Assistant Professor


My research interests lie in understanding the ways in which ecological, sociopolitical, and economic environments become embodied through biocultural processes that extend across generations and how changes in those environments affect human health and people’s ability to meet their basic needs. I am a biocultural anthropologist with an active field and laboratory research program. I currently serve as the director of the Biocultural Anthropology Methods Laboratory (BAMLab) at Penn. My current research is situated in the community of Nuñoa located in the southern Peruvian Andes and employs both ethnographic and biological methodologies to examine the political ecology of health in a community undergoing rapid economic, nutritional, and environmental transition.

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