Chris Kuzawa is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on the role of intrauterine and early postnatal environments on development and long-term health. His work in the Philippines aims to better understand the long-term and intergenerational impacts of early life environments on adult biology, life history, reproduction and health. Developmental plasticity —the sensitivity of the developing body to the environment experienced during early stages of development —is a key theme of Kuzawa’s research. Other projects focus on the psychobiology of social relationships and fatherhood, genetics and molecular biology, the evolution of the human brain, and evolutionary medicine. Kuzawa is a professor of anthropology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).
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