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Kristen Herlosky

Ph.D. Student


I am currently a PhD student who studies evolutionary medicine as it relates to contemporary maternal health and reproduction. My research interests are centered on exploring the intersection of reproductive and maternal health, nutrition, and environmental stressors. My work is grounded in the critical examination of structural barriers and the political-economy of health care systems. I work among the Hadza foragers of Tanzania to explore these interests and ask questions in light of a quickly changing nutritional and environmental landscape. My research is specifically focused on birth experience, postpartum practices, and health outcomes among mothers.