Francis E. Johnston Term Associate Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California, Davis 1996
My work is primarily concerned with the interactions between human reproductive biology and the ecological and cultural context in which it develops. My research program takes a biocultural approach, that is, the interplay between biology and culture takes a central role in interpreting reproductive patterns. Some of the topics I have explored are the determinants of the return to postpartum fecundity, the variation in reproductive hormonal levels within and between women in relation to environmental variables, growth and development patterns in breastfed infants, and variation in male and female life history in populations experiencing drastic lifestyle changes.
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Research Interests:Human reproductive ecology; reproductive physiology; human life history; ethnopediatrics; biocultural perspectives on sexual and reproductive health; health of Latin American indigenous people.
University Museum Room 432
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