Theresa E. Gildner

Research Associate

I am a biological anthropologist interested in the effects of human behavior and the environment on disease risk, especially parasitic infection. My dissertation research examined how the process of market integration affects hormone levels and immune function, with the goal of understanding how these interactions can be used to design more effective disease intervention programs. I am involved with ongoing research as a member of the Shuar Health and Life History Project and the World Health Organization Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE).

Department(s): 
Anthropology
Education: 
B.S. University of Notre Dame
M.A. University of Oregon
Ph. D. University of Oregon