I am originally from Argentina, from where I received my degree in biology. I got my PhD from the University of California, Davis. I then went on to do a postdoc at Harvard University and in 2005 I joined the Department of Anthropology at Penn. I moved to Yale in 2014. My work is primarily concerned with the interactions between human biology and the ecological and cultural context in which it develops. I have been working with indigenous communities in northern Argentina for more than 20 years. My research program takes a biocultural approach, that is, the interplay between biology and culture takes a central role in interpreting how we shape our lives. My research interests include human reproductive ecology, maternal and child health, and health of indigenous populations in Latin America.