Drs. Pritzker & DeCaro Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Drs. Sonya Pritzker and Jason DeCaro, together with Communication Studies collaborator Josh Pederson, are receiving a major NSF award to perform the first biocultural-linguistic study of emotion communication in everyday life. This $315,000 award will permit them to work with 50 couples, examining real-time, bi-directional relationships between communication and biological regulation in stress-response systems. They […]

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New articles by Dr. DeCaro

Two articles have just been released, one that Dr. Jason DeCaro co-authored with former doctoral student Dr. Becky Read-Wahadi in Medical Anthropology Quarterly and another with multiple authors inSleep Health.    Read-Wahidi, Mary Rebecca, and Jason A. DeCaro 2017 Guadalupan Devotion as a Moderator of Psychosocial Stress among Mexican Immigrants in the Rural Southern United States. Medical Anthropology Quarterly. doi:10.1111/maq.12372. […]

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Chris Lynn, Johnna Dominguez, & Jason DeCaro publish “Tattooing to ‘Toughen Up’: Tattoo Experience and Secretory Immunoglobulin A”

The American Journal of Human Biology has just published an article online (ahead of print) by Dr. Christopher Lynn, Johnna Dominguez (MA, 2015), and Dr. Jason DeCaro entitled “Tattooing to ‘Toughen Up’: Tattoo Experience and Secretory Immunoglobulin A.” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajhb.22847/abstract Abstract: Objectives: A costly signaling model suggests tattooing inoculates the immune system to heightened vigilance against stressors associated […]

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Dr. Jason DeCaro publishes “Beyond Catecholamines: Measuring Autonomic Responses to Psychosocial Context”

Dr. Jason DeCaro has published “Beyond Catecholamines: Measuring Autonomic Responses to Psychosocial Context” in a special invited Methods Series issue of American Journal of Human Biology. Abstract: Despite longstanding interest among human biologists in autonomic responses to socioecological context or culture change, the adoption of autonomic measures has been limited by methodological challenges. Catecholamine secretion is the […]

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Dr. Jason DeCaro publishes “Household-level Predictors of Maternal Mental Health and Systemic Inflammation among Infants in Mwanza, Tanzania”

Dr. Jason DeCaro and co-authors Mange Manyama and Warren Wilson have published an article on their Tanzania research in the American Journal of Human Biology titled, “Household-level predictors of maternal mental health and systemic inflammation among infants in Mwanza, Tanzania.”  Their basic findings are that maternal depression symptoms and household food insecurity independently predict infant inflammation (C-reactive protein levels). Abstract: Objectives: Household […]

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Dr. Chris Lynn publishes “Family Diversity” in Anthropology News

The latest post for the Biocultural Systematics guest blog is “Family Diversity,” written by Dr. Christopher Lynn. Biocultural Systematics is a monthly guest blog in the Anthropology News newsletter for the American Anthropological Association. The column is written by faculty and graduate students in the Biocultural Medical Anthropology program. Previous post include: “Talking about Race […]

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