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This week Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Michael Gurven on a variety of topics, ranging from advice on finding a field site that matches your research interests, the long and challenging process of establishing a successful longitudinal study, the importance of true collaborative work with indigenous populations (especially in response to the COVID-19 pandemic), and the need to move beyond “WEIRD” populations and consider health and human biology in more diverse groups. Learn more about Dr. Gurven’s work at his website: https://gurven.anth.ucsb.edu/ Email him at: gurven@anth.ucsb.edu and follow him on Twitter @MGurven You can learn more about the Tsimane Health and Life History Project here: http://tsimane.anth.ucsb.edu/ Read the Tsimane team’s paper on responding to COVID-19 within indigenous populations here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31104-1/fulltext The paper “WEIRD bodies: mismatch, medicine and missing diversity” can be found here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090513820300465 Contact the Sausage of Science and Human Biology Association: Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/humanbiologyassociation Website:humbio.org/, Twitter: @HumBioAssoc Cara Ocobock, Website: sites.nd.edu/cara-ocobock/, Email:cocobock@nd.edu, Twitter:@CaraOcobock Chris Lynn, HBA Public Relations Committee Chair, Website:cdlynn.people.ua.edu/, Email:cdlynn@ua.edu, Twitter:@Chris_Ly Caroline Owens, Email: cowens8@emory.edu, Twitter: @careowens Theresa Gildner, Email: Theresa.E.Gildner@dartmouth.edu, Twitter: @TEGildner

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