Email: gskeltis at live.unc.edu

Phone: N/A

Office:

Alumni 410A

Area of Interest:

Biodemography and ecology; Marshall Islands; nuclear radiation and health; psychosocial stress and mental health

Education:

MA Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2019

Concentration in Human Biology, Ecology, & Evolution

BA Anthropology with Honors, University of Washington, Seattle, 2015

Double track concentrations in Human Evolutionary Biology, Medical Anthropology & Global Health

Research & Activities:

Entered program in 2015

Research Assistant, Human Biology Laboratory

Selected Publications:

2019 A study of diet compostion and transition among indigenous communities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Unpublished Masters Thesis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2015     Differing conceptions of health and illness, and their implications for type 2 diabetes among Samoans living in King County, Washington. Unpublished Honors Thesis, University of Washington, Seattle.

2014     Commuting effects on salivary cortisol and testosterone levels. Unpublished Research Thesis, University of Washington, Seattle.

Recent Presentations:

2018   “Diet composition and variation among indigenous communities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon.” Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association April, 2018. Austin, TX.

2017   “A study of nutritional transition among indigenous populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.” Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Human Biology Association April, 2017. New Orleans, LA.

2017    “A study of nutritional transition among indigenous populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.” Lecture presentation at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies at Duke University, March, 2017. Durham, NC.

2015     “Statistical modeling to assess commuting effects on salivary cortisol and testosterone levels.” Poster presented at the International Conference on Undergraduate Research, September, 2015. Melbourne, Australia.

2015     “Conceptions of illness: A case study on type 2 diabetes prevalence in Samoans living in King County, Washington.” Lecture presented at the University of Washington, May, 2015. Seattle, WA.

2015     “Evaluating effects of commuting on salivary cortisol and testosterone levels.” Poster presented at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium, May, 2015. Seattle, WA.

2015     “Laboratory and statistical methods for measuring cortisol and testosterone levels in (human) saliva specimens.” Lecture presented at the University of Washington,   2015. Seattle, WA.

2015     “Commuting effects on salivary cortisol and testosterone levels.” Poster presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, April, 2015. Cheney, WA.

2014     “Pursuing undergraduate research at the University of Washington.” Lecture presented at the University of Washington, October, 2014. Seattle, WA.

2014     “Commuting effects on salivary cortisol and testosterone levels.” Poster presented at the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium, May, 2014. Seattle, WA.