Carita Westbrook

Anthropology
Graduate Student

Name: Carita Westbrook

Advisor: Dr. Sara Juengst

 

Education:

A.S. Biology, Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX, 2012

B.A. Anthropology, Magna Cum Laude, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2015

Research Interests:

Paleo-oncology; Paleopathology; Skeletal biology as an indicator of health; Andean Population Health;  Pre-historic medical interventions; Gene/Environment interactions and associated health implications; Public Health; Role of socio-cultural beliefs in healing.

Current Research:

My thesis research focuses on the bioarchaeological analysis of Pre-hispanic Andeans of the coastal and highland regions during the Late Intermediate Period.  My research investigates altitude as the contributing factor of cancer incidence.