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Bettina Shell-Duncan

Chair, Anthropology
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health

Department of Anthropology

206-543-3285 (Fax)

PhD (Pennsylvania State University)
MS (University of Wisconsin)
BA (Northwestern University)


Nutritional anthropology, disease ecology, evolutionary medicine, maternal/child health, female genital cutting, field studies in Kenya, Senegal and The Gambia

Country Affiliations
Kenya, Senegal
French, Swahili, Turkana
Selected Publications 
Feasibility of using retinol-binding protein from capillary blood specimens to estimate serum retinol concentrations and the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in low-resource settings. Gorstein JL, Dary O, Pongtorn, Shell-Duncan B, Quick T, Wasanwisut E.
Public Health Nutr. 2008 May;11(5):513-20.
Retinol-binding protein stability in dried blood spots. Fujita M, Brindle E, Shofer J, Ndemwa P, Kombe Y, Shell-Duncan B, O'Connor KA.
Clin Chem. 2007 Nov;53(11):1972-5.
Are there "stages of change" in the practice of female genital cutting?: Qualitative research findings from Senegal and The Gambia. Shell-Duncan B, Herniund Y.
Afr J Reprod Health. 2006 Aug;10(2):57-71.