Dr. Eric Shattuck
Dr. Eric Shattuck is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology who specializes in topics related to infectious disease, inflammation, and immune function in humans across varied social and environmental contexts. His research is grounded in evolutionary theory and borrows from psychoneuroimmunology, behavioral endocrinology, and other allied fields while focusing on human biological and cultural variation. Dr. Shattuck earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Georgia (2005), an MS in Biomedical Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton (2009), and his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology from Indiana University (2015). He uses multiple methods – including interviews, surveys, enzyme immunoassays, immune function measures, and accelerometry – to answer questions about human health and disease. In addition to work here in the US, Dr. Shattuck also works in Jalisco, Mexico on a project related to Indigenous Wixárika health in collaboration with faculty at the Universidad de Guadalajara. He has researched and published on multiple topics in Biological Anthropology, including sickness behavior, sleep and sleep health, “tattoo flu”, the intersection of pain and anger, disgust and the behavioral immune system, and “social immunology.”
He directs the Social Health and Immunology Research (SHIRE) Group (currently accepting members at FSU) and teaches courses on One Health, health disparities, Indigenous health, and human adaptability, among others. He also leads a field school on Indigenous health in Guadalajara, Mexico.