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Lorena  Madrigal

Lorena Madrigal

Lorena Madrigal
Professor

Contact

Office: SOC 143
Phone: 813/974-2138
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Education

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Kansas
M.A., Anthropology, University of Cincinnati
B.S., Anthropology, University of Utah

Professional Experience

President of the AAPA. 2011-2013.

Teaching

Biological Anthropology, Human Variation, Human  Evolution, Human Biology of Caribbean Groups, Seminar in Physical Anthropology, Anthropological Genetics, Quantitative Methods, Advanced Quantitative Methods

Research

Biological anthropology, human demography, population genetics, human biology; Costa Rica

Graduate Students

Juan Arroyo, Nicole Falk Smith, Lauren Gottfredson, Anna Rivara

Specialty Area

Dr. Madrigal is interested in human microevolution, and has used demographic and population genetics approaches towards understanding it. Most of her work has taken place in Costa Rica. In collaboration with her colleagues from the Universidad de Costa Rica, Dr. Madrigal has collected data on living subjects and traced their maternal genealogies, in many cases for several centuries. With this data set, Madrigal and colleagues have presented a strong challenge to the grandmother hypothesis, which seeks to explain the evolution of post-menopausal longevity in humans. Madrigal et al. have also done work with populations of African and East Indian descent in Costa Rica. The broad interest of this project has been to trace the evolution of these communities, whether by gene flow, genetic drift, etc. In addition, Madrigal and collaborators are studying the cardiovascular health of these two communities, within the context of the economic development of their region.

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Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
81242ANT 2511002Biological Anthropology
3TR
8:00am-9:15am

PED 104
94022IDS 4914111Adv Undergrad Research Exp
0-4


TBA 100
86503ANG 6511002Anthropological Genetics
3T
1:00pm-4:00pm

SOC 30
90955ANG 6971011Thesis: Master's
2-19


TBA 100
91260ANG 7905011Directed Individual Study
1-15


TBA 100
85633ANG 7910011Directed Research
1-15


TBA 100
86840ANG 7980011Dissertation: Doctoral
2-15


TBA 100

Recent Journal Articles

Madrigal L., Loredana Castrì (Posthumously) , Mauricio Melendez-Obando, Ramon Villegas-Palma, Ramiro Barrantes, Henrieta Raventos, Reynaldo Pereira, Donata Luiselli, Davide Pettener, Guido Barbujani. 2012. High mitochondrial mutation rates estimated from deep-rooting Costa Rican pedigrees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.  148 (3): 327–333. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22052

Lorena Madrigal, Jeffrey Brady, Michelle Raxter, Ernesto Ruiz, Flory Otarola and Mwenza Blell. 2011. Obesity, hypertension and migration: A meta analysis of populations of the South Asian diaspora. Human Biology. Volume 83(1): 71-86.

Castri, L; Madrigal, L; Melendez-Obando, M, et al. 2011. Mitochondrial Polymorphisms Associated with Differential Longevity Do Not Impact Lifetime-Reproductive Success . American Journal of Physical Anthropology;23(2):225-227.

Lorena Madrigal, Jeffrey Brady, Michelle Raxter, Ernesto Ruiz, Flory Otarola and Mwenza Blell. 2011. Obesity, hypertension and migration: A meta analysis of populations of the South Asian diaspora. Human Biology. Volume 83(1): 71-86.

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Loredana Castri, Mauricio Melendez-Obando, Ramon Villegas-Palma, Ramiro Barrantes, Jetty Raventos, Reynaldo Pereira, Donata Luiselli, Davide Pettener , Lorena Madrigal. 2009. Mitochondrial polymorphisms are associated both with increased and decreased longevity. Human Heredity. 67 (3): 147-153. download PDF

Madrigal, L. and Melendez-Obando, M. Grandmothers' longevity negatively affects daughters' fertility. 2008. In press, American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 136:233-229 download PDF

Madrigal L and Kelly W. 2007a. Human skin color sexual dimorphism: A test of the sexual selection hypothesis. Reply. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 133 (1): 780-781 MAY 2007 download PDF

Loredana Castrì , Flory Otárola, Mwenza Blell, Ramiro Barrantes, Donata Luiselli, Davide Pettener, Ernesto Ruiz and Lorena Madrigal. 2007b. Indentured migration and differential gender gene flow: the origin and evolution of the East-Indian community of Limón, Costa Rica. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 109 (2): 330-337 JUN 2007download PDF

Madrigal L, Ware B, Hagen E, Blell M , and Otárola F. June, 2007c. The East-Indian diaspora in Costa Rica: Inbreeding avoidance, marriage patterns and cultural survival. American Anthropologist. 109 (2): 330-337.download PDF

Madrigal L and Kelly W. 2007d. Human skin color sexual dimorphism: A test of the sexual selection hypothesis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 132:470-482.download PDF

Madrigal L and T. Koertvelyessy. 2003a. Epidemic cycles in agricultural populations: A cross-cultural study. Human Biology. 75(3):345-354.download PDF

Madrigal L, B. Ware and M. Melendez. 2003b. Widow and widower remarriage in a rural 19th Century Costa Rican population: a cross-cultural discussion. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 122(4):355-360.download PDF

Madrigal L, J. Relethford, and Michael H. Crawford. 2003c. Heritability and anthropometric influences on human fertility: A path analysis. American Journal of Human Biology. 15:16-22.download PDF

Madrigal L, B. Ware, R. Miller, G. Saenz­, M. Chavez and D. Dykes. 2001a. Ethnicity, gene flow and population subdivision in Limón, Costa Rica. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 114:99-108download PDF

Madrigal L, G. Saenz, M. Chavez, and D. Dykes. 2001b. The frequency of twinning in two Costa Rican ethnic groups: An update. American Journal of Human Biology. 13:220-226.download PDF

Books

Madrigal L. Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean populations. 2006. Cambridge University Press. 

Madrigal, L. Statistics for anthropology. Second edition. Cambridge University Press. Expected publication date: 2011.

Madrigal L. 1998. Statistics for anthropology. Cambridge University Press. 

Book Chapters

Madrigal L and J. Willoughby. 2010. Ongoing Evolution in Humans. In: A Companion to Biological Anthropology. Clark Spencer Larsen (Editor). Wiley-Blackwell: 222-242.
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405189002.html

Madrigal L , Mwenza Blell, Ernesto Ruiz, Flory Otarola. 2009. The Slavery Hypothesis: An Evaluation of a Genetic-Deterministic Explanation for Hypertension Prevalence Rate (HPR) Inequalities. In: Health, Risk, And Adversity: A Contextual View From Biological Anthropology. Edited by A. Fuentes and C. Panter-Brick. Berghahn Books. London: 236-255.
www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=Panter-BrickHealth

Madrigal L and Barbujani G. 2007. Partitioning of genetic variation in human populations and the concept of race. In: Anthropological Genetics: Theory, Methods And Applications. Edited by M.H. Crawford. Cambridge University Press: 17-37. ht
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521546973

Madrigal L. 2003. The use of archives in the study of microevolution: The case of Escazú, Costa Rica. In: Human Biologists in the archives. Edited by A. Herring and A. Swedlund. Cambridge University Press: 11-31.
http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521801041