† indicates lab graduate student, * indicated lab postdoc 


Kaplan H, Hooper PL, Gatz M, Mack WJ, Law EM, Chui HC, Sutherland ML, Sutherland JD, Rowan CJ, Wann LS, Allam AH, Thompson RC, Michalik DE, Lombardi G, Miyamoto MI, Eid Rodriguez D, Copajira JA, Quispe RG, Beheim BA, Cummings DK, Seabright E, Alami S, Garcia AR, Buetow K, Thomas GS, Finch CE, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Gurven MD, Irimia A. Brain volume, energy balance and cardiovascular health in two non-industrial South American populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lea AJ, Garcia A, Arevalo J, Ayroles JF, Buetow K, Cole SW, Eid Rodriguez D, Gutierrez M, Highland HM, Hooper P, Justice A, Kraft T, North KE, Stieglitz K, Kaplan H, Trumble BC, Gurven MD. (2023). Natural selection of immune and metabolic genes associated with health in two lowland Bolivian populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Stieglitz K, Buoro Y, Beheim B, Trumble BC, Kaplan H, Gurven MD. (2023). Labour’s pain: strenuous subsistence work, mechanical wear-and-tear, and musculoskeletal pain in a non-industrialized population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Kraft TS, Cummings DK, Venkataraman VV, Alami S, Beheim B, Hooper P, Seabright E, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Kaplan H, Endicott KL, Endicott KM, Gurven M. (2023). Female cooperative labour networks in hunter–gatherers and horticulturalists. Philosophical Transactions B.

Seabright E, Alami S, Kraft TS, Davis H, Caldwell AE, Hooper P, McAllister L, Mulville S, Veile A, Von Rueden C , Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Gurven M, Kaplan H. (2023). Repercussions of patrilocal residence on mothers’ social support networks among Tsimane forager-farmers. Philosophical Transactions B.

Thompson RC,  Thomas GS, Neunuebel AD, Mahadev A, Trumble BC, Seabright E, Cummings DK,  Stieglitz J, Gurven M, Kaplan H. (2023). Atherosclerosis in the Tsimane. The Bioarchaeology of Cardiovascular Disease.

Pre-Print:  Lea AJ, Clark AG, Dahl AW, Devinsky O, Garcia AR, Golden CD, Kamau J,  Kraft TS, Lim YAL, Martins D, Mogoi D, Pajukanta P, Perry G, Pontzer H, Trumble BC, Urlacher SS, Venkataraman VV, Wallace IJ,  Gurven M, Lieberman D, Ayroles JF. (2023). Evolutionary mismatch and the role of GxE interactions in human disease. arXive.

Pre-Print:  Caldwell AE, Cummings DK, Hooper PL, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Stieglitz J, Davis HE. (2023). Adolescence is characterized by more sedentary behavior and less physical activity even among highly active forager-farmers. MedRxiv.


Gatz M, Mack WJ, Chui HC, Law EM, Barisano G, Sutherland ML, Sutherland JD, Rodriguez D, Gutierrez RQ, Copajira Adrian J, Bani Cuata J , Borenstein AR, Walters EE, Irimia A, Rowan CJ, Wann LS, Allam AH, Thompson RC, Miyamoto M, Michalik DE, Cummings DK, Seabright E, Garcia AR*, Hooper PL, Kraft TS, Finch CE, Thomas GS, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Gurven MD, Kaplan H. (2022). Prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment in indigenous Bolivian forager-horticulturalists. Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Bishop AP, McGrosky A, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Hill K. (2022). What Does Prey Harvest Composition Signal to a Social Audience?: Experimental Studies with Aché Hunter-Gatherers of Paraguay. Evolution and Human Behavior.

Moscovice LR, Hohmann G, Trumble BC, Fruth B, Jaeggi AV. (2022). Dominance or Tolerance? Causes and consequences of a period of increased intercommunity encounters among bonobos (Pan paniscus) at LuiKotale. International Journal of Primatology.

Sarma MS, Gildner TE, Howells ME, Lew-Levy S, Trumble BC, Fuentes A. There and back again: The biosocial dynamics of returning from the field. American Journal of Human Biology.


