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Graduate Student
Email: chu.hsiao@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.S. Cornell University, Human Biology, Health and Society, 2012

Subfield

Biological Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Connie Mulligan


Research Interests

Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms through which psychosocial and sociocultural experiences impact health; maternal-child health; developmental origins of health and disease; transgenerational effects of stress; placenta


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student
Email: yakdas@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A.
  • B.A.

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Lance Gravlee


Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Social Inequalities in Health, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Political Economy, Epidemiology


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

Graduate Student
Email: davidtdillon@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.P.H. Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2017
  • M.A. Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • B.A. Anthropology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2013

Subfield

Biological Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Christopher McCarty


Research Interests

Biocultural Anthropology, Environmental Toxins, Health Disparities, Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Statistics, Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Structural Violence


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Cultural Anthropology DDRIG, Award Number: 1823912, 2018-2019
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Summer, 2014
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Academic Year, 2015-2016
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Summer, 2016
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Academic Year, 2016-2017

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: kschapman@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.P.H., Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Florida, 2016
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • B.A., Biological Anthropology, University of Texas, 2012

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology

Medical Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Pete Collings


Research Interests

Kelly is an applied biocultural anthropologist with an interest in global health, perceptions of health and disease, gender inequality, psychosocial stress, and structural violence. Much of her research emphasizes using anthropological methods to strengthen evidence-based approaches in global health and development. Her PhD research explores the cultural perceptions surrounding water use and vaginal health in the Ouest region of Haiti.

Haiti, Women’s Health, Health Beliefs, Water, Cultural Perceptions


Selected Publications

Chapman, K. S., Wood, E. A., McKune, S. L., & Madsen Beau De Rochars, V. E. (2017). Common Beliefs
around Vaginal Illness and Water Quality in Haiti.
Air & Water Borne Diseases, 6(2).


Wood, E. A.,
Chapman, K. S., McKune, S. L., & Madsen Beau De Rochars, V. E. (2017). Community-based
Health Needs Assessment in Léogâne and Gressier, Haiti: Six Years Post-Earthquake.
Journal of International
Humanitarian Action, 2
(9).

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of Florida, 2019
  • Research Abroad for Doctoral Students (RAD) Award, University of Florida International Center, 2017
  • Exemplary Student Award, College of Public Health and Health Professions 2016-2017
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Recipient, Intensive summer program in Haitian Creole 2017
  • National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention 2013-2014
  • Ruegamer Scholarship, Biochemistry Scholarship, granted in 2013
  • American Business Woman’s Association Scholarship, Scholarship, granted in 2009

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: m.carey17@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2014
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Archaeology


Chair

Dr. deFrance


Research Interests

Historical Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, African American Diaspora, Environment, Health


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

FASA would like to invite you to this week’s colloquium.

Genetic and Epigenetic Studies on the Embodiment of Stress and Its Impact on Health

 Stress affects our health and may even have transgenerational effects. Certain individuals are more susceptible to the effects of stress, while others are more resilient. The underlying molecular mechanisms of adaptive and maladaptive responses to our environment are unknown. Presumably, it involves interactions between our genetic and cultural heritage. The present talk will discuss studies that use a biocultural approach to understand how the effects of stress may interact with genetic and epigenetic variation in participants, which in turn influences their health and disease risk.

Date:               January 22, 2016

Location:         Turlington Hall, 1208

Time:               3pm

Speaker:         Dr. Jacklyn Quinlan

University of Florida, Department of Anthropology and Genetics Institute

FASA would like to invite you to this week’s colloquium.

Genetic and Epigenetic Studies on the Embodiment of Stress and Its Impact on Health

 Stress affects our health and may even have transgenerational effects. Certain individuals are more susceptible to the effects of stress, while others are more resilient. The underlying molecular mechanisms of adaptive and maladaptive responses to our environment are unknown. Presumably, it involves interactions between our genetic and cultural heritage. The present talk will discuss studies that use a biocultural approach to understand how the effects of stress may interact with genetic and epigenetic variation in participants, which in turn influences their health and disease risk.

Date:               January 22, 2016

Location:         Turlington Hall, 1208

Time:               3pm

Speaker:         Dr. Jacklyn Quinlan

University of Florida, Department of Anthropology and Genetics Institute