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Research & Professional Work

Faculty in the School of Natural Science are experts in a wide range of academic fields.

Research interests span the core sciences (e.g. chemistry, physics); human health and medicine (including anthropology); environmental sciences; and agriculture studies.

In the Spotlight

Elizabeth ConliskElizabeth Conlisk, associate professor of public health, is an epidemiologist with a Ph.D. in international health and nutrition from Cornell University.

Professor Conlisk has extensive public health experience at the local, state, federal, and international levels with previous appointments at the Instituto de Nutricion de Centro America y Panama and the Centers for Disease Control.

At the CDC, Conlisk worked primarily in the area of cancer control and prevention, including a breast and cervical cancer screening program for low-income women.

For the past eight years Conlisk has been working with Hampshire alum Miriam Cremer 87F, a gynecologist who founded a cervical cancer screening and research program in El Salvador. They co-teach a January term course in which students spend a week in El Salvador, helping local physicians provide screening and follow-up in rural communities. Read more >>

Examples of NS Faculty Research and Professional Work:

Student Project   Mystery of the Mummies

Eight Hampshire students and their professor Dula Amarasiriwardena, gather around a table in the Cole Science Center.

Student Project   Improving How Biology Classes Are Taught Nationwide

How can colleges help students better comprehend biology?

Student Project   Professors' Research Modernizing Insect Tracking

Tracking a cricket is currently an imprecise science. 

Student Project   Theoretical and Computational Physicists Meet

Traditionally, when one thinks of high-powered theoretical physicists working in pure research, large universities come to mind—not four-year colleges and universities.

Student Project   Laser Ablation System to Support Research

Hampshire College has been awarded a $120,000 National Science Foundation grant for acquisition of a laser ablation chemistry system.

Student Project   Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies

A center for academic research and scholarship related to science in Muslim societies has been established at Hampshire College.

More NS Faculty Research and Professional Work:

Cynthia Gill: Neuroendocrinology of the Developing Brain

Alan Goodman: Human Biological Variation

Lynn Miller: Population Genetics of Atlantic Coast Striped Bass

Steve Roof: Reconstructing Earth's Climate Over the Last 500,000 Years

Jason Tor: The Diversity and Physiology of Microbes Thriving in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems


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