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Amy Anderson

Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
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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:

UCSB 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

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Broom Center Publications
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 (under review)