This is the personal web page of

Ed Seabright.

About me:

I am an anthropologist who conducts fieldwork in Bolivia and Morocco.
My research interests include:
- cooperation, politics, leadership, and religion
- the evolution of human social complexity, hierarchy, and inequality
- health, lifestyle change, and evolutionary demography
- mathematical modeling and Bayesian statistics

I hold a B.A in Human Sciences from the University of Oxford and an MSc and PhD in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, which I defended in 2022. I am currently a Research and Education Fellow at the School of Collective Intelligence, UM6P, Morocco, and I am affiliated with the Tsimane Health and Life History Project .

Projects I am involved with:

The ENDOW project

A collaborative project of social scientists investigating the ties between socio-economic networks and material inequality cross-culturally

Counterfact

R package for generating counterfactual predictions from a wide variety of statistical models with a simple syntax.

Publications:

Kraft, T. S., Cummings, D., Venkatamaran, V., Alami, S., Beheim, Bret., Hooper, P., Seabright, E., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Endicott, K., Endicott, K., Gurven, M. (In Press). Female cooperative labor networks in hunter-gatherers and horticulturalists. Philosophical Transactions B.

Gatz, M., Mack, W.J., Chui, H.C., Law, E.M., Barisano, G., Sutherland, M.L., Sutherland, J.D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Copajira Adrian, J., Bani Cuata, J., Borenstein, A.R., Walters, E.E., Irimia, A., Rowan, C.J., Wann, L.S., Allam, A.H., Thompson, R.C., Miyamoto, M.I., Michalik, D.E., Cummings, D.K., Seabright, E., Garcia, A.R., Hooper, P.L., Kraft, T.S., Finch, C.E., Thomas, G.S., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Gurven, M.D., Kaplan, H. (2022). Prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment in indigenous Bolivian forager-horticulturalists. Alzheimer’s and Dementia. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12626

Irimia, A., Chaudhari, N.N., Robles, D.J., Rostowsky, K.A., Maher, A.S., Chowdhury, N.F., Calvillo, M., Ngo, V., Gatz, M., Mack, W.J., Law, E.M., Sutherland, M.L., Sutherland, J.D., Rowan, C.J., Wann, L.S., Allam, A.H., Thompson, R.C., Michalik, D.E., Cummings, D.K., Seabright, E., Alami, S., Garcia, A.R., Hooper, P.L., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Gurven, M.D., Thomas, G.S., Finch, C.E., Kaplan, H.(2021). The indigenous South American Tsimane exhibit relatively modest decrease in brain volume with age despite high systemic inflammation. Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 76, 2147–2155. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glab138

Rowan, C., Eskander, M.A., Seabright, E., Eid Rodriguez, D., Cortez Linares, E., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Copajira Adrian, J., Cummings, D.K., Beheim, B., Tolstrup, K., Achrekar, A., Kraft, T., Michalik, D.E., Miyamoto, M.I., Allam, A.H., Wann, L.S., Narula, J., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Thompson, R.C., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M.(2021). Very low prevalence of atrial fibrillation among Bolivian forager-farmers. Annals of Global Health 10.5334/aogh.3252

Alami, S., von Rueden C., Seabright, E., Kraft, T., Blackwell, A.D., Stieglitz, J Kaplan, H., Gurven, M., (2020) Mother’s social status is associated with child health in a horticulturalist population. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Thompson, R.C., Trumble, B.C, Neunuebel, A., Mahadev, A., Wann, S., Rowan, C., Hassan Allam, A., Frohlich, B., Seabright, E., Cummings, D, Stieglitz, J, Narula, J., King, S., Kennedy, K., Gurven, M., Thomas, G., Kaplan, H., (2020) Epicardial fat thickness and hepatic fat in a remote native population with very low rates of coronary calcium, Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Gurven, M., Kraft, T., Alami, S., Copajira Adrian, J., Cortez Linares, E., Cummings, D., Eid Rodriguez, D, Hooper, P., Jaeggi, A., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Maldonado Suarez., I, Seabright, E., Kaplan, H., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C. (2020) Rapidly declining body temperature in a tropical human population. Science Advances 10.1126/sciadv.abc6599

Mattison, S. M., Seabright, E., Reynolds, A. Z., Cao, J. B., Brown, M. J., & Feldman, M. W. (2018). Adopted daughters and adopted daughters-in-law in Taiwan: a mortality analysis. Royal Society Open Science, 5(3), 171745.

Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Jaeggi, A., Beheim, B., Schwartz, M., Cummings, D.K., Seabright, E., Cummings, D., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M.D., (2018), Parental hormones are associated with crop loss and family sickness following catastrophic flooding in lowland Bolivia. Physiology and Behavior. ISSN 0031-9384

Seabright, E., Alami, S., Kraft, T.S., Davis, H.E., Caldwell, A.E., Hooper, P.L., McAllister, L., Mulville, S., Stieglitz, J., Veile, A., von Rueden, C., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H. (under review). Repercussions of post-marital residence on mothers’ social support networks among Tsimane forager-farmers. Philosophical Transactions B.

Kaplan, H., Hooper, P.L., Gatz, M., Mack, W.J., Law, E.M., Chui, H.C., Sutherland, L.M., Sutherland, J.D., Rowan, C.J., Wann, L.S., Allam, A.H., Thompson, R.C., Michalik, D.E., Lombardi, G., Miyamoto, M.I., Eid Rodriguez, D., Copajira Adrian, J.,Quispe Gutierrez, R., Beheim, B.A., Cummings D.K., Seabright, E., Alami, S., Garcia, A.R., Buetow, K., Thomas, G.S., Finch, C.E., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B.C., Gurven, M.D., Irimia, A. (Under review). The embarrassment of riches theory of brain aging with hypothesis tests in two nonindustrial Native South American populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Schwartz, M., Seabright, E., Durbano,J., Vani, A., Aboytes, D., Long, J., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Beheim, B., Yetish, G., O’Donnel, A., Pisor, A., Gurven, M., Kaplan, H. (In Prep). The role of parity and sex in tooth loss in a natural fertility population with little access to dentistry.

Trumble, B.C., Stieglitz, J., Thompson, R.C., Wann, L.S., Allam, A.H., Beheim, B., Frohlich, B., Sutherland, M.L., Sutherland, J.D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Michalik, D.E., Rowan, C.J., Lombardi, G.P., Bedi, R., Garcia, A.R., Cummings, D.K., Seabright, E., Min, J.K., Narula, J., Finch, C.E., Gurven, M.D., Kaplan, H., Thomas, G.S., (In Prep). Testosterone is positively associated with coronary artery calcium in a low cardiovascular disease risk population.

Seabright, E., Hooper, P., von Rueden, C., Gurven, M. and Kaplan, H. The burden of leadership in Amazonian horticultural communities. (in prep).

Seabright, E., Hooper, P. Kaplan, H. A model of costly leadership (in prep).

Alami,S., Kraft, T.S., Seabright, E., Beheim, B., Hooper, P., Copajira Adrian, J., Cortez Linares, E., Eid Rodriguez, D., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. Abstract modeling and epidemiological reality of COVID-19 among Tsimane forager-farmers.

Kraft, T.S., Seabright, E., Alami, S., Beheim, B., Hooper, P., Copajira Adrian, J., Cortez Linares, E., Eid Rodriguez, D., Quispe Gutierrez, R., Stieglitz, J., Trumble, B., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. (in prep) Infectious disease transmission dynamics in small- scale rural societies.

Seabright, E., Kraft, T.S., Alami, S., Koster, J., Power, E., Bowles, S., Gurven, M. Kaplan, H., (in prep) How social structure, networks and demography govern the dynamics of disease spread in a cross-cultural sample of small-scale-societies.
Contact Me

Contact widget soon to come

For now: email me at edmond.seabright@um6p.ma, follow my twitter @edseabright