Anna G. Warrener

Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Peabody Museum
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-496-1193
Cell Phone: 314-306-2717
E-mail: awarrener@fas.harvard.edu

 

Education

2011                Ph.D. Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
2006                AM Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
2003                BA Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude University of Colorado

 

Current Appointment

Postdoctoral Fellow/Lecturer, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

Grants

L.S.B. Leakey Foundation Research Grant                                                       2009-2010
Pelvic shape and locomotor cost: an empirical test of biomechanical models of the hip.
Advisor: Dr. Herman Pontzer  Award: $13,450.

 

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant                                                2009-2010      
Pelvic shape and locomotor cost: an empirical test of biomechanical models of the hip.
Advisor: Herman Pontzer   Award: $13,600  NSF#0850841

 

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research                                 2009-2010 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Pelvic shape and locomotor cost: an empirical test of biomechanical models of the hip
Advisor: Herman Pontzer  Award: $3780

 

Publications

Warrener A, Lewton KL, Pontzer H, Lieberman DE. The obstetrical dilemma and consequences for locomotor energetics. (submitted).

Warrener A, Dunsworth H. 2013. Obstacles to the obstetric dilemma hypothesis (in review).

Barak M, Lieberman DE, Raichlen D, Pontzer H, Warrener A, Hublin J. Trabecular evidence for a human-like gait in Australopithecus africanus. (in prep).

Dunsworth H, Warrener A, Deacon T, Ellison P, Pontzer H. 2011. A metabolic hypothesis for human altriciality. PNAS 109:15212-15216.

Cowgill L, Warrener A, Pontzer H, Ocobock C. 2010. Waddling and toddling: biomechanical effects of immature gait. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143:52-61.

Blackburn Wittman A, and Wall L. 2007. The evolutionary origins of obstructed labor: bipedalism, encephalization, and the human obstetric dilemma. Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey 62:739-748.

Conference Presentations

Warrener A. 2013. Skeletal measures dictating hip abductor force production during locomotion (poster). American Association of Anatomists (Boston, MA).

Warrener A. 2013. Lower limb joint mechanics in men and women (poster). American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Knoxville, TN).

Darr M, Pontzer H, Warrener A. 2013. Bicondylar angle in modern humans and its relationship to joint stresses and locomotor economy (poster). American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Knoxville, TN).

Barak M, Lieberman D, Raichlen D, Pontzer H, Warrener A, Hublin J. 2013. Evidence for extended lower limb posture in early hominin locomotion (poster). New England Science Symposium (Boston, MA).

Warrener, A. 2012. Hip abductor force production as a contributor to locomotor cost (podium presentation). American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Portland, OR).

Dunsworth HM, Warrener A, Pontzer H. 2011. Life history just isn’t hip: human evolution without an “obstetric dilemma” (poster). Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (Las Vegas, NV).

Warrener A. 2011. Relating pelvic shape to hip abductor mechanics and locomotor cost (podium presentation). American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Minneapolis, MN).

Blackburn Wittman A, Cowgill L, Pontzer H, Ocobock C. 2009. Waddling and toddling: biomechanical effects of immature gait (poster). American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Chicago, IL).

Blackburn Wittman A, and Pontzer H. 2008. The effect of pelvic dimorphism on locomotor cost: are women less efficient than men? (podium presentation) American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Columbus, OH).

Blackburn Wittman A, and Adams J. 2004. Examination of the paleoenvironments of two South African caves (poster). American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Tampa, FL).

Invited Talks

2013
Human birth and locomotor energetics: a natural selection tradeoff for women?.
Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

2012
Hip Abductor Mechanics and Pelvic Shape: an anthropological perspective with applications for clinical treatment.
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

Professional Service

Reviewer: J. Hum. Evol., The Leakey Foundation

 

Field Experience

2008-2011
Experimental biomechanics testing, Human Evolutionary Biomechanics Laboratory, Washington University in St. Louis

 

2002
Field School, Magapansgat, South Africa

 

Teaching Experience

Instructor

2012-2013 (spring)
HEB 1210 Research in Comparative Biomechanics

Harvard University  

2012-2013
Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisor

Harvard University

2009 (summer)
Introduction to Human Evolution
University College, Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching Assistant

2010 (fall)          Introduction to Human Evolution
2009 (fall)          Principles of Human Anatomy and Development
2009 (spring)     Human Energetics and Physiology
2008 (fall)          Human Gross Anatomy, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
2008 (spring)     Experimental Methods in Animal Biomechanics
2007 (fall)          Human Variation
2007 (spring)     The Female Life-Cycle in Cross-Cultural Perspective
2006 (spring)    Disability and Culture

 

Professional Affiliations and Society Memberships

American Association of Physical Anthropologists
American Association of Anatomists
Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

           

                       

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