Schneider-Crease I, Blackwell AD, Kraft TS, Emery Thompson M, Maldonado Suarez I, Cummings DK, Stieglitz J, Snyder-Mackler N, Gurven M, Kaplan H, Trumble BC (2021). Helminths associated with lower cytokine responses to viral and bacterial stimulations in Tsimane hunter-horticulturalists. Evolution, Medicine and Public Health.

Garcia AR*, Finch CE, Gatz M, Kraft TS, Cummings DK, Charifson M†, Rodriguez DE, Buetow K, Beheim B, Allayee H, Thomas GS, Stieglitz J, Gurven M, Kaplan H, Trumble BC (2021). APOE4 is associated with elevated blood lipids and lower levels of innate immune biomarkers in a tropical Amerindian subsistence population. eLife.

Jaeggi AV, Blackwell AD, von Rueden C, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Garcia A*, Kraft T, Kaplan H, Gurven MD (2021). Do wealth and inequality associate with health in a small-scale subsistence society? eLife

Patterson SK, Hinde K, Bond AB, Trumble BC, Strum SC, Silk JB. Effects of early life adversity on maternal effort and glucocorticoids in wild olive baboons. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Gans BD, Neunuebel AD, Umbarger LJ, Trumble BC, Cummings DK, Wann LS, Lehenbauer KR, Mahadev A, Eid Rodriguez D, Michalik DE, Rowan CJ, Stieglitz J, Gurven MD, Kaplan HS, Thomas GS, Thompson RC (2021). High Prevalence of Sternal Foramina in Indigenous Bolivians Compared to Midwest Americans and Indigenous North Americans. Anatomical Science International.

Irimia A, Chaudhari NN, Robles DJ, Rostowsky KA, Maher AS, Chowdhury NF, Calvillo M, Ngo V, Gatz M, Mack WJ, Law EM, Sutherland ML, Sutherland JD, Rowan CJ, Wann LS, Allam AH, Thompson RC, Michalik DE, Cummings DK, Seabright E, Alami S, Garcia AR, Hooper PL, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Gurven MD, Thomas GS, Finch CE, Kaplan H. (2021). The indigenous South American Tsimane exhibit relatively modest decrease in brain volume with age despite high systemic inflammation. Journal of Gerontology Series A.

Rowan C, Eskander MA,, Seabright E, Eid Rodriguez D, Cortez Linares E, Quispe Gutierrez R, Copajira Adrian J, Cummings DK, Beheim B, Tolstrup K, Achrekar A, Laskey W, Michalik DE, Allam AH, Wann LS, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Thompson RC, Thomas GS, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD. (2021). Very Low Prevalence and Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation among Bolivian Forager-Farmers. Annals of Global Health.

Gettler LT, Kuo PX, Sarma MS, Trumble BC, Burke Lefever JE, Braungart- Rieker JM. (2021). Fathers’ oxytocin responses to first holding their newborns: Interactions with testosterone reactivity to predict later parenting behavior and father- infant bonds. Developmental Psychobiology.


Stieglitz J, Hooper PL, Trumble BC, Kaplan HK, Gurven M. (2020). Productivity loss associated with functional disability in a contemporary small-scale subsistence population. eLife.

Gurven M, Kraft T, Alami S, Copajira Adrian J, Cortez Linares E, Cummings D, Eid Rodriguez D, Hooper P, Jaeggi A, Quispe Gutierrez R, Maldonado Suarez I, Seabright E, Kapan H, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC. (2020). Rapidly declining core body temperature in a tropical human population. Science Advances.

Kraft T, Trumble BC, Kaplan, H, Garcia A*, Stieglitz J, Gurven MD. (2020). Physiological dysregulation and aging in evolutionary perspective. Philosophical Transactions B.

