Project Personnel

The Shuar Health and Life History Project is an interdisciplinary collaborative research effort that involves scientists from several US universities, Ecuadorian health providers, and Shuar colleagues (including through the Shuar Federation). The project was founded in 2005 by Dr. Larry Sugiyama and is co-directed by Drs. Josh Snodgrass, Sam Urlacher, Felicia Madimenos, and Melissa Liebert.

 
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Melissa Liebert, PhD

Co-Director

Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology

Northern Arizona University

Melissa.Liebert@nau.edu

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    Felicia Madimenos, PhD

    Co-Director

    Associate Professor

    Department of Anthropology

    CUNY-Queens College

    fmadimenos@qc.cuny.edu

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    Josh Snodgrass, PhD

    Co-Director

    Professor

    Department of Anthropology

    University of Oregon

    jjosh@uoregon.edu

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    Sam Urlacher, PhD

    Co-Director

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Anthropology

    Baylor University

    Samuel_Urlacher@baylor.edu

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    Larry Sugiyama, PhD

    Founder & Senior Investigator

    Professor

    Department of Anthropology

    University of Oregon

    sugiyama@uoregon.edu

      Aaron Blackwell, PhD

      Senior Investigator

      Associate Professor

      Department of Anthropology

      Washington State University

      aaron.blackwell@wsu.edu

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      Rick Bribiescas, PhD

      Senior Investigator

      Professor

      Department of Anthropology

      Yale University

      richard.bribiescas@yale.edu

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      Tara Cepon-Robins, PhD

      Senior Investigator

      Assistant Professor

      Department of Anthropology

      University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

      trobins3@uccs.edu

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      Dorsa Amir, PhD

      Postdoc

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow

      Department of Psychology

      Boston College

      dorsa.amir@bc.edu

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      Theresa Gildner, PhD

      Postdoc

      McKennan Postdoctoral Fellow

      Department of Anthropology

      Dartmouth University

      Theresa.E.Gildner@dartmouth.edu

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      Joshua Schrock, PhD

      Postdoc

      Department of Anthropology

      Northwestern University

      joshua.matthew.schrock@gmail.com

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      Alicia DeLouize, MS

      Graduate Student

      PhD Student

      Department of Anthropology

      University of Oregon

      adelouiz@uoregon.edu

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      Ecuadorian Collaborators and Supporters

      The project would not be possible without our extensive network of Ecuadorian collaborators and supporters, and also the communities and study participants who participate directly and indirectly in the research. In particular, we want to recognize the support and friendship of Nancy Ankuash, Sixto Ankuash, Germania Barrera Basantes, Fabio ChimkiBerta Fernández & Guillermo Andrade, Estela Jempekat, Luzmilla Jempekat, Diana Jempekat, Katy JempekatOswaldo MankashRosalinda Charo JempekatKuri Saant Marian, Pepe Pozo, Marcia Salinas Puente, Maritza Puente, Carlos Untui, Samanta Utitiaj, and Marilu Utitiaj.

      Collaborators

      We have extensively collaborated with researchers from various institutions around the world, including: Brendan Bohannan (University of Oregon), Elizabeth Cashdan (University of Utah), Lauren Christopher (Harvard University), Leda Cosmides (University of California, Santa Barbara), Andrew Delton (Stony Brook University), Lara Dugas (Loyola University Chicago), Geeta Eick (University of Oregon), Peter Ellison (Harvard University), Karen Guillemin (University of Oregon), Steve Josephson (University of Utah), Cara Joyce (Loyola University Chicago), Max Krasnow (Harvard University), Julian Lim (University of California, Santa Barbara), Thom McDade (Northwestern University), Ian Penton-Voak (University of Bristol [UK]), Herman Pontzer (Duke University), Isabel Scott (Brunel University [UK]), Aaron Sell (Griffith University [Australia]), Heather Shattuck-Heidorn (University of Southern Maine), Keaton Stagaman (Oregon State University), Jonathan Stieglitz (Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse), Daniel Sznycer (University of Montreal [Canada]), John Tooby (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Robert Walker (University of Missouri)

       

      Students

      The Shuar project has involved numerous students, who have completed dissertations, Masters theses, and undergraduate honors theses that have involved work with the project. Graduate students who were previously involved with the research include: Alese Colehour, Tiffany Gandolfo, Chris Harrington, Sara Khatib, George Pryor, Julia Ridgeway-Diaz, and Terry Rueckert. Undergraduates who have worked with the project in the past are Tyler Barrett, Ali Bedbury, Gabrielle Brereton, Ruby Fried, Eliza Hallett, Tigest Mequanint, and Sierra Thompson.

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