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Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson
Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Amy Anderson is a graduate student in Integrated Anthropological Sciences. Her research focuses on the skeletal biology of disease and nutrition in living and past populations. Her current research is an analysis of anemia and its risk factors in the Tsimane of lowland Bolivia. She is also interested in ecological immunology and skeletal variation over the life course as it relates to pathogen load and nutritional status, particularly in diseases that present salient public health challenges with a traceable history in the archaeological record, such as tuberculosis.

She holds a BA in archaeology and classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. 2019-2021. Co-PI. $18,780.

CSB Integrated Anthropological Sciences Graduate Student Summer Research Block Grant. 2019. $1,650

UCSB Integrated Anthropological Sciences Graduate Student Summer Research Block Grant. 2018. $1,970

2019-20 Graduate Opportunity Fellowship.National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention

UCSB Integrated Anthropological Sciences Graduate Student Research and Writing Grant. $2,000

Human Biology Association Student Member Travel Award. $500

Publications

Somarelli JA, Gardner H, Cannataro VL, Gunady EF, Boddy AM, Johnson NA, Fisk JN, Gaffney SG, Chuang JH, Li S, Ciccarelli FD. 2020. 
"Molecular biology and evolution of cancer: from discovery to action. "
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 37(2), 320-326. 
C Hové, BC Trumble, AS Anderson, J Stieglitz, H Kaplan, MD Gurven, AD Blackwell. 2020. 
"Flexibility of fetal tolerance: Immune function during pregnancy varies between ecologically distinct populations. "
Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health.https://doi.org/10.1093/emph/eoaa022  
Research Themes:
AO O'Donnell, E Hill, AS Anderson, H Edgar. 2020. 
"Cribra orbitalia and porotic hyperostosis are associated with respiratory infections in a contemporary mortality sample from New Mexico. "
American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Accepted. 
Research Themes:
AS Anderson, B Trumble, C Hove, TS Kraft, H Kaplan, M Gurven, AD Blackwell. 2019.
"Old Friends and Friendly Fire: Potential Costs of Fetal Tolerance among Tropical Horticulturalists in a Hookworm-Endemic Environment"
American Journal of Human Biology. DOI:10.1002/ajhb.23337