Melvin J. Konner, M.D, Ph.D
is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology, Neuroscience, and Behavioral
. He studied at
, CUNY (1996), earned his doctorate in biological anthropology (Harvard
University, 1973), and did postdoctoral work at the Laboratory of Neuroendocrine
Regulation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He spent two years
doing fieldwork among the Kalahari San or Bushmen, studying infant development
and the hormonal mechanism of lactational infertility. After six years on the
Harvard faculty, he attended
(1985) and moved to Emory as department chair. He has held NIMH and NSF
research grants, and has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the
Behavioral Sciences, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the
Social Science Research Council, and the Foundations Fund for Research in
Psychiatry. Lately he has spent time advocating single-payer health reform, and
has testified twice at U.S. Senate hearings.
Konner, Melvin. The Tangled Wing:
Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit. Owl Books: 2003.
Konner, Melvin J. Medicine at the
Crossroads: The Crisis in Healthcare. Pantheon Books: 1993.
Konner, Melvin J. and C. Worthman. Nursing
Frequency, Gonadal Function and Birth Spacing Amount / Kung Hunter-Gathers.
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