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Diane K. Brockman, Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology earned a Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1994 and served as an Assistant Research Professor at Duke University (1995-2004), before being hired as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNCC in 2004. As a primate biologist, I employ quantitative and comparative approaches to investigate how the environment, both physical and social, shapes the life course, reproductive careers, and patterns of aging in primates (including humans), and the potential impact of environmental toxins on the health of endangered primates and humans. This international and interdisciplinary research has been supported by grants totaling $236,862.00 and involves colleagues at U.S., Malagasy, and Vietnamese universities. Since 2005, I have been a member of a collaborative team which has developed the Primate Life History Database (http://demo.plhdb.org), thereby allowing us to investigate patterns of fertility, mortality, aging, and reproductive senescence in humans within a broader comparative primate context.