UNC Human Biology Lab Presented at the HBA/AAPA Annual Meetings Last Week!


Above (left to right): UNC Human Bio Lab graduate students Isa, Achsah, Kelly, Hannah, Brittany, Katie, Gioia, and Kari at the HBA poster session.

The UNC Human Biology Lab had a great time at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association (HBA) and the 85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) in Atlanta last week! Amanda, Mark, Kelly, Katie, Achsah, Isa, and Hannah all presented posters (titles listed below).

During the podium session on evolutionary and biocultural perspectives on pregnancy and infant feeding, Brittany presented her work entitled, “Cultural domain analysis of breastfeeding, stress, and support among white, middle class families of North Carolina.” Kelly also gave a talk entitled, “E. coli exposure, intestinal barrier function and immune health in Galapagos, Ecuador” during the podium session on nutrition and variation.

We’re looking forward to next year’s meetings in New Orleans.


Understanding child obesity risk at the household level: The influence of parental and grandparental health beliefs and practices in Chinese families. AL Thompson

Impact of market integration on under- and overnutrition in the Ecuadorean Amazon. MV Sorensen, F Lu, K Houck

Childhood intestinal health, immune function and the gut microbiome in Galapagos, Ecuador. KM Houck, AL Thompson,  MV Sorensen

The influence of caregiver feeding styles on infant dietary outcomes. KJ Barrett,  AL Thompson,  HM Wasser, ME Bentley

Food insecurity, maternal mental health, and child morbidity in Mwanza, Tanzania.  AF Dorsey, JA Decaro, M Manyama, W Wilson

Survey of migration and health among the Purepecha. I Godinez

Social and economic change and rising rate of caesarean-section deliveries in Ecuador. JR Jahnke, KM Houck, ME Bentley, AL Thompson