About

summer 2017

summer 2017

 

I am a PhD student in Integrated Anthropological Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara. I work on issues of disease ecology, population health, evolutionary approaches to immune function, and the impact of disease and nutrition on skeletal tissue.

Being trained as both a human biologist and a bioarchaeologist, my work often bridges these two subdisciplines of anthropology. My background training in bioarchaeology informs my research on skeletal correlates of health and disease in living populations, and my graduate training in immunology and evolutionary theory shapes my approach to interpreting skeletal evidence from past populations.