Richard Gutierrez Bribiescas

Yale University
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Anthropology and Archaeology

Richard G. Bribiescas is the J. Clayton Stephenson/Class of 1954 Professor of Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, former anthropology department chair, and former Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Yale. He is also a Primary Investigator in the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory. His most notable research involves the evolutionary biology and endocrinology of human and comparative life histories, reproduction, aging, and metabolism. He has conducted field research among the Ache people of Paraguay as well as populations in Ecuador, Japan, the United States, and Venezuela.

He is the author of two books; Men: Evolutionary and Life History, a comprehensive examination of the evolutionary biology of human males and How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality. Bribiescas serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Human Biology and is also Associate Editor for the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Bribiescas received his B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and his A.M. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University.

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