Garcia, AR*, Trumble BC, Kraft TS, Murillo S, Marquez M, Gurven MD, Blackwell AD. (2020). Does exposure to parasites modify relationships between diurnal cortisol and leukocytes among Honduran women? American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Kaplan HS, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Mendez R, Gutierrez MC, Maito LM, Alami S, Kraft TS, Quispe RG, Copajira JA, Thompson RC, Thomas GS, Michalik DE, Eid DR, Gurven MD. (2020). Voluntary collective isolation as a best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations? The Lancet. This manuscript is also published in: Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

Trumble BC, Schneider-Crease I. (2020).Chronic diseases of aging in an evolutionary context. Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health

Koster J, McElreath R, Hill K, Yu D, Shepard Jr G, van Vliet N, Gurven M, Trumble BC, Bliege Bird R,Bird D, Codding B, Coad L, Pacheco-Cobos L, Winterhalder B, Lupo K, Schmitt D, Sillitoe P, Franzen M, Alvard M, Venkataraman V, Kraft T, Endicott K, Beckerman S, Marks S, Headland T, Pangau-Adam M, Siren A, Kramer K, Greaves R, Reyes-Garcia V, Gueze M, Duda R, Fernandez-Llamazares A, Gallois S, Napitupulu L, Ellen R, Ziker J, Nielsen M, Ready E, Healey C, Ross C. (2020). The Life History of Human Foraging: Cross-Cultural and Individual Variation. Science Advances.

Hove CM†, Trumble BC, Anderson A†, Stieglitz J, Gurven M, Kaplan H, Blackwell AD. (2020). The Flexibility of Fetal Tolerance: Immune Function during pregnancy varies between ecologically distinct populations. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.

Garcia AR*, Blackwell AD, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Kaplan H, Gurven MD. (2020).Evidence for height and immune function tradeoffs among preadolescents in a high pathogen population. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health.

Anderson A†, Trumble BC, Hove C†, Kraft T, Kaplan H, Gurven M, Blackwell AD. (2020). Old friends and friendly fire: Pregnancy and hookworm infection among tropical horticulturalists. American Journal of Human Biology.

Dinkel K†, Costa ME, Kraft T, Cummings DK, Stieglitz J, Kaplan H, Gurven M, Trumble BC. (2020). Relationship of sanitation, water boiling, and mosquito nets to health biomarkers in a rural subsistence population. American Journal of Human Biology.


Trumble BC, Finch CE. (2019). The Exposome in Human Evolution: from Dust to Diesel. Quarterly Review of Biology.

Garcia AR*, Natri H, Buetow KH, Trumble BC, Wilson, MA. (2019). Evolution of Immune Sexual Dimorphism in Response to Placental Invasiveness: A Reply to Greenbaum and Greenbaum. Trends in Genetics.

Natri H, Garcia AR*, Buetow KH, Trumble BC, Wilson, MA. (2019). Endogenous Retroviruses and the Pregnancy Compensation Hypothesis: A Reply to David. Trends in Genetics.

Charifson M, Trumble BC (2019). Evolutionary origins of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An environmental mismatch disorder. Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health.

Natri H, Garcia AR*, Buetow KH, Trumble BC, Wilson, MA (2019). The Pregnancy Pickle: evolved sex differences in disease. Trends in Genetics.

Gettler LT, Bond A*, Trumble BC, Boyette A. (2019). Mothers’ and Fathers’ Testosterone and Oxytocin in a Small-Scale Fishing-Farming Community: Variation Based on Marital Conflict and Paternal Contributions. Brain and Behavior.

Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Finch CE, Gurven M, Kaplan H, HORUS Study Team, Li D , Budoff MJ. (2019). Computed tomography shows high fracture prevalence among physically active forager horticulturalists with high fertility. eLife.

Gurven M, Kaplan H, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J. (2019). The biodemography of human health in contemporary non-industrial populations: Insights from the Tsimane Health and Life History Project. In: ‘Human Evolutionary  Demography’, edited by Oskar Burger, Ronald Lee and Rebecca Sear.

Gurven M, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Yetish G, Cummings D, Blackwell AD, Beheim B, Kaplan H, Pontzer H. (2019). Methodological differences cannot explain associations between health, anthropometrics and excess RMR. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.


Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Jaeggi AV, Beheim BA, Schwartz M, Seabright E, Cummings D, Kaplan HL, Gurven M. (2018). Associations between paternal hormones, crop losses, and family illness health following catastrophic flooding in lowland Bolivia. Physiology and Behavior.

