Christopher W Kuzawa

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Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint C-reactive protein by pregnancy and lactational status among Filipino young adult women
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 Cells 2 Society, The Center for Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 25:131-4. 2013
  2. pmc Intergenerational predictors of birth weight in the Philippines: correlations with mother's and father's birth weight and test of maternal constraint
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40905. 2012
  3. pmc Inflammatory profiles in the non-pregnant state predict offspring birth weight at Cebu: evidence for inter-generational effects of low grade inflammation
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 39:267-74. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Timescales of human adaptation: the role of epigenetic processes
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Epigenomics 3:221-34. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Fetal origins of developmental plasticity: are fetal cues reliable predictors of future nutritional environments?
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:5-21. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Developmental origins of life history: growth, productivity, and reproduction
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 19:654-61. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Epigenetics and the embodiment of race: developmental origins of US racial disparities in cardiovascular health
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:2-15. 2009
  8. pmc Fatherhood, pairbonding and testosterone in the Philippines
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 56:429-35. 2009
  9. pmc Mothers have lower testosterone than non-mothers: evidence from the Philippines
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 57:441-7. 2010
  10. pmc Rapid weight gain after birth predicts life history and reproductive strategy in Filipino males
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society, Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16800-5. 2010

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint C-reactive protein by pregnancy and lactational status among Filipino young adult women
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208 Cells 2 Society, The Center for Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 25:131-4. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Intergenerational predictors of birth weight in the Philippines: correlations with mother's and father's birth weight and test of maternal constraint
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e40905. 2012
    ..Here we evaluate mother-offspring and father-offspring birth weight (BW) associations and evaluate whether maternal stunting constrains genetic contributions to offspring birth size...
  3. pmc Inflammatory profiles in the non-pregnant state predict offspring birth weight at Cebu: evidence for inter-generational effects of low grade inflammation
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 39:267-74. 2012
    ..Although maternal infection and inflammation during pregnancy can adversely affect offspring birth weight (BW), whether low grade inflammation in the non-pregnant state predicts BW is unknown...
  4. doi request reprint Timescales of human adaptation: the role of epigenetic processes
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Epigenomics 3:221-34. 2011
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Fetal origins of developmental plasticity: are fetal cues reliable predictors of future nutritional environments?
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:5-21. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Developmental origins of life history: growth, productivity, and reproduction
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 19:654-61. 2007
    ..Resetting of metabolic production in response to maternal nutritional cues may serve a broader goal of integrating nutritional information within the matriline, thus providing a more reliable basis for adjusting long-term strategy...
  7. doi request reprint Epigenetics and the embodiment of race: developmental origins of US racial disparities in cardiovascular health
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:2-15. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Fatherhood, pairbonding and testosterone in the Philippines
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Northwestern University, Department of Anthropology, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 56:429-35. 2009
    ....
  9. pmc Mothers have lower testosterone than non-mothers: evidence from the Philippines
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 57:441-7. 2010
    ....
  10. pmc Rapid weight gain after birth predicts life history and reproductive strategy in Filipino males
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology and Cells to Society, Center on Social Disparities and Health at the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:16800-5. 2010
    ..These findings provide evidence for early life developmental plasticity in male life history and reproductive strategy in humans...
  11. ncbi request reprint Leptin in a lean population of Filipino adolescents
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 132:642-9. 2007
    ..These findings add to the small but growing list of studies documenting differences in leptin biology among chronically lean populations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Lipid profiles in adolescent Filipinos: relation to birth weight and maternal energy status during pregnancy
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:960-6. 2003
    ..The finding that persons with low birth weight have a higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than do persons with higher birth weight remains poorly understood...
  13. ncbi request reprint Introduction. Fetal origins of developmental plasticity
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:1-4. 2005
  14. ncbi request reprint A supply-demand model of fetal energy sufficiency predicts lipid profiles in male but not female Filipino adolescents
    C W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 58:438-48. 2004
    ..To test the hypothesis that the balance between fetal nutritional demand and maternal nutritional supply during pregnancy will predict lipid profiles in offspring measured in adolescence...
  15. ncbi request reprint Atherogenic lipid profiles in Filipino adolescents with low body mass index and low dietary fat intake
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 15:688-96. 2003
    ..However, the low fat intake and near-absence of obesity raise questions about the causes of the high apparent risk for future CVD in this young population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Modeling fetal adaptation to nutrient restriction: testing the fetal origins hypothesis with a supply-demand model
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Nutr 134:194-200. 2004
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  17. pmc Birth weight, postnatal weight gain, and adult body composition in five low and middle income countries
    Christopher W Kuzawa
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 24:5-13. 2012
    ..To evaluate the associations between birth weight (BW), infancy, and childhood weight gain and adult body composition...
  18. doi request reprint Maternal cortisol disproportionately impacts fetal growth in male offspring: evidence from the Philippines
    Zaneta M Thayer
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 24:1-4. 2012
    ..To test this possibility, we evaluated whether BW predicts hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function in the nonpregnant state in a cohort of young Filipino women, and whether differences in HPA function predict offspring BW...
  19. doi request reprint Predictors of breast milk macronutrient composition in Filipino mothers
    Elizabeth A Quinn
    Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 24:533-40. 2012
    ..Here, we report variation in milk macronutrient composition in a well-characterized cohort of young Filipino mothers and test underlying maternal predictors of this variation...
  20. pmc Early origins of inflammation: microbial exposures in infancy predict lower levels of C-reactive protein in adulthood
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1129-37. 2010
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  21. doi request reprint Cortisol and testosterone in Filipino young adult men: evidence for co-regulation of both hormones by fatherhood and relationship status
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:609-20. 2011
    ..We also test whether co-elevationor co-downregulation of CORT and T are present in men who are mating-oriented (non-pairbonded, non-fathers) and parenting-oriented (pairbonded and/or fathers), respectively...
