Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Santa Barbara

My research focuses on field and laboratory analyses of hormone-behavior interactions; specifically the relationship between reproductive hormones, immune function, behavior, environment, and the implications this has for human health and life histories. My research interests include evolutionary medicine, demography, prostate cancer, risk taking behavior, costly signaling, and the development of novel population level biomarker assays.  I manage laboratory analyses conducted by the Tsimane Health and Life History Project, including our mobile and clinic labs as well as the UCSB Human Biodemography Wet Lab.


Publications:
15- (In Press).  No sex or age difference in dead-reckoning ability among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists. 
        Trumble BC, Gaulin SJC, Dunbar MD, Kaplan H, Gurven M. Human Nature

Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Emery Thompson M, Blackwell A, Kaplan H, Gurven M. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
Trumble BC, Eid Rodriguez D, Cortez Linares E, Kaplan H, Gurven M.  Journal of Gerontology:  Medical Sciences
Jaeggi AJ*, Trumble BC*, Kaplan H, Gurven M.  Biology Letters.  *These Authors contributed equally
Snipes SA, Hayes-Constant TK, Trumble BC, Goodreau SM, Morrison DM, Shell-Duncan B, Pelman RS, O’Connor KA. International Journal of Men’s Health.

        Stieglitz J, Madimenos F, Beheim B, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan, H.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

        Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Emery Thompson M, Fuerstenberg E, Kaplan H, Gurven M.  American Journal of Human Biology.

Stieglitz J, Jaeggi A, Blackwell A, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan H. In: Weinstein, M., and Lane, M. (eds.). Advances in bio- demography: cross-species comparisons of social environments and social behaviors, and their effects on health and longevity. National Academy Press.

7-  (2014).  Political influence in an egalitarian society associates with lower cortisol but not lower disease burden.  
        Von Rueden C, Trumble BC, Blackwell AD, Stieglitz J, Kaplan H, Gurven M. Evolution Medicine and Public Health.

        BC Trumble, EA Smith, KA O'Connor, H Kaplan, M Gurven.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B

BC Trumble, D Cummings, KA O'Connor, DJ Holman, EA Smith,  H Kaplan, M Gurven, Evolution and Human Behavior 
BC Trumble, D Cummings, C von Rueden, KA O'Connor, EA Smith, M Gurven, H Kaplan.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B
 KA O'Connor, E Brindle, J Shofer, BC Trumble, JD Aranda, K Rice, M Tater.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology

        BC Trumble, E Brindle, K Kupsik, KA O'Connor.  American Journal of Human Biology

        KA O'Connor, R Ferrell, E Brindle, BC Trumble, J Shofer, DJ Holman, M Weinstein.  Menopause

I am a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara under the direction of Michael Gurven and Hillard Kaplan.  My research is conducted in collaboration with the Tsimane Health and Life History Project, the UC Santa Barbara Human Biology and Biodemography Lab, University of Washington Biological Anthropology and Biodemography Lab, the Broom Center for Demography, and Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.

If you are interested in Evolutionary Medicine, please check out the ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine