The Center for Research on Families is pleased to announce that Lynnette Leidy Sievert is the new editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Human Biology, the official publication of the Human Biology Association. Lynnette is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, and CRF Affiliate (Family Research Scholar 2004-05 & 2008-09).
Lynnette Leidy Sievert is a biological anthropologist whose research has focused on menopause and symptoms experience at menopause as two aspects of human variation. She is also interested in the evolution of menopause and post-reproductive aging as a human trait. As a Family Research Scholar, Sievert studied three interconnected aspects of everyday life, marriage and family, religion and spiritual practices and economic security in relation to symptom experience among women at midlife. Lynnette is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is on the board of trustees for the North American Menopause Society. She has been a member of the Human Biology Association since 1989, and is a past HBA secretary/treasurer.
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