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.
13- (Accepted). Challenging the inevitability of age-related prostate enlargement: low levels of benign hyperplasia among Bolivian Amerindians. Trumble BC, Eid Rodriguez D, Cortez Linares E, Kaplan H, Gurven M. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
12- (2015). Salivary oxytocin increases concurrent with testosterone and time away from home among returning Tsimane’ hunters. Jaeggi AJ*, Trumble BC*, Kaplan H, Gurven M. Biology Letters. *These Authors contributed equally
10- (2014). Low mineral density of a weight-bearing bone among adult women in a high fertility population.
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.
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
2- (2010) Responsiveness of the reproductive axis to a single missed evening meal in young adult males
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.
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