Achsah Dorsey
Position or Job Title
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Email Address
adorsey@umass.edu
Bio

Achsah Dorsey is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Dr. Dorsey’s research applies evolutionary medicine and life-history theory along with household- and community-level ecological approaches to study immune function and nutritional status in women and children. Her global health experiences include conducting research in North America, South America, and Eastern Africa. Her current research explores the biological, environmental, and cultural connections between anemia and infection, the gut microbiome, and home environment in children living in a peri-urban community in Lima, Peru.