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Erin Burke received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Michigan and went on to work for National Geographic before returning to academia at Yale University. She received her Masters of Philosophy in Anthropology from Yale in 2013 and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Her dissertation research focuses on the physiological changes that males go through after becoming fathers, as reflected by changes in hormones levels. In order to get a more robust picture of fatherhood in humans, she is extending fatherhood research to the important demographic of male same-sex parents.
Burke, E.E., Bribiescas, R.G., in review. “Cortisol, testosterone and paternal care in gay fathers.” Physiology and Behavior.
Bribiescas, R.G. & Burke, E.E. (2017). “Health, Evolution, and Reproductive Strategies in Men: New Hypotheses and Directions.” Evolution and Health over the Life Course. Holmes DJ, Jasienska G, and Sherry D., eds. Springer. Berlin.
Strassmann, B.I., Kurapati, N.T., Hug, B.F., Burke, E.E., Gillespie, B.W. Karafet, T.M. and Hammer, M.F. (2012). “Religion as a means to assure paternity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109 (25): 9781-9785.