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Department of Anthropology

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phone: 343-5373
011 Garland Hall


Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Florida

Amy Non

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Non is a genetic anthropologist with an interest in the genetic and sociocultural contributors to racial and social inequalities in health. Her current research focus is to understand how social experiences can become biologically embedded to affect health throughout the life course. She is currently investigating epigenetic mechanisms, or modifications to the genome, that can link early life adverse environmental exposures with altered gene expression. In a current project, she is exploring levels of methylation in a number of stress-response genes in children raised in orphanages relative to those raised in foster care settings in Bucharest, Romania. In past research, she has also explored the role of African genetic ancestry and sociocultural measures of race and socioeconomic status in explaining racial inequalities in blood pressure, both in Puerto Rico and in the US.

More information about her other research projects, publications, and teaching, can be found at her website: