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Jaclyn's research takes a biocultural approach to nutritional anthropology. Her academic career began in bioarchaeology, using defects in teeth to understand the impact of structural inequality, ecological contigencies, and early life nutritional stress on growth and mortality in Colonial Peru. More recently, her research has focused on how the cultural environment influences nutritional status and health among living populations. Some of her most recent work has explored the impact of food insecurity on key metabolic hormones among the Tsimane in Bolivia.
M.A. Anthropology - George Mason University 2017
B.A. Anthropology - George Mason University 2015
Thomas JA, Temple DH, Klaus HD. 2019.Crypt fenestration enamel defects and early life stress: Contextual explorations of growth and mortality in Colonial Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(3): 582-594.