Erik  Ringen

Erik Ringen, B.A.

Graduate Student Human Ecology Group

extern: Emory University


I am an evolutionary anthropologist who develops quantitative methods, such as Bayesian multilevel models and meta-analytic techniques, to understand cross-cultural variation in human behavior and development. My research interests include the coevolution of human subsistence and sociality, learning and transmission of food preferences during childhood, and socio-ecological influences on health and well-being.

Research interests:

  • Ingestive behavior
  • Cross-cultural and cross-species comparative methods
  • Ontogeny and social learning
  • Plant secondary compounds
  • Evolutionary medicine