I am an Associate Professor of Biological Anthropology at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. I am interested in the effects of inequality, infrastructural neglect, and global climate change on human health. Specifically, I research how exposure to parasites and other pathogens becomes embodied and alters immune function, growth, and development.
Ongoing research includes investigating the prevalence and health effects of intestinal parasitic infections in marginalized and low-resource communities in the United States. I also conduct ongoing research with the Shuar Health and Life History Project, the World Health Organization's SAGE project, and the UCCS Gerontology Research Affiliates.