research focuses on biological variation in living human populations,
particularly variation in physical growth and development among human
populations. I am interested in understanding how the environment
influences growth during the lifetime of the individual and how body
size variation has evolved. Most of my research has focused on South
American populations, and I have conducted research on general patterns
of variation in body size and shape in indigenous South American
populations, on the effects of high altitude hypoxia on child growth,
and on the growth of lowland tropical forest populations. |
Stinson, S. 2005 Ethical issues in human biology behavioral research
and research with children. In: Turner, T. (ed.) Biological
Anthropology and Ethics. Albany: State University of New York Press,
Stinson, S. 2003 Participation of women in human biology, 1975-2001. American Journal of Human Biology 15:440-445.
S. 2002 Early childhood health in foragers. In: Ungar, P.S. and
Teaford, M. F. (eds.) Human Diet: Its Origin and Evolution. Westport,
Connecticut: Bergin and Garvey, pp. 37-48.
Stinson, S., Bogin, B., Huss-Ashmore, R., and O'Rourke, D. (eds.) 2000
Human Biology: An Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspective. New York:
Stinson, S. 1996 Early childhood growth of Chachi Amerindians and
Afro-Ecuadorians in northwest Ecuador. American Journal of Human
Stinson, S. 1992 Nutritional adaptation. Annual Review of Anthropology 21:143-170.
Stinson, S. 1990 Variation in body size and shape among South American Indians. American Journal of Human Biology 2:37-51.
S. 1985 Sex differences in environmental sensitivity during growth and
development. Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 28:123-147.
Stinson, S. 1983 Socioeconomic status and child growth in rural Bolivia. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 13:179-187.
S. 1982 The effect of high altitude on the growth of children of high
socioeconomic status in Bolivia. American Journal of Physical