Dr. Stephanie Levy is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hunter College, a faculty member at the CUNY Graduate Center Department of Anthropology and a core faculty member of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology. She is a biological anthropologist specializing in human biology, with interests in human energetics, biological adaptation, circumpolar populations, seasonality, life history theory, developmental origins of health and disease, social influences on health disparities, cardiometabolic health and climate change. She is known for teaching courses on the human species at Hunter College and is the director of the Levy Human Biology Lab.
Outside of Hunter College, Dr. Levy is a co-PI on the Indigenous Siberian Health and Adaptation Project (ISHAP), a collaborative project that includes researchers based in Russia and the U.S. She has also collaborated on projects with the Yale Reproductive Endocrinology Lab as a postdoctoral researcher. Her research explores how environmental conditions across the life course influence population variation in metabolism and disease risk. Dr. Levy investigates human evolution, adaptation and health by integrating tools from energetics and endocrinology. Her ultimate goal is to foster comparative research that examines how ecological and social environments shape biological variation across human populations and primate species. Dr. Levy’s research has been published in academic journals including the American Journal of Human Biology.
Dr. Levy obtained her BS in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Michigan in 2009 and received her PhD in biological anthropology from Northwestern University in 2017.