Leslie Aiello

Leslie Aiello

Leslie is an evolutionary anthropologist with special interests in the evolution of human adaptation as well as in broader issues of evolutionary theory, life history and the evolution of the brain, diet, language and cognition.

Kathryn Grow Allen

Kathryn Grow Allen

My primary research focus is on using archaeological human skeletal remains to analyze questions of migration, ethnicity, human identity and political uses of the past. My field research is predominately in Southeastern Europe.

Robert L. Anemone

Robert L. Anemone

My interests are in primate paleontology, including the application of geospatial approaches to paleoanthropology, and my fieldwork has taken place mostly in the Eocene of the American West.  I teach about the meanings of human racial diversity and I am the author of Race and Human Biological Diversity: A Bio-Cultural ...

Susan Antón

Susan Antón

Physical anthropology; skeletal biology; evolution of genus Homo; dispersal; evolutionary morphology; human osteology and anatomy; growth, development and life history patterns. Field programs in Asia and the Pacific.

Summer Arrigo-Nelson

Pamela Ashmore

Benjamin Auerbach

Brenda J. Baker

Bioarchaeology, Human Osteology, Paleopathology, Mortuary Behavior, Migration & Culture Contact/Interaction 

Melanie Beasley

Robin Bernstein

My research focuses on questions related to growth and development, maternal and infant health, and maternal effects in humans and nonhuman primates.

Constance Bertka

Jonathan Bethard

Jonathan Bethard

His research interests in include refining methods used for constructing the biological profile in forensic contexts, Andean and Transylvanian bioarchaeology, stable isotope analysis, and geometric morphometrics.

Deborah Bolnick

Anthropological genetics, ancient DNA, community engagement and collaboration (especially with indigenous communities), informed consent, lab management, mentoring, authorship, research collaborations, peer-review, and extrinsic ethics

Graciela Cabana

Graciela Cabana

Dr. Cabana is an anthropological geneticist with research interests in migration theory, ancient DNA/paleogenomics, biomolecular archaeology, identity, race, and genetic ancestry.

Rachel Caspari

Rachel Caspari

Origin of modern humans; Upper Pleistocene paleoanthropology; Evolution of longevity; Relationship between race and epistemology in paleoanthropology

Karol Chandler-Ezell

Kimberly Congdon

Bert Covert

Bert Covert

Professor Covert focuses on the behavioral ecology and conservation of endangered Vietnamese primates.  Recent research with his graduate students has focused on human/non-human primate resource overlap in Vietnam and Cambodia; and the feeding and sensory ecology, positional behavior and habitat use, and genetic diversity among Southeast Asian colobines.

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Fabian Crespo

My research focuses primarily on human immunology, where I am exploring how different factors in human evolution (infectious diseases and stress) shaped inflammation and immune responses in different populations. My research tries to integrate experimental immunology, bioarchaeology, and human history.

Deborah Cunningham

Valerie DeLeon

Valerie DeLeon

Dr. DeLeon studies growth and development of the skull in humans and other primates. She uses morphometric analyses and three-dimensional virtual reconstructions to study the spatial relationships of bone and soft tissue in the developing head.

Eric Delson

Eric Delson

Paleoanthropology, fieldwork situations, responsible conduct of research, authorship, peer-review, and grantsmanship

Nate (Nathaniel J.) Dominy

Nate Dominy

Human and nonhuman primate foraging ecology; sensory and behavioral ecology; human evolution and biology; plant-animal interactions; tropics

Heather J.H. Edgar

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Peter Ellison

Peter T. Ellison

Human physiology and life history evolution, particularly reproductive physiology and the regulation of reproductive effort.

Sarah Elton

Ecology, palaeobiology and paleoecology; evolutionary medicine; functional morphology

Jennifer Eyre

Jennifer Eyre

Sexual harassment and assault, gender inequality, fieldwork, and publication biases.

Anthony Di Fiore

I conduct long-term behavioral and ecological field research on several species in the primate community of Amazonian Ecuador to investigate the ways in which ecological conditions (such as the abundance and distribution of food resources) and the strategies of conspecifics together shape primate behavior and social relationships and ultimately determine ...

