Lynnette Leidy Sievert

Machmer 105

Curriculum Vitae


B.S.N, Bloomsburg University, 1983; M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1987; Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 1991

Area(s) of Specialization:

Reproductive ecology, Human variation, Women's health

Research Description:

As a biological anthropologist I have focused on age at menopause and symptom experience at menopause as two aspects of human variation. I am also interested in the evolution of menopause and post-reproductive aging as a human trait. Fieldwork on the topic of menopause has taken me from western Massachusetts to Mexico, Slovenia, Paraguay, Hawaii, Bangladesh, and the UK.

Key Publications:

(2016) Sievert LL, Begum K, Sharmeen T, Murphy L, Whitcomb BW, Chowdhury O, Muttukrishna S, Bentley GR. Hot flash report and measurement among Bangladeshi migrants, their London neighbors, and their community of origin. Am J Physical Anthropology 161(4):620-633.

(2016) Begum K, Muttukrishna S, Sievert LL, Sharmeen T, Murphy L, Chowdhury O, Kasim A, Bentley GR. Ethnicity or environment: Effects of migration on ovarian reserve among Bangladeshi women in the United Kingdom. Fertility and Sterility 105(3):744-754.

(2014) Sievert LL. Anthropology and the study of menopause: evolutionary, developmental, and comparative perspectives. Menopause 21(10):1151-1159.

(2011) Sievert LL. The evolution of post-reproductive life: adaptationist scenarios. In: Mascie-Taylor CGN, Rosetta L. (Eds.) Reproduction and Adaptation, Cambridge University Press, pp.149-170.


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