Cynthia M. Beall is a biological anthropologist whose special interests are human growth and development, aging, human adaptability and medical ecology. She previously researched growth and development and infant morbidity/mortality in Andean populations, high altitude hypoxia and aging in Nepal and Bolivia, and physical activity and fitness and aging in Nepal.
Beall’s current research in Tibet is on high-altitude human adaptability, aging and diet.
Dr. Beall is a physical anthropologist whose research focuses on human adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia, particularly the different patterns of adaptation exhibited by Andean, Tibetan, and East African highlanders. Her current research deals with the genetics of adaptive traits and evidence for natural selection, the role of nitric oxide in oxygen delivery at high altitudes, and with the human ecology of high-altitude Tibetan nomads
Awards and Honors
2020 Detecting Past and Ongoing Selection in Tibetan Populations., UCSD School of Medicine, March 11,
2019 Symposium on Evolution, Medicine and Public Health Symposium, Dartmouth College, September 21, 2019. Evolution and the diagnosis of anemia.
2018 Sesquicentennial symposium at Wayne State University, September 13, 2018