Selected Publications

Potoczak P. S., Strassmann B. I., Vincenz C. 2022 A new method for the sampling and preservation of placental specimens in low-resource settings for the identification of P. falciparum and analysis of nucleic acids. J Histotechnol. 45(3):116-119.

Vincenz C., Dolo Z., Saye S., Lovett J. L., Strassmann B. I. 2022. Risk factors for placental malaria, sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine doses, and birth outcomes in a rural to urban prospective cohort study on the Bandiagara Escarpment and Bamako, Mali. Malar J. 31;21(1):110.

Wu W., Lovett J. L., Shedden K., Strassmann B.I., Vincenz C. 2021. Targeted RNA-seq improves efficiency, resolution, and accuracy of allele specific expression for human term placentas. G3 (Bethesda). 11(8):jkab176. 

Vincenz, C., Lovett, J. L., Wu, W., Shedden, K., & Strassmann, B. I.  2020.  Loss of imprinting in human placentas Is widespread, coordinated, and predicts birth phenotypes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37(2):429–441.

Tucci, V., Isles, A. R., Kelsey, G., Ferguson-Smith, A. C. & the Erice Imprinting Group (Tucci, V., Bartolomei, M. S., Benvenisty, N., Bourc’his, D., Charalambous, M., Dulac, C., Feil, R., Glaser, J., Huelsmann, L., John, R. M., McNamara, G. I., Moorwood, K., Muscatelli, F., Sasaki, H., Strassmann, B. I., Vincenz, C., Wilkins, J., Isles, A. R., Kelsey, G., Ferguson-Smith, A. C.  2019.  Genomic imprinting and physiological processes in mammals. Cell 176(5):952-965.

Lovett, J. L., Chima, M. A., Wexler, J. K., Arslanian, K. J., Friedman, A. B., Yousif, C. B., Strassmann, B. I. 2017. Oral contraceptives cause evolutionarily novel increases in hormone exposure: A risk factor for breast cancer. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 207(1):97–108.

Campbell, C. & B. I. Strassmann. 2016. The blemishes of modern society: Acne prevalence in the Dogon of Mali. Evol. Med. Public Health 1:325-337.

Strassmann, B. I. & N. Kurapati. 2016. What explains patrilineal cooperation? Current Anthropology 57(13): S118-S130.

Jeffers, A. A., P. A. Beata, B. I. Strassmann. 2015. Qualitative assessment of the learning outcomes of an international service learning project in civil engineering. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering 10:38-58.

Strassmann, B.I.  2014.  Loss of estrus.  In:  Encyclopedia of Human Evolution.  Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Strassmann, B. I.  2013.  Concealed ovulation in humans:  Further evidence.  Foundations of Human Behavioral Evolution in the Works of R. D. Alexander.  Pages 139 – 151 In:  Summers, K. and Crespi, B., eds.  Oxford University Press.

Strassmann, B. I., Kurapati, N. T., Hug, B. F. Burke, E. E., Gillespie, B. W. Karafet, T. M. and Hammer, M. F.  2012.  Religion as a means to assure paternity. PNAS 109:9781-9785.

Strassmann, B. I.  2011.  Cooperation and competition in a cliff-dwelling people. PNAS 108:10894-10901.

Strassmann, B. I.  2011.  Cooperation and Competition in a cliff-dwelling people.  In the Light of Evolution:  V. Cooperation and Conflict, pp. 303-324.  Strassmann, J.E., Queller, D.C., Avise, J.C. & Ayala, F.J. (eds).  The National Academies Press, Washington DC.  449 pp.

Strassmann, B. I., & Garrard, W. M.  2011.  Alternatives to the grandmother hypothesis:  A meta-analysis of the association between grandparental survival and grandchild survival in patrilineal populations. Human Nature 22:201-222.

Abott, P. et al. (many co-authors).  2011.  Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471.E1–E4 (24 March 2011), published online.

Strassmann, B. I. and N. Kurapati.  2010.  Are humans cooperative breeders?  Most studies of natural fertility populations do not support the grandmother hypothesisCommentaryBehavioral and Brain Sciences.  33:35-39.

Cox, M. P., Mendez, F. L., Karafet, T. M., Pilkington, M. M., Kingan, S. B., Destro-Bisol, G., Strassmann, B. I., Hammer, M. F.  2008.  Testing for archaic Hominin admixture on the X chromosome:  Model likelihoods for the modern human RRM2P4 region from summaries of genealogical topology under the structured coalescentGenetics 178:  427-437.

Strassmann, B. I. and R. Mace.  2008.  Perspectives on human health and disease from evolutionary and behavioral ecology.  In:  Evolution in Health and Disease, 2nd Ed., pp. 109-121.  S. Stearns, ed.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Pilkington, M. M., Wilder, J. A., Mendez, F. L., Cox, M. P., Woerner, A., Angui, T., Kingan, S., Mobasher, Z., Batini, C., Destro-Bisol, G., Soodyall, H., Strassmann, B. I., Hammer, M. F.  2007.  Contrasting signatures of population growth for mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosomes among human populations in AfricaMol. Biol. Evol. 25(3):517-525.

Garrigan, D., Mobasher, Z., Kingan, S. B. Pilkingham, M. M., Wilder, J. A., Cox, M. P., Soodyall, H.,  Strassmann, B.I., Destro Bisol, G., de Knijff, P., Novelletto, A., Friedlaender, J., Hammer, M. F.  2007.  Inferring human population sizes, divergence times and rates of gene flow from mitochondrial, X and Y chromosome resequencing dataGenetics 177: 2195-2207.

Nepomnaschy, P. A., McConnell, D. S., Welch, K. B., Low, B.S., Strassmann, B. I., England, B. G..  Cortisol levels and very early pregnancy loss in humans.  2006.  PNAS 103:3938-3942.

