About

Current Appointments
Co-Director: Kibale Chimpanzee Project, Kibale National Park, Uganda
Co-Director: Comparative Human & Primate Physiology Center, University of New Mexico
Member: Scientific Executive Committee, The Leakey Foundation

Academic Positions
Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of Anthropology (2011-) Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of Anthropology (2007-2011)
Assistant Professor, Boston University, Department of Anthropology (2004-2007)
Visiting Research Investigator, University of Michigan, Department of Anthropology (2003)

Education
University of Southern California
BA Anthropology (1994)
PhD Anthropology (2002)

Harvard University
Postdoctoral training, Anthropology (1999-2002, 2004)

Research
My research focuses on the relationship between ecology, physiology, and behavior. I use non-invasive monitoring techniques to investigate the physiological causes and consequences of social behavior in humans and non-human primates. Most of my research has been done with the Kanyawara chimpanzee community in Kibale National Park, Uganda, where I co-direct the Kibale Chimpanzee Project with Dr. Richard Wrangham. I have also done field work with human foragers and pastoralists in Tanzania. I am particularly interested in what comparisons between chimpanzee and human behavior and physiology can tell us about human evolution.

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