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Theresa Gildner

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B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame (2011); M.S., University of Oregon (2013)

Focus Area

Biological Anthropology (Advisor: Josh Snodgrass)


Theresa is a Ph.D. student in the biological anthropology program.

Theresa’s research interests include the effects of human behavior and the environment on infectious disease, especially parasitic infection. She is currently investigating how market integration affects hormone levels and immune function. In addition, she is interested in understanding how these interactions can be used to design more effective disease intervention programs. She is involved with ongoing research as a member of the Shuar Health and Life History Project, the WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE), and the Oregon Arts in Healthcare Research Consortium.