Frances Forrest

Benjamin Freed

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Elle Fricano

My primary research questions concern quantifying and understanding the growth of human and non-human primate crania, especially auditory structures and cranial base morphology.

Agustin Fuentes

Fuentes examines human evolution from several perspectives, and his research sheds light on some of the most common misconceptions about human nature, specifically in the areas of race, sex and aggression.

Amanda Glaze

Omer Gokcumen

Omer Gokcumen

My current focus is studying the impact of genomic structural variation to  human evolution.

Michele Goldsmith

Michele L. Goldsmith

Dr. Goldsmith has conducted comparative studies on the behavioral ecology of lowland and mountain gorillas in the Central African Republic and Uganda, respectively. Later work focused on investigating the impacts of habituation and tourism on mountain gorilla behavior, ecology and well-being. Findings from this work led her to consider the ...

Anne L Grauer

Anne L. Grauer

Anne L. Grauer received her Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include paleopathology (the study of ancient human disease) and paleodemography (the study of ancient human mortality, fertility, and migration patterns). In particular, Dr. Grauer's research interests focus on the lives of ...

Kania Greer

Gregg Gunnell

Gregg F. Gunnell

Biological Anthropology, Paleontology, Evolutionary Biology

Ed Hagen

Ed Hagen

Evolutionary medicine, with a focus on substance use and depression. Evolutionary approaches to ontogeny, cognition, and behavior.

Leslea Hlusko

Leslea Hlusko

The Genetic Evolutionary History of the Mammalian Skeleton
Nina G. Jablonski

Nina G. Jablonski

A biological anthropologist by training, Jablonski pursues basic research on the evolution of adaptations of primates, including humans, to their environment. For the last 25 years, she has been most intrigued by questions in human evolution not directly answered by the fossil record, foremost among these being the evolution of ...

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Ann M. Kakaliouras

NAGPRA, repatriation and reburial, Title IX, LGBTQ issues

M. Anne Katzenberg

My research interests focus on human adaptation to diet and disease in the past. Most of my work involves applications of stable isotope analysis to the determination of past diet. Examples include studies of the adoption of maize in southern Ontario, determining the importance of freshwater resources in the diet ...
Laurie Kauffman

Laurie Kauffman

Primate behavior, ecology and conservation, behavioral ecology, animal behavior, evolution of social behavior, human-primate interactions, ecotourism, biological anthropology

Lyle W Konigsberg

Lyle W. Konigsberg

Biological anthropology, paleodemography, and forensic anthropology.

Myra Laird

Craniodental morphology, fossil hominins, functional morphology, masticatory biomechanics, geometric morphometrics, diet evolution

Tisa Loewen

Tisa Loewen

Tisa Loewen is a graduate student at NYU studying human skeletal biology and bioarchaeology. She is interested in anthropological perspectives on admixture, how we construct identity, and biological conceptions of human variation through time.

Marilyn London

Skeletal biology, growth and development, forensic anthropology, paleopathology.

Ripan Malhi

The evolutionary history of Native Americans and evolutionary genetics of non-human primates

Angela Mallard

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Collin McCabe

Kate McGrath

Stephanie Meredith

My general research interests are in infant and juvenile social development.  I study primates because they are characterized by some of the most protracted developmental periods among mammals, and because what we learn about non-human primate development can be used to understand better the evolutionary history of our own. 

Marcie Meyers

I work in the areas of physiology and physical anthropology (PhD from UW-Madison), with a particular focus on the locomotor physiology and biomechanics of humans in contemporary as well as early human populations.

George Milner

John Mitani

Connie Mulligan

Connie J. Mulligan

Broadly, I am interested in understanding the patterns and levels of human genetic variation. More specifically, my lab analyzes genetic variation in order to reconstruct human evolutionary history and the basis of different diseases and pathogens.

Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson

Sexual harassment and assault in the workplace, research with children
Dennis O'Rourke

Dennis O'Rourke

My research focuses on the use of molecular genetic methods to address long-standing questions in prehistory.

Stephen D. Ousley

Most of Dr. Ousley's professional activities revolve around anthropological databases, computer programming, and statistical approaches to biological anthropology. His research interests focus on forensic anthropology, human growth and development, human variation, geometric morphometrics, and dermatoglyphics.

