Erik Ringen

Cohort 2017

Education

  • BA, Anthropology, Washington State University

Research

I am interested in comparative, quantitative approaches to understanding human behavior and health from an evolutionary perspective. My primary focus is ingestive behavior - an adaptive problem that intersects the domains of physiology, learning, and socio-ecology. I also have a general interest in the natural history of human interactions with plant secondary compounds, which are used across the diverse (and often times overlapping) contexts of food, medicine, and ostensibly recreational drug use.