicine and missing diversity” can be found here: www.sciencedirect.com/science/articl…90513820300465

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

Cara Ocobock, Website: sites.nd.edu/cara-ocobock/, Email:cocobock@nd.edu, Twitter:@CaraOcobock

Chris Lynn, HBA Public Relations Committee Chair, Website:cdlynn.people.ua.edu/, Email:cdlynn@ua.edu, Twitter:@Chris_Ly

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

Theresa Gildner, Email: Theresa.E.Gildner@dartmouth.edu, Twitter: @TEGildner

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