David Patterson

George (PJ) Perry

Amy Peterson

Angie Peña

Briana Pobiner

Evolution of human diet

Alexander Prucha

Anna Ragni

Amy Rector-Verrelli

Amy Rector-Verrelli

Her primary research includes reconstructing paleoecological contexts for early human evolution in eastern and southern Africa, as well as identifying and analyzing fossil mammal communities to characterize their biogeographic and ecological affinities through space and time.

Joan Richtsmeier

Joan T. Richtsmeier

Dr. Richtsmeier's interests include craniofacial growth and evolution, quantitative morphology, the relationship between ontogenetic mechanisms and phylogenetic change, and the molecular basis of craniofacial development.

Erin Riley

Primate ecology and behavior, primate conservation, ethnoprimatology, anthropology of conservation and natural resource management, human ecology; Southeast Asia
Karen Rosenberg

Karen Rosenberg

A biological anthropologist, Rosenberg's work focuses on human evolution, with special emphasis on Neanderthals. She conducts research into the evolution of women and childbirth practices, and is the co-editor of the journal PaleoAnthropology.

Dana Russell

Kinley Russell

Lisa Sattenspiel

Lisa Sattenspiel

My primary research focus is the ecology and transmission of infectious diseases and their effects on human populations. I am particularly interested in the geographic spread of human infectious diseases in both historical and modern populations and the ways that human social behaviors promote or limit that spread. I am ...

Caitlin Schrein

Jill Scott

Jill’s current research focuses primarily on craniofacial evolution within the genus Homo during the Middle and Late Pleistocene throughout the Old World. More specifically, Jill’s dissertation research focuses on assessing the evolutionary significance of the chin in Homo sapiens as well as the variation in mandibular symphyseal morphology ...

Heather Shattuck-Heidorn

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Josh Snodgrass

J. Josh Snodgrass

My research focuses on human health and adaptation and sits at the intersection of human physiology, evolutionary biology, nutritional sciences, epidemiology, and the behavioral sciences.

Victoria Springer

Christina Stantis

Sara Stinson

My research focuses on biological variation in living human populations, particularly variation in physical growth and development among human populations. I am interested in understanding how the environment influences growth during the lifetime of the individual and how body size variation has evolved.
Anne Stone

Anne Stone

Population history and understanding how humans and other primates have adapted to their environments, including their disease environments
Karen Strier

Karen Strier

I am interested in understanding the behavioral ecology, life history, and population dynamics of primates from a comparative perspective, and in applying this knowledge to the conservation of primates and their habitats.

Elizabeth Tapanes

Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor

My research focuses primarily on the functional and evolutionary relationships between feeding behavior, diet, and feeding-system morphology in primates and and other mammals.

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Christina Torres-Rouff

Dr. Torres-Rouff is a bioarchaeologist with research interests in mortuary archaeology, identity, inequality, mobility, cultural modifications of the body, trauma, and legacy collections.

Trudy Turner

Trudy R. Turner

In order to begin to understand the complex and diverse forces that shape the order Primates my colleagues and I have employed ideas and tools from genetics, endocrinology, anatomy, behavior and ecology. We have attempted to link these disciplines in understanding the life history of vervet monkeys.

Bethany Usher

Claudia Valeggia

Claudia Valeggia

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 and other demographical patterns.

Jennifer Wagner

Jennifer Wagner

Dr. Wagner's scholarship focuses on the legal, ethical, and policy issues regarding human genetics/omics. Recent research areas include the social and legal implications of DNA ancestry tests; racial disparities in health and justice (a multidisciplinary study of race, ancestry, appearance, discrimination, & prejudice); the integration of personal genomics ...
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Cara Wall-Scheffler

My research focuses on human variation and evolution. I’m particularly focused on sexual dimorphism and sex differences in physiology as they pertain to locomotion.

Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss


Daniel J. Wescott

I am a biological anthropologists with a research focus on developing and testing forensic anthropological methods for reconstructing biological profiles, trauma patterns, and the post mortem interval. I also use long bone biomechanics to reconstruct activity patterns and behavior in past populations, and test hypotheses regarding changes in human skeletal ...

Danny Wescott

Jessica Westin

Julie Wieczkowski

Kristina Zarenko

Kristina Zarenko

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