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These people eat monkeys and piranhas. They also have the lowest rates of heart disease ever measured.
These people eat monkeys and piranhas. They also have the lowest rates of heart disease ever measured. Maybe, some will think, all that’s their diet secret. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/17/these-people-eat-monkeys-... more
How the tyranny of prestige disadvantages women
http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/03/how-tyranny-prestige-disadvantages-women more
For the Health of the Planet
 The UC Global Health Institute establishes a Center of Expertise on Planetary Health at UCSB and UC Davis. http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017106/health-planet more
Significant media coverage of research by Broom Associates.
A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professorshttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/26/business/tenure-extension-policies-that-put-women-at-a-disadvantage.html?_r=0 more
Broom Family visit the Center:
On June 10, 2016, the Center was honored to host Karl and Dorothy Broom, son and daughter of Leonard and Gretchan, whose support has made the Center possible.  Karl and Dotty were in Santa Barbara due to the sad occasion of Gretchan's passing at... more
Having parasites can boost fertility
A recent paper by Aaron Blackwell, co-authored by Broom affiliates Ben Trumble, Melanie Martin, and Michael Gurven examines how parasitism affects female fertility of the Tsimane people of Bolivia. Women infected with giant roundworms could bear up to... more
Saying 'I Do': Broom's Associate Director Shelly Lundberg's new study examines the transformation of marriage.
A new study by UC Santa Barbara demographer Shelly Lundberg and economist Robert Pollak of Washington University in St. Louis examines Americans’ changing sensibilities about marriage, using economics as a measuring tool. Lundberg and... more
Do We Really Need to Sleep 7 Hours a Night?
Do We Really Need to Sleep 7 Hours a Night?  Recent research by Michael Gurven, director of the Broom Center’s Biodemography and Evolution Theme, compares sleep patterns between modern Americans and people in hunter-gatherer societies. ... more
Broom Associate Sarah Thebaud’s recent research in the American Sociological Review, was featured by the New York Times.
Broom Associate Sarah Thebaud’s recent research in the American Sociological Review, was featured by the New York Times.  Thebaud’s study is  the first major examination of the effect workplace policies have on the... more
Broom Associate Gary Charness, was awarded the 2015 Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics
Broom Associate Gary Charness, was awarded the 2015 Exeter Prize for Research in Experimental Economics, Decision Theory and Behavioral Economics, for his paper “Experimental games on networks: underpinnings of behavior and equilibrium selection... more