Kraft T, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Martin M, Kaplan H, Gurven M. (2018) Nutrition transition in two lowland Bolivian subsistence populations. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Kaplan HK, Gurven M. Marital violence and fertility in a relatively egalitarian high-fertility Population. Nature Human Behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-018-0391-7 Also see “Behind the Paper” Post

Costa ME, Trumble BC, Kaplan H, Gurven. (2018). Child Nutritional Status Among Births Exceeding Ideal Family Size in a High Fertility Population. Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Jaeggi AV, Trumble BC, Brown M. (2018). The cost of group-level competition: Intergroup encounters are associated with changes in urinary cortisol and testosterone among wild red-tailed monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius) in Kibale National Park, Uganda. American Journal of Primatology.


Kaplan H, Thompson R, Trumble BC, Wann LS, Allam A, Beheim B, Frohlich B, Sutherland ML, Sutherland J, Stieglitz J, Eid D, Michalik D, Rowan C, Lombardi G, Bedi R, Garcia A, Min J, Narula J, Finch C, Gurven M, Thomas G. (2017).Coronary atherosclerosis in indigenous South American Tsimane: a cross-sectional cohort study. The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30752-3

Kaplan H, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Narula J, Gurven M., Thomas G. (2017). Diet, atherosclerosis, and helmintic infection in Tsimane. The Lancet. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31941-4

Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Blackwell AD, Allayee H, Beheim B, Finch CE, Gurven M, Kaplan H. (2017). Apolipoprotein E4 is associated with improved cognitive function in Amazonian forager-horticulturalists with a high parasite burden. FASEB J. doi: 10.1096/fj.201601084R

Stieglitz J, Trumble B, Kaplan H, Gurven M. (2017). Horticultural activity predicts later localized limb status in a contemporary pre-industrial population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23214

Gurven M, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Blackwell A, Beheim B, Davis H, Hooper P, Kaplan H. (2017). The Tsimane Health and Life History Project: integrating anthropology and biomedicineEvolutionary Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21515

Trumble BC.  (2017).  Review of HOW MEN AGE: WHAT EVOLUTION REVEALS ABOUT MALE HEALTH AND MORTALITY. American Journal of Human Biology. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.22968

Blackwell AD, Urlacher SS, Beheim B, von Ruden C, Jaeggi A, Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan, H. (2017). Growth references for Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23128

Gurven M, Furstenberg E, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Beheim B, Davis H, Kaplan H (2017). Cognitive performance across the life among Bolivian forager farmers with limited schoolingDevelopmental Psychology.


Gurven M, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J; Blackwell A, Michalik D, Finch CE, Kaplan H (2016). Cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes in evolutionary perspective: a critical role for helminths?  Evolution Medicine and Public Health.  doi:10.1093/emph/eow028

Trumble BC, Blackwell AD, Emery Thompson M, Stieglitz J, Gurven M, Kaplan H (2016).  Testing the steroid-immunocompetence handicap hypothesis among Tsimane Forager-Horticulturalists. American Journal of Physical Anthropology DOI 10.1002/ajpa.23054.

Horvath S, Gurven M, Levine ME, Trumble BC, Kaplan H, Allayee H, Ritz BT, Cheng B, Lu A, Sun D, Berenson GS, Li S, Chen W, Tsao P, Absher D, Themistocles Assimes T (2016). An epigenetic age analysis of race/ethnicity, sex, and coronary heart disease.  Genome Biology 17:171. DOI 10.1186/s13059-016-1030-0

Gurven MD, Costa M, Trumble BC, Eid Rodriguez D, Stieglitz J, Beheim B, Kaplan H (2016).  Costs of reproduction and maternal depletion in a high fertility and mortality population.  Nature Scientific Reports 6:30056

Gurven M, Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Yetish G, Cummings D, Blackwell AD, Beheim B, Kaplan H, Pontzer (2016). High resting metabolic rate among Amazonian forager-horticulturalists experiencing high pathogen burdenAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology.  10.1002/ajpa.23040

Blackwell AD, Trumble BC, Maldonado Suarez I, Stieglitz J, Beheim B, Snodgrass JJ, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2016). Immune Function in Amazonian Horticulturalists. Annals of Human Biology 43(4):382-396.

