Melvin J. Konner, M.D, Ph.D is Samuel
Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology, Neuroscience, and Behavioral Biology
at Emory University
. He studied at Brooklyn College
, 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 Harvard
Medical School (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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