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I am a human behavioral ecologist and evolutionary demographer.  My research utilizes large demographic datasets and interview data to examine the ways that evolutionary and ecological forces have shaped modern human variation, with a particular focus on reproductive decision-making and kin cooperation and conflict  I am also interested in the interplay of family dynamics and one's hormonal profile.

I utilize life history theory to examine decision making and understand trade-offs.  To examine these research questions, I conduct fieldwork, typically interviewing respondents, or utilize existing large-scale demographic datasets.  I have conducted interviews in San Borja, Bolivia, Huatasani, Peru, and Boise, Idaho.  I also analyze salivary cortisol to examine how hormonal profiles may correlate with behavioral and educational outcomes.  



Address:  1910 University Dr. Boise, ID 83725

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