a broadly-trained anthropologist (BA, Anthropology, U Iowa; AM, PhD, Anthropology, U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) whose interests focuses on cultural, behavioral & biological facets of human health in the context of human variation & human adaptability and whose publications address issues in anthropology, oral surgery, child health, environmental health, occupational health, evolutionary biology and immunology.
a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association (1994-pres).
an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Iowa (1997-pres).
associate research scientist emeritus in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa (since 2021)
a SAS® User with 30-plus years [Yikes!] of SAS® programming and consulting experience (1978-pres).
a vocal advocate for using the Internet to share information (since 1996)
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Humans, “an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on anthropology published quarterly online…” (2021-pres)
a member of the editorial board of Open Anthropological Research, “an international open access, peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes original, high-quality research on all aspects of anthropology” [by De Gruyter]. (2019-pres)
a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed open access journal published semi-monthly online by MDPI” (Basel, Switzerland). (2019-pres)
a member of the editorial board of Challenges, “a scientific peer-reviewed open access journal for research proposals and open problems published biannually online by MDPI” (Basel, Switzerland). (2019-pres)
Guest Editor for “Advances in the Conceptualization and Study of Environmental Exposures in Relation to Occupational Health,” a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2019-2022)
Guest Editor for “Positional Cranial Deformation: Etiology, Natural History, Prevention, Treatment and Sequelae,” a special issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine (2018-2019)
Guest Editor (with Diane Rohlman) for “Using Total Worker Health to Advance Worker Health and Safety,” a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2018-2019)
a former member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Cancer Consortium (2019-2022)
former Deputy Director of the University of Iowa’s Healthier Workforce Center (2016-2021).
the former Treasurer of the Society for Anthropological Sciences (2016-2020).
a former member of the University of Iowa Research Council (2015-2021).
a former member of the University of Iowa College of Public Health Research Council (2017-2020).
former Senior Scientist/Supervisor in the Department of Clinical Research, Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX (1991-1996).
a former consultant to Cranial Technologies, Tempe, AZ (1996-2019).