Carlye Chaney

Postdoctoral fellow

I am a biosocial anthropologist who is broadly interested in the interaction between biology, ecology, and culture in relation to reproductive health and development. My ongoing research investigates environmental exposure disparities, with a particular focus on exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals during childhood and adolescence. Patterns of environmental contaminant exposure are not equally distributed across individuals or populations, and these disparities in environmental exposures have consequences for human physiology, health, and wellbeing. Using both quantitative and qualitative approaches, my work aims to understand who experiences negative consequences from environmental exposures, how climate change influences exposure, and how to create a more equitable future. I conduct fieldwork in Connecticut, Illinois, Mississippi, and Formosa, Argentina.