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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, 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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