College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Randy David

Ph.D Candidate, Anthropology
Adviser: Dr. Crawford
Primary office:
Fraser Hall 612


Summary

B.S.: Biological Anthropology - Binghamton University - 2009

M.A.: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology - Binghamton University - 2011

Advisor: Dr. David Andrew Merriwether

Thesis: Tracing the Origins of Choanal Atresia Through the Mammalian Genome

Graduate Certificate: Evolutionary Studies - Binghamton University - 2011 

Ph.D.: Biological Anthropology (Population Genetic Epidemiology),  July 2018 (Anticipated graduation)

Dissertation: "Genetic Stratification and Haplotype Diversity in Urban Peruvian Amazonia"

Research Interests

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Population genetics
  • Anthropological Genetics
  • Functional Genomics
  • Epigenetics
  • Biostatistics
  • Complex Disease
  • Tropical Disease
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Peopling/Migration Events
  • Ethnography

Selected Publications

Chittoor, G., Arya, R., Farook, V.S., David, R.E., et al. 2013. Epidemiologic Investigation of Tuberculosis in a Mexican Population from Chihuahua State, Mexico: A Pilot Study. Tuberculosis. Texas Tuberculosis Research Symposium Supplement.

David, R.E., and Dean, B. 2017. Yurimaguas and the Huallaga River Valley: A Biocultural Approach to Migration and Urbanization in Peruvian Amazonia. Book Chapter. Forthcoming.

Munoz Moreno, L., and David, R.E. 2017. Does Zika Virus and Chikungunya Fever Play a Role in the Molecular Epidemiology of Dengue Fever in North America? Research Article. Forthcoming.

Selected Presentations

David, R.E. The Origins and Evolution of Urban Amazonia: A Molecular Anthropology Perspective. American Association of Physical Anthropologists 87th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. Accepted.

David, R.E., and Dean, B. October 2017. Yurimaguas and the Lower Huallaga River Valley: a Biocultural Approach to Disruptive Patterns of Migration and Urbanization in Peruvian Amazonia (An Ideal Location for a Migration-Based, Biocultural Approach to Obesity). 2nd  International Human Migration Conference (Key Speakers): What can Genomic and Cultural Diversity tell us about Migration?, Mexico City, Mexico.

Crawford, M.H., Alden, S.D. David. R.E., Beaty, K.G. April 2017. Genetic Structure of Populations of the Aleutian Archipelago Based on 750,000 SNP’s. American Association of Physical Anthropologists 86th Annual Meeting (Keynote Address), New Orleans, LA.

David, R.E. April 2017. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Contraction Correlates in Two Peruvian Amazon Populations. Bohan Lecture and Research Symposium, Kansas City, KS.

David, R.E. April 2016. The Environment, Transmission, and Sequelae of Chikungunya Fever Infection in the City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Merienda Lecture Series (Invited Speaker), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Chittoor, G., and David, R.E. April 2013. Epidemiologic Investigation of Tuberculosis in a Mexican Population from Chihuahua State, Mexico: A Pilot Study. 3rd Annual Texas Tuberculosis Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Selected Grants

Academic Achievement Scholarship, Binghamton University, 2006 ($2,000)

 Undergraduate Research Award, Binghamton University, 2009

 National Science Foundation Conference/Workshop Travel Award (Kuril-Aleut Workshop at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA), 2012 ($2,000)

 Carol Clark Grant, University of Kansas, 2012

 Carol Clark Grant, University of Kansas, 2013

 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Tinker Foundation Inc., 2014 ($2,124)

 American Association of Physical Anthropology Pollitzer Award, 2017

 Graduate Studies Summer Fellowship, University of Kansas, 2017 ($5,000)

 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics Registration Award, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017 ($1,350)

 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics Travel Award, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017

 International Conference Travel Award, Anthropology Department, University of Kansas, 2017

 Dean’s Office Research Excellence Fund Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fund Award, University of Kansas, 2017 ($1,000)

 Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund Award, University of Kansas, 2017

 The University of Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research, Center for Migration Research, Graduate Student Grant Program, 2017

 The University of Kansas Institute for Policy and Social Research, Center for Migration Research, Seed Grant Program (Co-PI with Bartholomew Dean, Ph.D.), 2017 ($5,000)


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