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Research:

Biological anthropology; anthropology of stress response; immune function and disease risk; biocultural interactions; reproductive ecology; sex and gender; anthropology of the body.

I am currently in Boston conducting interviews and health measures with transgendered men for his dissertation project, "Stress response and experience during major life transitions: A study of transgendered men using hormonal replacement therapy."

My project uses a biocultural approach combining quantitative measures (via biomarkers of stress including 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure measures, salivary cortisol levels, Epstein-Barr virus antibody and C-Reactive Protein levels obtained from blood spots) and qualitative interview data in order examine the relationship between experiences of gender transition and stress
related health outcomes. This project has been funded through an NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant and a research grant from the Williams Institute of UCLA Law School. I am also a recipient of the UMass Graduate School University Fellowship.

 

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

NAME: L. ZACHARY DUBOIS

ADVISOR: LYNNETTE LEIDY SIEVERT

DISSERTATION:

"Stress response and experience during major life transitions: A study of transgendered men using hormonal replacement therapy."

EDUCATION:

•PhD candidate (2005-present) University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA; Biological Anthropology

•MA (2005) University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA; Biological Anthropology.

•BA (2003) University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA; Biological Anthropology.

CV:

CONTACT: zdubois@anthro.umass.edu

 

 

 

 

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Department of Anthropology
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