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Daniel Hruschka

Daniel.Hruschka@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
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Mail Code: 2402

(480)965-3087

Bio

Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Office: Matthews Center 203M

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SHESC Themes: Biological, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Human Health; Human Origins, Evolution and Diversity

Field Specializations: Medical anthropology, biocultural anthropology

Regional Focus: South Asia, Central Asia


Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, 2006-2009

Ph.D., Emory University, 2006

M.P.H., Emory University, 2003

 

Research


Dan Hruschka studies culture change and the relationship between culture and behavior.  His two main research questions focus on how we stay healthy in diverse social environments and how humans cooperate.

 

   

Teaching

Hruschka teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level, including Culture and Health: Medical Anthropology and Health: Social and Biocultural Theories. Hruschka also serves as a committee member in the graduate program and as an Honors Faculty Advisor.

 

Recent Publications

Hruschka DJ.  2010.  Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Social Relationship. U niversity of California Press. 

Hruschka DJ, Brewis AA, Wutich A, Morin B (2011).  Social norms provide limited explanation for social contagion of obesity. American Journal of Public Health. 101:S295–S300.

Hruschka DJ, Brewis AA (2012). Absolute wealth and world region strongly predict overweight among women (ages 18-49) in 360 populations across 36 developing countries. Economics and Human Biology.

Hruschka DJ (2012). Do economic constraints on food choice make people fat? A critical review of two hypotheses for the poverty-obesity paradox.  American Journal of Human Biology. 24: 277-285.

Hruschka DJ, (2009). Culture as an explanation in population health. Annals of Human Biology.  36:3, 235-247.


Research Interests

Culture change and behavior, global health, maternal and child health, the co-evolution of social institutions and behavior, mathematical modeling, field methods, medical and biocultural anthropology; Bangladesh , Mongolia .

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 512 Soc Sci Applications Comm Hlth
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 404 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Summer 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 404 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 510 Health: Social BioculturalThry
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 510 Health: Social BioculturalThry
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 404 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 510 Health: Social BioculturalThry
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 510 Health: Social BioculturalThry
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Summer 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 404 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
SSH 404 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Winter 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 510 Health: Social BioculturalThry
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 510 Health: Social BioculturalThry
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation

Summer 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 404 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health
SSH 493 Honors Thesis

Winter 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 462 Medical Anthro: Culture/Health

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SSH 590 Reading and Conference

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Book chapter: Jordan FM, van Schaik C, Francois P, Gintis H, Haun D, Hruschka DJ, Janssen MA, Kitts JA, Lehmann L, Mathew S, Richerson PJ, Turchin P, Wiessner P. Cultural Evolution of the Structure of Human Groups.. Cultural Evolution. MIT Press (2013).

  2. Daniel Hruschka. Friendship: Development, Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship. University of California Press (2010).

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Presentations

  1. Hruschka DJ, Hagaman A Breast-Feeding, Inter-Birth Intervals, and Household Budgets: A Biodemographic Framework for Linking Changes in Fertility and Obesity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.. Population Association Meetings. (Apr 2013).
  2. D Hruschka Commentary. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center catalyst meeting. Human Cooperation. Durham, NC.. (Apr 2013).
  3. Ashlan Falletta-Cowden, Judy Newland, Peter Banko, Richard Toon, Dan Hruschka Choosing the Good. Exhibit on faculty research at the ASU Museum of Anthropology. (Feb 2012).
  4. Ashlan Falletta-Cowden, Judy Newland, Peter Banko, Richard Toon, Dan Hruschka Choosing the Good. Exhibit on faculty research at the ASU Museum of Anthropology. (Feb 2012).
  5. Wutich A., Hruschka D.J. Re-envisioning Culture: Challenging Legacies and Shifting Tidemarks in the Study of Human Diversity (Co-invited by Biological Anthropology Section and Scientific Anthropology Section). American Anthropology Association Meetings. (Nov 2011).
  6. Hruschka, D.J. Disentangling socially learned ideas and behavior: case studies of body ideals and vaccine beliefs.. American Anthropology Association Meetings. (Nov 2011).
  7. Hruschka, D.J. Friendship: In search of a human relationship. Speaker series at UNLV. (Apr 2011).
  8. Hruschka, D.J. Virtues in Conflict. Science of Virtues Symposium. (Mar 2011).
  9. Hruschka D.J., Wutich A., Brewis A. Dynamic Models of Cultural Diversity. workshop at Arizona State University. (Feb 2011).
  10. Daniel Hruschka, Amber Wutich, Alexandra Brewis Parsing the Complex Whole without losing it: understanding the dynamic role of culture in health and environmental research.. American Anthropology Association meetings. (Nov 2010).
  11. D. Hruschka What roles do advocacy and science play in evolutionary anthropology?. American Anthropology Association meetings. (Nov 2010).
  12. D. Hruschka Virtues in Conflict Workshop. Virtues in Conflict Workshop. (Nov 2010).
  13. D. Hruschka Friendship: The Inner Workings of a Network Tie. Invited lecture at Stanford University. (Apr 2010).
  14. D. Hruschka Virtues in Conflict: A cross-cultural study of virtue dilemmas and their resolution. Science of Virtues Symposium. (Jan 2010).
  15. DJ Hruschka The "culture" label and its influence on health-related treatment and policy. American Anthropology Association Meetings. (Dec 2009).
  16. DJ Hruschka, BA Kohrt HOW CATEGORIES AFFECT CARE: EXPANDING OPPORTUNITIES OR LIMITING CARE IN HEALTH POLICY AND CLINICAL SERVICES. American Anthropology Association Meetings. (Dec 2009).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Bruening,Meredith Margaret * , Brewis Slade,Alexandra A , Hruschka,Daniel Jacob , Ohri-Vachaspati,Punam , Schaefer,David , Todd,Michael Wayne , . The Role of Friendship Networkson BMI and Behaviors among College Freshman. HHS-NIH-OD (9/20/2013 - 8/31/2018).
  2. Hruschka,Daniel Jacob * . CAREER: Social Closeness Helping and Neglect: Examining the Roots of Favoritism in Rural Bangladesh. NSF-SBE (5/1/2012 - 4/30/2017).
  3. Hruschka,Daniel Jacob * . Virtues in Conflict: a Cross-Cultural Study of Virtue Dilemmas and their Resolution. UNIV OF CHICAGO (3/1/2010 - 2/29/2012).

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