  22. pmc Does cosleeping contribute to lower testosterone levels in fathers? Evidence from the Philippines
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e41559. 2012
    ..Our findings specifically suggest that close sleep proximity between fathers and their offspring results in greater longitudinal decreases in T as men transition to fatherhood and lower PM T overall compared to solitary sleeping fathers...
  23. doi request reprint Comparative insights into the regulation of inflammation: levels and predictors of interleukin 6 and interleukin 10 in young adults in the Philippines
    Thomas W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 146:373-84. 2011
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  24. doi request reprint Prolactin, fatherhood, and reproductive behavior in human males
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 148:362-70. 2012
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  25. doi request reprint Developmental changes in the relationship between leptin and adiposity among Tsimané children and adolescents
    Katherine C B Sharrock
    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 20:392-8. 2008
    ..These findings suggest a more important role of leptin as a signal of energy stores among females as they approach reproductive maturity, while raising questions about the function of this hormone in lean males...
  26. doi request reprint Short-term changes in fathers' hormones during father-child play: impacts of paternal attitudes and experience
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Horm Behav 60:599-606. 2011
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  27. pmc Longitudinal evidence that fatherhood decreases testosterone in human males
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, and Cells to Society, Center on Social Disparities and Health, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:16194-9. 2011
    ..They also highlight one likely explanation for previously observed health disparities between partnered fathers and single men...
  28. doi request reprint Testosterone, physical activity, and somatic outcomes among Filipino males
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 142:590-9. 2010
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  29. doi request reprint Age at menarche and parity are independently associated with Anti-Müllerian hormone, a marker of ovarian reserve, in Filipino young adult women
    Jared M Bragg
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 24:739-45. 2012
    ..We describe AMH in a cohort of Filipino young adult women, and evaluate whether ovarian reserve in early adulthood relates to measures of life history scheduling (menarcheal age) and reproductive effort (parity)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Growth patterns of the heart and kidney suggest inter-organ collaboration in facultative fetal growth
    Michelle Lampl
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, 1557 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 17:178-94. 2005
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  31. pmc Delayed paternal age of reproduction in humans is associated with longer telomeres across two generations of descendants
    Dan T A Eisenberg
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10251-6. 2012
    ..This finding suggests a mechanism by which humans could extend late-life function as average age at reproduction is delayed within a lineage...
  32. doi request reprint Substantial variation in qPCR measured mean blood telomere lengths in young men from eleven European countries
    Dan T A Eisenberg
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:228-31. 2011
    ..Although few, prior studies have documented ethnic/population differences in human telomere lengths. The nature and cause(s) of these population differences remain poorly understood...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prenatal and early postnatal environments are significant predictors of total immunoglobulin E concentration in Filipino adolescents
    T W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 1310, USA
    Clin Exp Allergy 34:44-50. 2004
    ..Few studies have been able to evaluate these associations simultaneously, or to investigate prospectively the long-term effects of early environments while adequately controlling for potentially confounding variables...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prenatal undernutrition and postnatal growth are associated with adolescent thymic function
    T W McDade
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 1310, USA
    J Nutr 131:1225-31. 2001
    ..These findings provide support for the importance of fetal and early infant programming of thymic function, and suggest that early environments may have long-term implications for immunocompetence and adult disease risk...
  35. doi request reprint Progesterone and estrogen responsiveness to father-toddler interaction
    Lee T Gettler
    Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 25:491-8. 2013
    ..We also predicted that P4 exposure during the study period would relate positively to post-interaction paternal mood...
  36. doi request reprint Worldwide allele frequencies of the human apolipoprotein E gene: climate, local adaptations, and evolutionary history
    Dan T A Eisenberg
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 143:100-11. 2010
    ..Our results lend mixed support for a link between past temperature and human APOE allele distribution and point to the need to develop better models of past climate in future analyses...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prenatal smoke exposure alters growth in limb proportions and head shape in the midgestation human fetus
    Michelle Lampl
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 15:533-46. 2003
    ..It is possible that dolichocephaly is a previously unappreciated marker of fetal hypoxia. Reduced tibial growth may be a good marker for shortfall and a useful proxy for the adequacy of circulating resources more generally...
  38. ncbi request reprint Biological memories of past environments: epigenetic pathways to health disparities
    Zaneta M Thayer
    Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Epigenetics 6:798-803. 2011
    ..We suggest that future research in environmental epigenetics focus on establishing the reversibility of stress-induced epigenetic modifications, and also on identifying positive epigenetic effects of environmental enrichment...
  39. ncbi request reprint Metabolic correlates of hominid brain evolution
    William R Leonard
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, 1810 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 136:5-15. 2003
    ..Paleontological evidence indicates that the rapid brain evolution observed with the emergence of Homo erectus at approximately 1.8 million years ago was likely associated with important changes in diet and body composition...
  40. ncbi request reprint Infants thinner at birth exhibit smaller kidneys for their size in late gestation in a sample of fetuses with appropriate growth
    Michelle Lampl
    Department of Anthropology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 14:398-406. 2002
    ..The observation that fetuses relatively thin at birth have relatively smaller kidneys for their size in late gestation suggests that the influence of maternal weight on birth outcome may act through organ growth...
  41. doi request reprint Self-reported illness and birth weight in the Philippines: implications for hypotheses of adaptive fetal plasticity
    Dominique Heinke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 20:538-44. 2008
    ..These findings using crosssectional, self-reported illness symptoms highlight a nonnutritional maternal influence on fetal nutrition, which could attenuate its value as a cue of postnatal ecology...
  42. ncbi request reprint Shopping for explanations
    Elizabeth M Brumfiel
    Science 318:745. 2007