Alicia M. DeLouize

Alicia M. DeLouize
University of Oregon | UO · Department of Anthropology

Master of Arts in Psychological Science

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Introduction
I'm researching global health and the physiological basis of illness in the Global Health Biomarker Lab. The lab specializes in non-invasive biomarker collection, especially dried blood spots. For my dissertation, I am researching the physiological and evolutionary basis of aging in humans. Previously, I have done research on human cognitive evolution and cancer treatments and biologics.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - June 2023
University of Oregon
Position
  • PhD Student
August 2015 - May 2017
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Position
  • Psychological Science M.A. Student
August 2015 - present
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Position
  • Introduction to Research Methods Lab Instructor
Education
August 2015 - May 2017
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Field of study
  • Psychological Science
January 2008 - August 2012
January 2008 - August 2012

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Publications (12)
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Despite advances in cancer medicine and research, invasive and potentially risky procedures such as biopsies, venous blood tests, imaging, colonoscopy, and pap smear tests are still primarily used for screening, staging, and assessing response to therapy. The development and interdisciplinary use of biomarkers from urine, feces, saliva, scent, and...
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Objective Anemia is an important global health challenge. We investigate anemia prevalence among Indigenous Shuar of Ecuador to expand our understanding of population‐level variation, and to test hypotheses about how anemia variation is related to age, sex, and market integration. Methods Hemoglobin levels were measured in a total sample of 1650 S...
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Background Although approximately 79% of the world’s suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), the limited research in these regions has primarily focused on the rates of suicide attempts (SA) and ideation among men and younger members of the population. Aim This study investigated the associations between bodily pain, functional...
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Objectives Diabetes and depression are commonly present in the same individuals, suggesting the possibility of underlying shared physiological processes. Inflammation, as assessed with the biomarker C‐reactive protein (CRP), has not consistently explained the observed relationship between diabetes and depression, although both are associated with i...
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 79% suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in 2016 (WHO, 2018) putting a spotlight on the topic of suicide in these countries. While the rates are highest among individuals ages 15 to 29 years, suicide affects individuals, families, and communities throughout the lifespan. The t...
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Purpose: Our goal was to evaluate the safety and toxicity of combining a PARP inhibitor, olaparib with cetuximab and fractionated intensity modulated radiation therapy for patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer and heavy smoking histories. Experimental design: Patients with ≥10 pack/year history of smoking were treated with olaparib...
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Endurance running has been shown to lead to neurogenesis, neuroprotection, and improved cognitive capacities. Although most studies have used subjects from a single species, it is possible that running behavior could have affected the brain on an evolutionary time scale. Data from 46 primate species was collected from the literature on average spee...
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Research has shown that endurance running leads to neurogenesis, neuroprotection, and improved cognitive capacities. Although most studies have used subjects from a single species, it is possible that running behavior could have affected the brain on an evolutionary time scale. If this proposition is correct, then the average speed at which a prima...
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It is well accepted that a grade shift occurred in hominin evolution approximately 1.9 million years ago with the appearance of Homo erectus. With the challenges of complete terrestrial life, new cognitive abilities were selected for that allowed this species to thrive for the next million and a half years. It has also long been recognized that the...

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