The Researchers

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Primary Investigator, Erin E. Burke, Ph.D.
Dr. Erin Burke received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at Yale University. She received her BA in Anthropology at the University of Michigan and her MA at Yale. She is a qualified, trained member of the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory (YREL). The YREL is a BL2 rated laboratory certified to handle, store, and analyze human samples. Erin has experience in endocrinology lab methods and has conducted several hormone assays using human and nonhuman primate samples. Additionally, Erin has experience and training working with human research subjects to collect demographic and biological data in the U.S. and Poland.

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Richard Bribiescas, Ph.D. 
Professor of the Department of Anthropology, Deputy Provost of Yale University
The lab is overseen by Dr. Richard Bribiescas, who has over twenty-five years experience in conducting hormone and biomarker assays of human and non-human samples and has been the principle investigator of the YREL since 1998.

Research Assistant, Tiffany N. Bell
Tiffany Bell is a senior Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major in Davenport College at Yale College and a Social and Behavioral Sciences MPH student at the Yale School of Public Health in a joint BS-MPH program. She recently joined the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory, but in the past, she has conducted research with the Yale School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, and Brown University’s School of Medicine, and she has experience working with human research subjects. In the future, Tiffany plans to serve as an obstetrician/ gynecologist and help reduce health disparities.

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Work Study Student, John Kelleher
John is a junior Sociology major in Davenport College at Yale College. He originally hails from Wyoming. In the future, John hopes to work as a hospital administrator after completing graduate studies in Public Health