About me

About this site: ‘kevishere’ is named in memory of my brother, Kevin. I wrote about him here: Life is Beautiful

About me: I am a biological anthropologist and associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston. My research integrates the impact of social and evolutionary forces on growth, nutrition, and health. In particular, I have focused on the long-term impact of war,  refugee experiences, and poverty on growth and health of Southeast Asians (Hmong, Lao, Khmer).  

My academia.edu page


Degree: 2004- Ph.D., Binghamton University (State University of New York). Doctoral Committee: Michael A. Little (chair), Ralph M. Garruto, Gary D. James.

Research Interests: Biological anthropology; Growth and nutrition; Hmong, Lao, and Khmer diasporas; Long-term health effects of war and malnutrition; Developmental origins of disease; Evolutionary anthropology; Biocultural anthropology; Human biological variation


Patrick F. Clarkin 
Associate Professor of Anthropology 
University of Massachusetts Boston 
Boston, MA 02125-3393 
tel 617-287-6858 
email: patrick.clarkin(at)umb.edu









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4 thoughts on “About me

  1. Newly published book you might be interested in: Fractured Lives by Toni Strasburg. A memoir of one woman’s experiences as a documentary filmmaker covering the wars in Africa during the 1980’s and 1990’s.

  2. Pingback: A Cultural Moment For Polyamory – AKANews – Featured Articles

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