Bettina Shell-Duncan

Summary

Affiliation: University of Washington
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Child nutrition in the transition from nomadic pastoralism to settled lifestyles: individual, household, and community-level factors
    B Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 3100, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 113:183-200. 2000
  2. ncbi The medicalization of female "circumcision": harm reduction or promotion of a dangerous practice?
    B Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Sealtle 98195 3100, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:1013-28. 2001
  3. doi Dynamics of change in the practice of female genital cutting in Senegambia: testing predictions of social convention theory
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Box 353100, Seattle, WA 98195 3100, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:1275-83. 2011
  4. ncbi Use of combined measures from capillary blood to assess iron deficiency in rural Kenyan children
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Nutr 134:384-7. 2004
  5. ncbi The maternal depletion transition in northern Kenya: the effects of settlement, development and disparity
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:2485-98. 2004
  6. ncbi Cultural and environmental barriers to adequate iron intake among northern Kenyan schoolchildren
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 3100, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:39-48. 2005
  7. ncbi Are there "stages of change" in the practice of female genital cutting?: Qualitative research findings from Senegal and The Gambia
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Box 353100 Seattle, WA 98195 3100, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 10:57-71. 2006
  8. doi Predictors of delayed-type hypersensitivity to Candida albicans and anti-Epstein-Barr virus antibody among children in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    Katherine Wander
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 151:183-90. 2013
  9. doi Vitamin A dynamics in breastmilk and liver stores: a life history perspective
    Masako Fujita
    Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:664-73. 2011
  10. doi Feasibility of using retinol-binding protein from capillary blood specimens to estimate serum retinol concentrations and the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in low-resource settings
    Jonathan L Gorstein
    University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:513-20. 2008

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi Child nutrition in the transition from nomadic pastoralism to settled lifestyles: individual, household, and community-level factors
    B Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 3100, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 113:183-200. 2000
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  2. ncbi The medicalization of female "circumcision": harm reduction or promotion of a dangerous practice?
    B Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Sealtle 98195 3100, USA
    Soc Sci Med 52:1013-28. 2001
    ....
  3. doi Dynamics of change in the practice of female genital cutting in Senegambia: testing predictions of social convention theory
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, Box 353100, Seattle, WA 98195 3100, United States
    Soc Sci Med 73:1275-83. 2011
    ..Our findings support Mackie's assertion that expectations regarding FGC are interdependent; change must therefore be coordinated among interconnected members of social networks...
  4. ncbi Use of combined measures from capillary blood to assess iron deficiency in rural Kenyan children
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    J Nutr 134:384-7. 2004
    ..Furthermore, this study is the first field application of TfR blood-spot methods, and it demonstrates their feasibility in remote field settings...
  5. ncbi The maternal depletion transition in northern Kenya: the effects of settlement, development and disparity
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:2485-98. 2004
    ..The findings highlight the importance of examining variation within and between communities for understanding the complex nature of the maternal depletion transition...
  6. ncbi Cultural and environmental barriers to adequate iron intake among northern Kenyan schoolchildren
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195 3100, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 26:39-48. 2005
    ..A modification of culturally acceptable "soft foods" to include iron-rich foods may provide a sustainable approach to controlling and preventing iron deficiency in this population...
  7. ncbi Are there "stages of change" in the practice of female genital cutting?: Qualitative research findings from Senegal and The Gambia
    Bettina Shell-Duncan
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Box 353100 Seattle, WA 98195 3100, USA
    Afr J Reprod Health 10:57-71. 2006
    ..How this construct can be employed in quantitative population research requires further investigation...
  8. doi Predictors of delayed-type hypersensitivity to Candida albicans and anti-Epstein-Barr virus antibody among children in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    Katherine Wander
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 151:183-90. 2013
    ..Among our sample, CMI increased with age and adequate nutrition and was compromised during acute ID. The suggestive CMI-compromising effect of increasing height-for-age may bear further exploration...
  9. doi Vitamin A dynamics in breastmilk and liver stores: a life history perspective
    Masako Fujita
    Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:664-73. 2011
    ..The reason for this decline has been assumed to be a sign of concurrently depleting maternal hepatic stores. This study investigates this assumption to clarify why the decline occurs, drawing on life history theory...
  10. doi Feasibility of using retinol-binding protein from capillary blood specimens to estimate serum retinol concentrations and the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in low-resource settings
    Jonathan L Gorstein
    University of Washington, School of Public Health, Department of Health Services, Seattle, WA 98195 7660, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:513-20. 2008
    ..This is a critical observation as it provides empirical evidence that RBP from capillary blood is a surrogate measure of serum retinol concentrations...
  11. pmc Expanding the hygiene hypothesis: early exposure to infectious agents predicts delayed-type hypersensitivity to Candida among children in Kilimanjaro
    Katherine Wander
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e37406. 2012
    ..Early infections may also affect later immune responses to pathogen antigen...
  12. doi Assessment of the relative dose-response test based on serum retinol-binding protein instead of serum retinol in determining low hepatic vitamin A stores
    Masako Fujita
    Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:217-24. 2009
    ....
  13. doi Women's autonomy and its relationship to children's nutrition among the Rendille of northern Kenya
    Emily K Brunson
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 3100, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:55-64. 2009
    ..In addition to exploring the applied aspects of our findings, we also suggest how considering the concept of women's autonomy may add to the existing literature on parental investment...
  14. doi Evaluation of iron deficiency as a nutritional adaptation to infectious disease: an evolutionary medicine perspective
    Katherine Wander
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:172-9. 2009
    ..11). Controlling for age and TSF, the OR for infection associated with an unequivocally iron replete state (compared to all others) was 2.9 (P = 0.01). We conclude that iron deficiency may protect against acute infection in children...
  15. ncbi Whole blood collected on filter paper provides a minimally invasive method for assessing human transferrin receptor level
    Thomas W McDade
    Laboratory for Human Biology Research, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    J Nutr 132:3760-3. 2002
    ..The advantages and disadvantages of the blood spot TfR method are discussed, as well as its potential contribution to future field-based studies of iron deficiency...
  16. pmc "Pesticides protect the fruit, but not the people": using community-based ethnography to understand farmworker pesticide-exposure risks
    Shedra Amy Snipes
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S616-21. 2009
    ..We used community-based ethnography and public health risk assessment to assess beliefs about pesticide exposure risks among farmworkers in the Lower Yakima Valley of Washington State...
  17. ncbi Retinol-binding protein stability in dried blood spots
    Masako Fujita
    Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 3100, USA
    Clin Chem 53:1972-5. 2007
    ..A recently developed enzyme immunoassay for RBP uses serum or whole blood stored as dried blood spots (DBS). However, the stability of RBP in DBS has not been examined...
  18. ncbi Less money less food: voices from women in urban poor families in Thailand
    Noppawan Piaseu
    Ramathibodi School of Nursing, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Health Care Women Int 25:604-19. 2004
    ..Policy changes to address access to social and health services and development of additional welfare programs must be made to achieve food security...