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Molly K. Zuckerman

Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures

E-mail address: mkz12@msstate.edu
Website: http://www.amec.msstate.edu/faculty/bio.php?id=439


Dr. Zuckerman's professional interests comprise bioarchaeology, paleopathology, skeletal biology, evolution of infectious disease, epidemiological transitions, bioarchaeology of social identity, early modern English bioarchaeology, and gender studies.

Her research centers on the bio-social determinants of health inequalities among past populations, with a particular focus on social identity and gender, and on the evolution of infectious disease, with a focus on syphilis and the treponematoses. She is associated with ongoing bioarcheological research projects in the UK, Mongolia, and St. Croix.

Modern Environments and Human Health: Revisiting the Second Epidemiological Transition

Zuckerman, Molly K.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
2014
ISBN: 9781118504208

Written in an engaging and jargon-free style by a team of international and interdisciplinary experts, Modern Environments and Human Health demonstrates by example how methods, theoretical approaches, and data from a wide range of disciplines can be used to resolve longstanding questions about the second epidemiological transition. The first book to address the subject from a multi-regional, comparative, and interdisciplinary perspective, Modern Environments and Human Health is a valuable resource for students and academics in biological anthropology, economics, history, public health, demography, and epidemiology.




Zuckerman, Molly K., K. N. Harper, and G. J. Armelagos. "Adapt or Die: Three Case Studies in Which the Failure to Adopt Advances from Other Fields has Compromised Paleopathology" International Journal of Osteoarchaeology Online (2015): 9 pages.
Zuckerman, Molly Kathleen, Kristin Nicole Harper, Ronald Barrett, and George John Armelagos. "The Evolution of Disease: Anthropological Perspectives on Epidemiologic Transitions" Global Health Action 7 (2014): 23303.
Zuckerman, Molly K. "Recovering the ‘Body Politic’: A Relational Ethics of Meaning for Bioarchaeology" Cambridge Archaeological Journal 24.3 (2014): 1-9.
Zuckerman, Molly K., E. M. Garofalo, B. Frohlich, and D. J. Ortner. "Anemia or Scurvy: A Pilot Study on Differential Diagnosis of Porous and Hyperostotic Lesions Using Differential Cranial Vault Thickness in Subadult Humans" International Journal of Paleopathology 5 (2014): 27-33.
Harper, Kristin N., Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos. "Syphilis: Then and Now" The Scientist 28.2 (2014):
Crandall, John J. and Molly K. Zuckerman. "The Sexed and Gendered Body: Comments on the Bioarchaeology of Sex and Gender" Anthropology News 54.4 (2013):
Harper, Kristin N., Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos. "Correspondence: A Possible (But not Probable?) Case of Treponemal Disease" International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23.5 (2013): 626-627.
Armelagos, George J., Molly K. Zuckerman, and Kristin N. Harper. "Research by Documentary: The Science Behind Pre-Columbian Syphilis Finds in Europe" Evolutionary Anthropology 21.2 (2012): 50-57.
Zuckerman, Molly K., Kristin N. Harper, and George J. Armelagos. "Response to Cole and Waldron's "Letter to the Editor: Syphilis Revisited"" American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149.1 (2012): 51-53.
Zuckerman, Molly K. "The Bioarchaeology of Disease" SAA Archaeological Record 12.2 (2012): 41-44.
Turner, Bethany L., Molly K. Zuckerman, Evan M. Garofalo, Andrew Wilson, George D. Kamenov, David R. Hunt, Tsend Amgalantugs, and Bruno Frohlich. "Diet and Death in Times of War: Isotopic and Osteological Analysis of Mummified Human Remains From Southern Mongolia" Journal of Archaeological Science 39.10 (2012): 3125-3140.
Harper, Kristin N., Molly K. Zuckerman, Megan L. Harper, John D. Kingston, and George J. Armelagos. "The Origin and Antiquity of Syphilis Revisited: An Appraisal of Old World Pre-Columbian Evidence for Treponemal Infection" American Journal of Physical Anthropology: Supplement: Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 146.S53 (2011): 99-133.

Zuckerman, Molly K. and George J. Armelagos. "Chapter 16: The Hygiene Hypothesis and the Second Epidemiologic Transition." Modern Environments and Human Health: Revisiting the Second Epidemiological Transition. Molly Zuckerman. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 301-320.
Zuckerman, Molly K. "Chapter 1: Introduction: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Second Transition." Modern Environments and Human Health: Revisiting the Second Epidemiological Transition. Molly Zuckerman. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 1-15.
Harper, Kristin N., Molly K. Zuckerman, Bethany L. Turner, and George J. Armelagos. "Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution: A Context for Understanding Emerging Disease." Primates, Pathogens, and Evolution. Eds. Jessica F. Brinkworth and Kate Pechenkina. New York: Springer, 2013. 389-409.
Zuckerman, Molly K., Bethany L. Turner, and George J. Armelagos. "Evolutionary Thought in Palcopathology and the Rise of the Biocultural Approach." A Companion to Paleopathology. Anne L. Grauer. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 34-58.
Zuckerman, Molly K. and George J. Armelagos. "Chapter 2: The Origins of Biocultural Dimensions in Bioarchaeology." Social Bioarchaeology. Eds. Sabrina C. Agarwal and Bonnie A. Glencross. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 13-43.