Trumble BC, Gaulin SJC, Dunbar MD, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2016).  No sex or age difference in dead-reckoning ability among Tsimane forager-horticulturalists. Human Nature 27(1):51-67.


Blackwell AD, Tomayo M, Beheim B, Trumble BC, Steiglitz J, Hooper P, Martin M, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2015). Infection with helminths affects fecundity and age of first pregnancy in human females Science  350: 970-972.

Trumble BC, Jaeggi AJ, Gurven M (2015). Evolving the neuroendocrine physiology of human and primate cooperation and collective action Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Proceedings B 370: 20150014.

Stieglitz J, Trumble BC, Emery Thompson M, Blackwell AD, Kaplan H, Gurven M Jonathan Stieglitz (2015). Depression is associated with higher inflammation in adulthood among Bolivian forager-horticulturalists. Brain Behavior and Immunity 49:130-139.

Trumble BC, Eid Rodriguez D, Cortez Linares E, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2015). Challenging the inevitability of age-related prostate enlargement: low levels of benign hyperplasia among Bolivian Amerindians. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 70(10):1262-1268.

Jaeggi AJ*, Trumble BC*, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2015). Salivary oxytocin increases concurrent with testosterone and time away from home among returning Tsimane’ hunters (2015). Biology Letters  20150058.    *These Authors contributed equally

Stieglitz J, Madimenos F, Beheim B, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan H (2015). Low mineral density of a weight-bearing bone among adult women in a high fertility population. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156(4):637-648.

Snipes SA, Hayes-Constant TK, Trumble BC, Goodreau SM, Morrison DM, Shell-Duncan B, Pelman RS, O’Connor (2015). Masculine perspectives about family and work concurrently promote and inhibit men’s health behaviorsInternational Journal of Men’s Health.


Trumble BC, Stieglitz J, Emery Thompson M, Furstenberg E, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2014). Testosterone and male cognitive performance in Tsimane forager horticulturalists (2014)  American Journal of Human Biology 27:582-586. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22665. 

Von Rueden C, Trumble BC, Blackwell AD, Stieglitz J, Kaplan H, Gurven M (2014). Political influence in an egalitarian society associates with lower cortisol but not lower disease burden Evolution Medicine and Public Health 122-133. doi:10.1093/emph/eou021.

Stieglitz J, Jaeggi A, Blackwell A, Trumble BC, Gurven M, Kaplan H (2014). Work to live and live to work: Productivity, transfers, and psychological well-being in adulthood and old age. In: Weinstein, M., and Lane, M. (eds.). Advances in bio-demography: cross-species comparisons of social environments and social behaviors, and their effects on health and longevity. National Academy Press.

Trumble BC, Smith EA, O’Connor KA, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD (2014). Successful hunting increases testosterone and cortisol in a subsistence population Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281:20132876


Trumble BC, Cummings DK,  O’Connor KA, Holman DJ, Smith EA, Kaplan HS, Gurven MD (2013).  Age independent increases in male salivary testosterone during horticultural activity among Tsimane forager-farmers . Evolution and Human Behavior, 34(5):350-357


Trumble BC,  Cummings DK,  von Rueden CR, O’Connor KA, Smith EA, Gurven MD, Kaplan HS (2012).  Physical competition increases testosterone among Amazonian forager-horticulturalists: a test of the “challenge hypothesis” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279:2907-2912


O’Connor KA, Brindle E, Shofer J, Trumble BC, Aranda JD, Rice K, Carey KD, Tatar M (2011). The effects of a long term psychosocial stress on reproductive indicators in the baboonThe American Journal of Physical Anthropology 145(4):629-38


 Trumble BC, Brindle E, Kupsik M, O’Connor KA (2010). Responsiveness of the reproductive axis to a single missed evening meal in young adult males. American Journal of Human Biology 22(6):775-781


O’Connor KA, Ferrell RJ, Brindle E, Shofer J, Trumble BC, Holman DJ, Weinstein M (2009). Progesterone and ovulation across the stages of the transition to menopause.   Menopause 16(6):1178-1187