"Disentangling biobehavioral pathways between birth mode, breastfeeding, and health outcomes"
Melanie Martin will be talking about her research at this CEMinar. Her research examines biocultural influences on growth, development and reproduction. She conducts field research with two ongoing studies of Indigenous health across the life course: the Chaco Area Reproductive Ecology Program (Formosa, Argentina) and the Tsimane Health and Life History Project (Beni, Bolivia). Her research topics include: the influence of birth mode, breastfeeding and complementary feeding on infant health, growth and maternal reproductive outcomes; infant microbial development; female growth and hormonal transitions during puberty; community based participatory research.
Dr. Martin is currently working as an assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Washington.