Katie L. Murtough

Katie L. Murtough
University of Oxford | OX · Department of Zoology

MS, MPP

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Introduction
I'm an ethnoecologist and conservation biologist. My current research aims to bridge the gap between Western frameworks for conservation science and traditional ecological knowledge systems. My past work examined the nutrition biology of milk and hand-rearing milk-replacer formulas for species survival management. Research Affiliations: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute; University of Oxford; University of Maryland, College Park
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - present
University of Oxford
Position
  • PhD Student
July 2017 - present
Kayapó Field Course
Position
  • Instructor
May 2016 - May 2018
University of Maryland, College Park
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
October 2018 - April 2023
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Ethnoecology/Zoology
August 2014 - May 2017
University of Maryland, College Park
Field of study
  • Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development
August 2014 - May 2017
University of Maryland, College Park
Field of study
  • Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy

Publications

Publications (16)
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Trade agreements could help to protect human rights, critical ecosystems, and the climate—but only if sustainability becomes a cornerstone of international trade. The EU-Mercosur trade agreement fails to meet our three tenets of sustainable trade agreements: (1) inclusion of local communities, (2) transparency mechanisms to trace commodities and pr...
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Background: Routine influenza and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination of pregnant women to prevent poor maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes is recommended practice; however, actual rates of influenza vaccine acceptance are typically well below the (Healthy People 2020, 2015) goal of 80%. Objective: We sought to ident...
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Armadillo pups rapidly grow a bony carapace, suggesting a large transfer of calcium and phosphorus from mother to pups via milk. Because Ca and P in milk are bound in casein protein micelles, we predicted armadillo milk to be high in protein content. Milk samples (n = 25) from 10 lactating nine-banded armadillos (Dasypus novemcinctus) collected at...
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Objective To assess the frequency of surgical techniques at cesarean delivery (CD) among U.S. obstetricians. Methods Members of the American College of Obstetrician Gynecologists were randomly selected and e-mailed an online survey that assessed surgical closure techniques, demographics, and reasons. Data were analyzed using SPSS (IBM Corp., Armonk...
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In addition to nutrients, milk contains signaling molecules that influence offspring development. Human milk is similar in nutrient composition to that of apes, but appears to differ in other aspects such as immune function. We examine the longitudinal patterns across lactation of macronutrients, the metabolic hormone adiponectin, the growth factor...
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Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have substantially higher rates of insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, and metabolic syndrome, when compared to women without the disease. Given the high prevalence of these comorbidities, guidelines issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACO...
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ACOG’s research department recruited four medical centers to participate in a study on the attitudes and practices of medical providers and pregnant patients regarding influenza vaccination. Medical providers and patients were given voluntary surveys and medical record data was collected over two flu seasons, from 2013 to 2015. Discrepancies betwee...
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Supplementary material includes two tables; results from the binary logistic regression and results from the multinomial logistic regression. The binary logistic regression assessed a patient's acceptance of the influenza vaccine (yes or no) using a number of independent variables such as demographic information and interactions with physicians (re...
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Pregnant women are at increased risk for complications associated with influenza. Influenza vaccination during pregnancy helps protect both pregnant women and infants less than 6 months of age from contracting the flu. This study investigated influenza prevention and treatment practices of obstetrician-gynecologists (ob-gyns) during the influenza s...
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African bovids represent a highly diverse group with divergent neonatal care strategies. The extent to which their milks reflect this diversity is poorly understood. We analyzed milk of the bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus) to compare its composition to milks of other African bovids and to evaluate bongo milk replacement formulas. Milk samples from thr...
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Hand and foot proportions vary with locomotion, posture, and manipulative behaviors across primates. However, reliable information is often lacking about ray identity of disarticulated phalanges in museum collections, hampering efforts to investigate cheiridial proportions in many primates. Here, we report new data on hand and foot proportions of m...

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