Melanie A Martin

Doctoral Candidate
University of California Santa Barbara

Integrative Anthropological Sciences
Tsimane Health and Life History Project


Aperecito 2010
      Research Interests:
Maternal and infant nutrition, lactation and
weaning, disease and nutritional ecology         

      Education: M.A, Integrative Anthropological Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara 2011
                            B.A. Anthropology,
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras 2007

Languages: English, Spanish


Veile A, Martin M, McAllister L, Gurven M. 2014. Modernization is associated with intensive breastfeeding patterns in the Bolivian Amazon. Soc Sci Med 100:148-158.

Blackwell A, Martin M, Kaplan H, Gurven M. 2013.  Antagonism between two intestinal parasites in humans: the importance of coinfection for infection risk and recovery dynamics. Proc R Soc B. 280

Martin M and Blackwell A. 2013. Make new friends and keep the old? Parasite coinfection and comorbidity in Homo sapiens. In: Primates, Pathogens and Evolution. Brinkworth J and Penchenkina E., eds. Springer. 

Martin M,
Lassek WD, Gaulin SJ, Evans RE, Woo JG, Geraghty SR, Davidson BS, Morrow AL, Kaplan H, Gurven M 2012. Fatty acid composition in the mature milk of Bolivian forager-horticulturalists: comparisons with a U.S.sample. Mat Child Nutr 8:404-418

Martin M and Sela D. 2012.  Infant gut microbiota: developmental influences and health outcomes. In: Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective. Clancy K, Hinde K, Rutherford J., eds. Springer.

Blackwell AD, Gurven MD, Sugiyama LS, Madimenos FC, Liebert MA, Martin MA, Kaplan HS, Snodgrass JJ. 2011. Evidence for a Peak Shift in a Humoral Response to Helminths: Age Profiles of IgE in the Shuar of Ecuador, the Tsimane of Bolivia, and the U.S. NHANES. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(6): e1218. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001218

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