Pena, Felicia L. and Molly K. Zuckerman. "The Pox Enters the Space Age: Assessing the Impact of Mercury Treatments for Acquired Syphilis on Health in 17th to 19th Century London Using Pxrf." "The Link Between Mortuary Analysis and Advances in Scientific Methods: Developing Cultural Context" Symposium, Society for American Archaeology, 79th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April 23-27, 2014. 2014. 192.
Zuckerman, Molly K., Nicholas Herrmann, Amber Plemons, Michael Murphy, and Derek Anderson. "Institutionalized Lives, Institutionalized Bodies: Preliminary Data from Excavations at the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum (1855-1935), Jackson, MS." "The Embodied Politics of Inequality and Pain: Case Studies From Bioarchaeology" Symposium, Society for American Archaeology, 79th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, April 23-27, 2014. 2014. 849.
Zuckerman, Molly K. "17153: Recovering the ‘Body Politic’: An Ethics of Meaning In Bioarchaeology." Blurring the Borders Between Life and Death: Theorizing Postmortem Agency in Bioarchaeology; 111th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 14-28, 2012.
Zuckerman, Molly K. and Sara A. Mathena. "[Poster] Health of the Enslaved and the Free in the Danish West Indies: Preliminary Results from a Paleopathological Analysis of 18th to 19th Century Skeletal Remains from St. Croix, U.S.V.I." Paleopathology Association Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, April 9-11, 2013.
Zuckerman, Molly K., Nicholas Herrmann, Derek T. Anderson, and Amber M. Plemons. "33987: Making Private Lives in the Past Public in the Present: Preliminary Results From Investigations At the 'Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum.'." 112th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-24, 2013.
Kamnikar, K. R., Amber M. Plemons, Nicholas P. Herrmann, Derek T. Anderson, and Molly K. Zuckerman. "Gale Family Cemetery Project." Mountain, Swamp, and Beach Forensic Conference, Starkville, MS, August 31, 2013.
Zuckerman, Molly K. and George J. Armelagos. "Overall Health and the Pathophysiology of Tertiary Syphilis." 81st Annual Meetings, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, OR, April 11-14, 2012.
Kamnikar, Kelly, Amber Plemons, Nicholas Herrmann, Derek Anderson, and Molly K. Zuckerman. "[Poster] Forensic Methods Applied in Bioarchaeological Contexts: The Gale Family Cemetery." 79th Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX, April 23-27, 2014. 379-380.
Mathena, Sara A. and Molly K. Zuckerman. "[Poster] Sex, Stigma, and Syphilis: Case Studies of the Intersection Between Ideology and Treponemal Disease." American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, April 9-14, 2013.
Mathena, Sara M., Molly K. Zuckerman, and Nicihohlas P. Harrmann. "33592: Social Identity, Health and Stigma: A Case Study On the Intersection Between Disease Ideology and Treponemal Disease in the Southeastern US." 4-0875: The Bioarchaeology of Disease Ideologies: Integrating Biocultural, Historical, and Sociocultural Variables into Ancient Health Research; 112th Annual Meeting, American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-24, 2013.
Zuckerman, Molly K. and George Armelagos. "Translating Between Biology and Society: Sex, Gender, Syphilis, and Immunology." "Women in the Past: Biocultural Signatures of Contributions to and Sacrifices for Society," 77th Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, Memphis, TN, April 17-22, 2012. 386.
Herrmann, Nicholas P., Derek T. Anderson, G. Harley, and Molly K. Zuckerman. "The Mississippi State Asylum Cemetery Project: Preliminary Description and Assessment." Mountain, Swamp, and Beach Forensic Conference, Starkville, MS, August 31, 2013.
Zuckerman, Molly K. Kristin N. Harper. "[Poster] The People Behind the Pox: Paleoepidemiological Approaches to Treponemal Disease." American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, April 9-14, 2013.
Plemons, Amber M., Nicholas P. Herrmann, Derek T. Anderson, and Molly K. Zuckerman. "[Poster] Recent Bioarchaeological Investigations in Jackson, Mississippi: Issues and Observations." Mississippi Archaeological Association, Tupelo, MS, February 15-16, 2013.
Mathena, Sara M., Nicholas P. Herrmann, and Molly K. Zuckerman. "[Poster] Preliminary Analysis: Spatial Distribution of Pathological Elements in the Morton Shell Mound." 39th Annual Meeting, Paleopathology Association (North American), Portland, OR, April 10-11, 2012.