INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL ARTS & INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
B.S. University of New Mexico
Ph.D. Harvard University
Dr. Sherry is a biological anthropologist whose research interests include reproductive ecology, physiology, and the implications of evolutionary biology for medicine and public health. She has studied the nutritional status of Hadza hunter-gatherers in Tanzania in relation to seasonal resource availability as well as the effects of body weight and insulin levels on reproductive hormones in Samoan women in the context of a modernizing society.
Dr. Sherry is currently working on a collected volume for Springer entitled "Evolution and Health over the Life Course," which showcases some of the most prominent bio-anthropologists operating today at the forefront of a burgeoning new field called evolutionary medicine. Her chapter, on the influence of contemporary environments on ancestral physiology and psychology, advances the concept of the modern world as an extreme environment -- with potential dire consequences to health. Dr. Sherry also maintains an active affiliation with the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Evolution of Human Nature (SC212)
Honors Thesis (HS490)
Sophomore Honors Seminar 3 (HS201)
Top: Biology of the Sexes (IN125)
Top: Sci & Psych of Survival (IN123)
Top: Science and Psychology (IN123)