Patrick F. Clarkin
Patrick F. Clarkin Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Clarkin is a biological anthropologist who has conducted research on the impact of social and evolutionary forces on growth, nutrition, and health. Specifically, he has focused on the long-term impact of war, refugee experiences, and poverty on the growth and health of Southeast Asian refugees (Hmong, Lao, Khmer). He is also broadly interested in in the causes and consequences of human conflict and cooperation.
The Biological Scars of Separation
The deliberate separation of migrant children from their parents is not only cruel and unnecessary but has the potential for long-term negative effects on their mental and biological health.Read More
Evolution Makes Us Flexible Because Life Is Unpredictable
A genome that can respond to environmental feedback and operate in many possible, unpredictable conditions would be even more likely to survive and reproduce than a rigid one.Read More