The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Achsah Dorsey

Achsah Dorsey
Assistant Professor (On Leave Spring 2023)
Research Interests: 
human biology, global health, child growth and development, nutrition, immune function, evolutionary medicine, disease and reproductive ecology, life-history theory, biocultural perspectives on health and human development, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Achsah Dorsey’s research utilizes life-history and evolutionary medicine perspectives to investigate the relationships between immune activation, body size and growth, and nutritional status in women and children. Her recent research explores the biological, environmental, and cultural links between anemia and infection, the gut microbiome, and home environment in families living in peri-urban communities within Lima, Peru.