An infant baboon closely monitors its mother.


I have a longstanding interest in bringing together demographic data from different species to situate human life history patterns in broader evolutionary context, and to improve our understanding of the aging process.

My current research on aging is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health (1R61AG078529-01). This project, which includes key personnel at 6 institutions in the US and Canada and for which I am the lead PI, aims to establish a new animal model system for assessing why individuals age at different rates, using the noninvasive long-term study of wild capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica.

Also working with on this project are:

Fernando Campos
Fernando Campos
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Interested in the evolutionary biology, behavior, and conservation of primates.