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Interim Director, Center for Galapagos Studies, UNC-CH
Co-Director, Galapagos Science Center, San Cristobal, Ecuador
Professor and Chair, Anthropology, UNC-CH
Professor, Nutrition, UNC-CH
GSC Advisory Board, Ex-officio

Amanda Thompson is a human biologist specializing in human growth and nutrition. She focuses on the biological pathways linking early life social, behavioral and physical environments to the development of obesity and chronic disease across a range of national and international settings, including North Carolina, China, and Ecuador. She is particularly interested in how early life nutrition and environmental exposures shape long-term health and obesity risk.

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