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Patrick Clarkin

Title: Associate Professor

Phone: 617.287.6858


Department: Anthropology

Areas of Expertise

Biocultural and evolutionary models in anthropology, effects of war on nutrition and growth; developmental origins of chronic disease; SE Asian diaspora


PhD, Binghamton University (SUNY)

Additional Information

Patrick Clarkin conducted his graduate studies in anthropology at Binghamton University (SUNY). He is particularly interested in nutrition, growth and development, and the developmental origins of chronic disease. He has conducted research on Hmong, Lao, and Khmer living either in French Guiana and the United States, looking at the contributions of war, forced displacement, and socioeconomic status on stature, body composition, and health.