Cynthia M. Beall

Case Western Reserve University

Primary Section: 51, Anthropology
Secondary Section: 27, Evolutionary Biology
Membership Type:
Member (elected 1996)


Cynthia Beall is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on human adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia, particularly the different patterns of adaptation exhibited by Andean, Tibetan and East African highlanders.

Research Interests

Her current research integrates genetics, physiology, sociocultural factors, and reproductive among post-reproductive ethnic Tibetan women living at high altitudes in Nepal.

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