Dr. Kate Clancy is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Animal Biology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD from Yale University and worked as a Preceptor Faculty for the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University before joining the faculty at the University of Illinois. Kate is with us today to tell us all about her journey through life and science.
Kate is a human reproductive ecologist who specializes in women’s health, endometrial function, and evolutionary medicine. Current research efforts include investigating developmental trajectories and menstrual cycling in adolescent girls, issues facing on women in academia, and creating an endometrial model for vascularization. Kate also spends time conducting research in rural Poland to understand luteal reproductive function, the relationship between inflammation and ovarian function, as well as the relationship between inflammation and food intolerances in this population of women. She has further research collaborations in Canada investigating inflammation and women’s reproductive function in urban Canadian women. In addition to women’s health issues, Kate dedicates her time to providing support and understanding issues faced by women in STEM fields. Find out more on her website at http://kateclancy.com/.