A partial listing of abstracts for the conference are posted below as they were submitted. Click here for the PDF to view the complete listing and full abstract for each listing,
Infectious disease in Philadelphia, 1690-1807: An ecological perspective.Dr. Gilda M. Anroman, School of Pharmacy, College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
The paleolithic disease-scape, the hygiene hypothesis, and the second epidemiological transition.
Dr. George Armelagos, Department of Anthropology, Emory University
The epidemiological transition in practice: Consumption, phthisis and TB in the 19th century.
Jeffrey Beemer, Department of Sociology, Social and Demographic Research Instritute University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Second epidemiological transition in Western Poland.
Dr. Alicja Budnik, Institute of Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland.
(TBA: Dr. Hugo VF Cardoso, Centro de Biologia Ambiental &
Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, Museu Nacional de História Natural
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Paleoepidemiological modeling of the second epidemiological transition in London.
Dr. Sharon N. DeWitte, Department of Anthropology, The University at Albany, SUNY.
(TBA: Dr. Timothy Gage, Departments of Anthropology & Epidemiology and the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis, The University at Albany, SUNY)
Clarifying variation in growth patterns to assess population health: A case-study from St. Peter’s Church (Barton-upon-Humber).
Evan M. Garofalo, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The anthropometric history of Indians during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Dr Aravinda M. Guntupalli, Centre for Research on Ageing, School of Social Sciences,
University of Southampton, UK.
Does exposure to influenza early in life affect mortality risk during a subsequent outbreak? The 1890 and 1918 pandemics in Canada.
Stacey Hallman and Dr. Alain Gagnon, Population Studies Centre & Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
The environmental fate and human health risks of anthropogenic lead and mercury pollution.
Dr. S. Michele Harmon, Environmental Department of Biology & Geology, University of South Carolina Aiken.
Tuberculosis in the second epidemiological transition in Switzerland.
Kara L. Holloway, Biological Anthropology and Comparative Anatomy Unit, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Industrialization and the changing mortality environment in the English community during the industrail revolution.
Dr. Peter Kitson, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge, UK.
Regional differences and temporal development of the nutritional status in Europe from the 8th century B.C. until the 18th century A.D.
Dr. Nikola Koepke, Department of History, University of Oxford, UK.
Human lead exposure in the British Isles during the industrial Revolution.
Dr. Andrew Millard, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, UK.
Dr. Janet Montgomery, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, UK.
Dr. Mark Trickett, Archaeology Department, The Montpelier Foundation, VA.
Dr. Julia Beaumont, Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford, UK.
Dr. Jane Evans, NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory, Keyworth, UK.
Dr. Simon Chenery, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK.
Agent-based modeling and the second epidemiological transition.
Carolyn Orbann, Jessica Dimka, Erin Miller, and Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel
Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Tracking the second epidemiological transition using bioachaeological data on infant morbidity and mortality.
Dr. Megan A. Perry, Department of Anthropology, Eastern Carolina University.
(TBA: Dr. Karl Reinhard, Forensic Science, School of Natural Resources.
The University at Nebraska, Lincoln.)
The timing of the second epidemiological transition in small US towns and cities: Evidence from local cemeteries.
Dr. Lisa Sattenspiel and Rebecca Shattuck, Department of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia.
(TBA: Dr. Lawrence Schell, The University at Albany, SUNY)
Comparing Apples to Oranges: Reconstructing the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic Using Parish Registry data or Government Death Registries.
Dr. Karen Slonim, Department of Anthropolgy, University of Missouri-Columbia.