CURRENT GRAD STUDENTS
PhD Student at Yale Department of Anthropology
Research interests: human behavior and cultural variation in evolutionary perspective, evolutionary medicine, reproductive endocrinology, the effect of nutritional transitions on gene by environment interaction.
kendall.arslanian [at] yale [dot] edu
My doctoral dissertation focused on the evolution of the juvenile period in non-humans primates, sex-typed strategies adopted by juveniles, and the costs and benefits encountered by both sexes during the period of development. In my research I aim to examine the period of juvenile transition into adulthood and its wider connection to the patterns of life history and their variation in Alouatta caraya. I analyze the development of the behavior in A. Caraya of both sexes during juvenile period and explore the relation between hormones such as testosterone and cortisol with the behavior of A. caraya males and females juveniles during their development.
Assistant professor, Western Oregon University
Ph.D., Graduate Group in Demography Program and in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, May 2014
Assistant Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Formosa
Ph.D., School of Nutrition, 2014
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Elena’s doctoral dissertation was on the prevalence of risk of cardiovascular disease among the Toba/Qom of Formosa, Argentina
Licenciatura in Nutrition from Universidad de la Cuenca, Formosa. 2013
Sofía’s dissertation research focused on the dynamics of complementary feeding in Namqom, a peri-urban Qom village in Formosa [LINK]
PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires, June 2016
Mariana’s doctoral dissertation focused on reproductive strategies in black and golden howler monkey (Alouatta caraya) females. The overall objective of her research is to explore the social, ecological, and physiological factors related with female mating strategies in Alouatta caraya and furthering our understanding of their role within the social organization of howler monkey groups. marianarano [at] gmail [dot] com
Licenciatura en Nutricion, Universidad de la Cuenca del Plata, 2015
Marisa’s thesis focused on diet and nutrition during pregnancy in Qom adolescents
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS, past and present
Pablo A. Nuñez (present)
PhD, Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Pablo is currently working on the epidemiological characterization of maternal and infant health and nutrition in Argentina and its sociodemographic correlates
Norberto was my graduate student, postdoctoral fellow and colleague. His untimely death in August 2014 left us permanently sad. He graduated from the Universidad de Mar del Plata, as a biologist. His doctoral and postdoctoral studies focused on the biodemography of the Toba/Qompi of Western Formosa
Jennifer Wagner (past postdoctoral fellow)
Juris Doctorate, University of North Carolina, 2007.
PhD Anthropology, Penn State University, 2010