Wood, T., Stover, D. A., Ehret, C., Destro-Bisol, G., Spedini, G., McLeod, H., Louie, L., Bamshad, M., Strassmann, B. I., Soodyall, H., M. F. Hammer.  2005.  Contrasting patterns of Y chromosome and mtDNA variation in Africa:  evidence for sex-biased demographic processes. European. J. Human Genetics 13:867-876.

Nepomnaschy, P., Welch, K.B., McConnell, D., Strassmann, B.I, and B. England.  2004.    Stress and female reproductive function:  daily variations in cortisol, gonadotrophins, and gonadal steroids in a rural Mayan population. Am. J. Human Biol. 16:533-543.

Plate, D., B. I. Strassmann, M. Wilson. 2004.Water sources are associated with childhood diarrhoea prevalence in rural east-central, Mali.  Tropical Medicine and International Health 9:416-425.   

Strassmann, B. I.  and B. Gillespie.  2003.  How to measure reproductive success? American Journal of Human Biology 15:1-9.

Strassmann, B. I.  2003.  Social Monogamy in a Human Society:  Marriage and Reproductive Success among the Dogon.  In:  Monogamy:  Mating Strategies and Partnerships in Birds, Mammals, and Humans, pp. 177-189.  Ulrich Reichard and C. Boesch, eds.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Eaton, S. B., Strassmann, B. I., Nesse, R. M., Neel, J. V., Ewald, P. W., Williams, G. C., Weder, A. B., Eaton, S. B. III, Lindeberg, S., Konner, M. J., Mysterud, I., Cordain, L.  2002.  Evolutionary health promotion.  Preventive Medicine 34:109-118.

Strassmann, B. I. and B. Gillespie.  2002.  Life history theory, female fertility, and reproductive success in humansProc. Royal Soc. Lond., Series B (Biological Sciences) 269:553-562.

Strassmann, B. I.  2002.  Human reproductive physiology.  In:  Encyclopedia of Evolution, pp. 1999-2001, M. Pagel (ed.).  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Strassmann, B. I.  2000.  Polygyny, family structure, and child mortality:  a prospective study among the Dogon of Mali.  In:  Adaptation and Human Behavior:  An Anthropological Perspective, pp. 49-67. L. Cronk, N. Chagnon, and W. Irons, eds.  New York:  Aldine de Gruyter.

Baird, D. D. and Strassmann, B. I.  2000.  Women’s fecundability and factors affecting it.  In Women and Health, pp. 126-137.  M. B. Goldman and M. C. Hatch, eds.  Academic Press, New York.

Strassmann, B. I.  1999.  Menstrual cycling and breast cancer:  an evolutionary perspectiveJournal of Women’s Health 8:193-202.

Strassmann, B. I.  1999.  Menstrual Synchrony:  cause for doubtHuman Reproduction     14:579-580.

Strassmann, B. I. and R. Dunbar. 1999.  Human evolution and disease:  putting the Stone Age in perspective.  In:  Evolution in Health and Disease, pp. 91-101. S. Stearns, ed.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press.

Gosden, R, R. Dunbar, D. Haig, E. Heyer, R. Mace, M. Milinski, G. Pichon, H. Richner, B. Strassmann, D. Thaler, C. Wedekind, and S. Stearns. 1999.  Evolutionary interpretations of the diversity of reproductive health and disease.  In:  Evolution in Health and Disease, S. Stearns, ed.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Strassmann, B. I.  1999.  Comment on:  Loss of Oestrus and concealed ovulation in human evolution, by B. Powlowski.  Current Anthropology 40:268.

Strassmann, B. I.  1999.  Is menstruation a defense against pathogens?  Reprinted fromEvolutionary Anthropology.Helix 1:26-27.

Strassmann, B. I. and A. Clarke.  1998.  Ecological constraints on marriage in rural Ireland.  Evolution and Human Behavior 19:33-55.

Strassmann, B. I. and J. Warner.  1998.  Predictors of fecundability and conception waits among the Dogon of Mali.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 105:167-184.

Strassmann, B. I.  1997.  Polygyny as a risk factor for child mortality among the DogonCurrent Anthropology 38:688-695.

Strassmann, B. I. 1997.  The biology of menstruation in Homo sapiens:  total lifetime menses, fecundity, and nonsynchrony in a natural fertility populationCurrent Anthropology 38:123-129.

Strassmann, B. I.  1997.  Comment on Primate consortships:  a critical review, by Joseph Manson. Current Anthropology 38:365-66.

Strassmann, B. I.  1996.  Energy economy in the evolution of menstruationEvolutionary Anthropology 5:157-164.

Strassmann, B. I. 1996.  Menstrual hut visits by Dogon women:  a hormonal test distinguishes deceit from honest signalingBehavioral Ecology 7:304-315.

Strassmann, B. I.  1996.  The evolution of endometrial cycles and menstruation.  Quarterly Review of Biology 71:181-220.

Strassmann, B. I.  1992.  The function of menstrual taboos among the Dogon:  defense against cuckoldry?  Human Nature 3:89-131.

Strassmann, B.I.  1986.  Effects of cattle grazing and haying on wildlife conservation at National Wildlife Refuges in the United States.  Environmental Management 11(1):35-44.

Strassmann, B.I.  1986.  Rangelands.  In:  C.A.S. Hall, C.J. Cleveland, R. Kaufmann, (eds.).  Energy and Resource Quality:  The Ecology of the Economic Process.  New York:  Wiley and Sons, pp. 497-514.

Strassmann, B.I.  1981.  Sexual selection, paternal care, and concealed ovulation in humansEthology and Sociobiology 2:31-40.