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Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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Ph.D., University of South Carolina

M.A., University of South Carolina

B.A., Wake Forest University


ANTH 196: Biological Anthropology

ANTH 395: Forensic Anthropology

ANTH 395: Plagues and Pandemics


paleoepidemiology, paleopathology, social determinants of health in the past, intersectionality, developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD), famine


Yaussy, SL. 2024. Using craniofacial fluctuating asymmetry to examine the effects of sex, socioeconomic status, and early life experiences on adult age at death in industrial England. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 184(1): e24907. 

Yaussy, SL. 2024. Paleoepidemiology. In Aldenderfer M (Ed.). Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford University Press. 

Yaussy SL, DeWitte SN, Hughes-Morey G. 2023. Survivorship and the second epidemiological transition in Industrial-era London. American Journal of Biological Anthropology 181(4): 646-652. ​

Yaussy SL. 2022. Intersectionality and the interpretation of past pandemics. Bioarchaeology International 6(1-2): 58-76.

Yaussy SL. 2022. Epidemiology and Mathematical Modeling. In Grauer, A (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Paleopathology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Pp. 64-81. ​

DeWitte SN, Yaussy SL. 2020. Sex differences in adult famine mortality in medieval London. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 171(1): 164-169. ​

DeWitte SN, Yaussy SL. 2020. Bioarchaeological applications of intersectionality. In Cheverko C, Prince-Buitenhuys J, and Hubbe M (Eds.) Theoretical Approaches in Bioarchaeology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Pp. 45-58. 

Yaussy SL. 2019. The intersections of industrialization: Variation in skeletal indicators of frailty by age, sex, and socioeconomic status in 18th- and 19th-century England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 170(1): 116-130. 

Yaussy SL, DeWitte SN. 2019. Calculus and survivorship in medieval London: The association between dental disease and a demographic measure of general health. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 168(3): 552-565. 

Yaussy SL, DeWitte SN. 2018. Patterns of frailty in non-adults from medieval London. International Journal of Paleopathology 22: 1-7. 

DeWitte SN, Yaussy SL. 2017. Femur length and famine mortality in medieval London. Bioarchaeology International 1(3-4): 171-182. 

Yaussy SL, DeWitte SN, Redfern R. 2016. Frailty and famine: patterns of mortality and physiological stress among victims of famine in medieval London. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 160(2): 272-283. 

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