Richard Bribiescas is Professor of Anthropology, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and former Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. He is also a Primary Investigator in the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory. His most notable research involves the evolutionary biology and endocrinology of human and comparative life histories, reproduction, aging, and metabolism. He has conducted field research among the Ache people of Paraguay as well as populations in Venezuela, Japan, Ecuador, and the United States as well as various species of non-human primates. He is presently collaborating with Professors Larry Sugiyama and Josh Snodgrass of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, as well as Professor Felicia Madimenos of the Department of Anthropology at Queen’s College CUNY on the Shuar Health and Life History Project in Ecuador.
Bribiescas received his B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology (double major) from the University of California, Los Angeles, afterwards earning an A.M. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University. Prior to his position at Yale, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is the author of two books. They include Men: Evolutionary and Life History (Harvard University Press, 2006), a comprehensive examination of the evolutionary biology of human males which was awarded the 2007 Bronze Medal in the category of science by the Independent Book Publishers Association and How Men Age: What Evolution Reveals about Male Health and Mortality (Princeton University Press, 2016). He was awarded the Medal of 600 Years Anniversary of the Restoration of the Krakow Academy by Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, for his research in human reproductive ecology in 2007 and named an elected fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2018.
Professor Bribiescas serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Human Biology and is also Associate Editor for the journal Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Google Scholar list can be found here.