Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
University of Toulouse 1: Capitole
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of New Mexico
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF RESEARCH
My research explores how ecological and social factors affect variability in behavior, psychology, and physiology in small-scale societies. To address research questions I use principles from behavioral ecology and life history theory, which attempt to explain modern human variation as an adaptive response to trade-offs between investments in competing demands.
I collaborate on the Tsimane
Health and Life History Project (www.unm.edu/~tsimane). The
project aims to study growth, senescence, demography, economics and health
under conditions representative of human evolutionary history.
- Gurven M, Trumble B, Stieglitz J, Blackwell A, Michalik D, Finch C, Kaplan H. (Forthcoming). Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in evolutionary perspective: A critical role for helminths? Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.
- Blackwell A, Tamayo M, Beheim B, Trumble B, Stieglitz J, Hooper P, Martin M, Kaplan H, Gurven M. (2015). Helminth infection, fecundity, and age of first pregnancy in women. Science 350(6263):970-972.
- Stieglitz J, Jaeggi A, Blackwell A, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan H. (2014). Work to live and live to work: Productivity, transfers, and psychological well-being in adulthood and old age. In: Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography (Eds. M. Weinstein, M. Lane). Pp. 197-221. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.