Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, USA
Hormones, parenting behavior, family relationships, child well-being
My research has focused on the way in which men’s hormonal physiology responds to major life transitions, such as marriage and fatherhood. I explore the ways in which humans’ neuroendocrine systems accommodate the demands of new parenthood, such as childcare, sleep dynamics, and psychosocial stress. Through global collaborations, I have expanded my perspective to family systems, including the psychobiology of motherhood and fatherhood, parents’ physical and mental health, and child growth and development. I have research projects in the United States, the UK, the Philippines, Kenya, and the Republic of Congo.