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Amanda Veile

Contact Information
Email: aveile@purdue.edu
Office: Stone 219D Map
Phone: (765) 494-2376
Fax: (765) 496-7411
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor of Anthropology

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PhD University of New Mexico Evolutionary Anthropology 2011

Research Interests

Evolution of the human life course, behavioral ecology, birth and breastfeeding patterns, infant and child development, human nutrition and epidemiology, indigenous health, Mexico and South America

Teaching Interests

Evolution of the Human Life Course, Biocultural Dimensions of Child Development, Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives on Pregnancy, Birth and Babies, Human Biology, Human Evolutionary Demography


2021 - Purdue Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
2019 - Purdue University Global Synergy Grant
2018 - Purdue University Kinley Fellowship
2018 - Purdue University Laboratory/University Core Facility Research Equipment

Selected Publications

Veile, A, Azcorra, H, Christopher, L, Varela-Silva, I, Dickinson, F, Kramer, K. (2022) Differences In Nutritional Status Between Rural And Urban Yucatec Maya Children: The Importance Of Early Life Conditions. (Published Early View, 3/8/22, American Journal Of Biological Anthropology).

Miller, V, VanWormer L, Veile, A., (2020) Assessment Of Attention In Biological Mothers Using The Attention Network Test Revised. Current Psychology. Https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-020-00826-w

Rosenberg, K, Veile, A. (2019) The Evolutionary And Biocultural Causes And Consequences Of Rising Cesarean Birth Rates. American Journal Of Human Biology 31:e23230.

Veile, A, Faria, A, Tuller, S, Rivera, S, Kramer, K. (2019) Birth Mode, Breastfeeding And Childhood Infectious Morbidity In The Yucatec Maya. American Journal Of Human Biology 31:e23218.

Veile, A, Valeggia, C, Kramer, K. (2019) Cesarean Birth And The Growth Of Yucatec Maya And Toba/Qom Infants And Young Children. American Journal Of Human Biology 31:e23228.

Martin, M, Veile, A, Valeggia, C. (2019) Birth Mode And Infectious Morbidity Risks In Indigenous Qom Children Of Argentina. American Journal Of Human Biology 31:e23200.

Veile, A, Miller, V. (2018) Breastfeeding In Ancestral Environments. Encyclopedia Of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. And Weekes-Shackelford, V (editors).

Veile, A. (2018) An Overview Of Hunter-Gatherer Diets And Human Behavioral Evolution. Physiology & Behavior 193 Pp190-195.

Kramer, K, Veile, A. (2018) Infant Allocare In Traditional Societies. Physiology & Behavior 193a Pp. 117-126.

Veile, A, Kramer, K. (2018) Childhood Body Mass Is Positively Associated With Cesarean Birth In Yucatec Maya Subsistence Farmers American Journal Of Human Biology, 29:e22920.

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