Curriculum Vitae

Katharine MN Lee

PhD Candidate in Biological Anthropology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
109 Davenport Hall, 607 S Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

Education

2013-present
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Urbana, IL
PhD Candidate - Biological Anthropology
Graduate Minor in Gender & Women’s Studies, Graduate Certificate in Science Communication Department of Anthropology
2007
Texas A&M-Texarkana. Texarkana, TX
Master of Science in Business Administration
Army Materiel Command Fellows Program
2006
Tulane University. New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, field of Biomedical Engineering
Thesis title: 3-D Image Reconstruction of Human Brain Geometry from the Visible Human Project
Thesis advisors: J.K. Francis Suh, PhD, and Richard Hart, PhD

Professional and Research Employment

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign,

Urbana, Illinois; Aug 2013 – present

Fellow - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Jun 2014 – May 2019
Studying activity patterns and estrogen effects on bone health in young women

Graduate Research Assistant Jan 2017 – May 2017, Jan 2019 – Jul 2019
Appointed as Research Assistant to Dr. Kathryn Clancy for Polish luteal reproductive function project, funded by NSF 1-200250-241004-241167; Appointed as Research Assistant to Dr. Kathryn Clancy for research on Workplace Climate and Culture at a Federal Research Facility

Graduate Teaching Assistant Aug 2013 – May 2014, Aug 2016 – Dec 2016, Aug 2018 – Dec 2018, Aug 2019 – current

Dog Genetics, LLC,

San Antonio, TX; Feb 2011 – Oct 2013

Research Coordinator at TSA Canine Breeding & Development Center, Lackland AFB

US Army: Army Materiel Command, Natick Soldier Research, Development, & Engineering Center,

Natick, MA; Sep 2007 – Jun 2010

Fellow/Biomedical Engineer, Biophysics & Biomedical Modeling Division at US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) Mar 2009 – Jun 2010

Fellow/Biomedical Engineer, Center for Military Biomechanics Research; Sep 2007 – Feb 2009

US Army: Army Materiel Command,

ALLC, Red River Army Depot, TX 2006 – 2007

Fellow

Ochsner Clinic Foundation,

New Orleans, LA 2005 – 2006

Assistant Program Coordinator for Clinical Research, Department of Endocrinology

Vanderbilt University,
Nashville, TN; 2003 – 2004
Summer Research Assistant/Technical Intern, Energy Balance Laboratory

External grants, fellowships, and honors

2017
Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Dissertation Fieldwork Grant $20,000
2017
American Association of Physical Anthropologists First runner-up as Graduate Student Liaison to AAPA Executive Committee
2017
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant $31,720
2015
American Philosophical Society The Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research $4500
2014
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

Internal grants, fellowships, and honors

2019
Special Recognition in Graduate Student Leadership Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2018
UIUC Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative Small Grants Program. Title: Life history & hormones: mechanisms linking childhood experiences to women’s health. Awarded to Dr. Kathryn BH Clancy as PI. $10,000
2015, 2017
UIUC Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant (2015: $4,807.50, declined; 2017: $4996)
2015
Beckman Institute at UIUC Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence Award $2000
2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
UIUC Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Conference Travel award $250 (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
2014, 2015, 2018
UIUC Department of Anthropology Graduate Student Summer Research Assistance Award (2014: $2760; 2015: $2300; 2018: $2000)

Teaching Experience

2019 Fall
ANTH 246 - Forensic Science (online). Teaching Assistant
2018 Fall
ANTH 246 - Forensic Science (online). Teaching Assistant
2016 Fall
ANTH 103 - Anthropology in a Changing World. Teaching Assistant.
2014 Spring
ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology. Teaching Assistant.
2013 Fall
ANTH 143 - Biology of Human Behavior. Teaching Assistant.

Undergraduate Projects Supervised

2019-2020
H. Ban. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. title tbd.
2018-2019
K. Allen. Undergraduate Honors Thesis: “A Comparison of Methods for Determining Time of Ovulation”
2019
S. Agrawal, University of Illinois Undergraduate Researchers Initiative. Researcher Initiative Symposium poster: “Correlation of Identity Scales in Polish-American Women”
R. Durham, University of Illinois Undergraduate Researchers Initiative. Researcher Initiative Symposium poster: “Effects of Smoking on Cortisol Levels”
2018
J. Kanthak, University of Illinois Undergraduate Researchers Initiative. Researcher Initiative Symposium poster: “Female Reproductive Hormonal Variation”
2017
O. Shukla, University of Illinois Undergraduate Researchers Initiative. Researcher Initiative Symposium poster titled: “Inflammation and Bone Modeling in Healthy Adults”

Publications

2019
submitted Lee, Katharine MN; Rogers, Mary P; Galbarczyk, Andrzej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “Bone density and frame size in adult women: effects of body size, habitual use, and life history.” Am J Hum Biol. (Special Issue on Biocultural Approaches to the Plasticity of the Human Skeleton)
2019
Richey, Christina Rae; Lee, Katharine MN; Rodgers, Erica; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “Gender and sexual minorities in astronomy and planetary science face increased risks of harassment and assault.” Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society. Current link (doi to be assigned soon)
2019
Rogers, Mary P; Lee, Katharine MN; Galbarczyk, Andrzej; Klimek, Magdalena; Klein, Laura; Zabłocka-Słowińska, Katarzyna; Jasienska, Grazyna; Clancy, Kathryn. “Declining ages at menarche in an agrarian rural region of Poland.” Am J Hum Biol. Early version online. doi:10.1002/ajhb.23362
2019
Rodrigues, Michelle A; Sanford, Summer R; Rogers, Mary P; Lee, Katharine MN; Wilson, Meredith A; Amos, Jennifer; Hunter, Carla D; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “From maternal tending to adolescent befriending: the adolescent transition of social support.” Am J Primatol. doi:10.1002/ajp.23050
2019
Lee, Katharine MN; Rogers, Mary P; Galbarczyk, Andrzej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “Physical activity in women of reproductive age in a transitioning rural Polish population”. Am J Hum Biol. 31(3):e23231.doi: 10.1002/ajhb.23231
2017
Clancy, Kathryn BH; Lee, Katharine MN; Rodgers, Erica; Richey, Christina Rae. “Double jeopardy in astronomy and planetary science: women of color face greater risks of gendered and racial harassment”. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JE005256.
Featured in: Physics Today, American Scientist, Eos Vox
2009
Routh, R Hank; Lee, Katharine M; Burshell, Alan L; and Nauman, Eric A. “The effects of anti-resorptive therapies and estrogen withdrawal in adult scoliosis measured by sub-segmental vertebral BMD analysis”. Bone. Vol 45, Issue 2. pp 193-199.

Published Abstracts

2019
Lee, Katharine MN; Rogers, , Mary; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John; Clancy, Kathryn. “Estrogen, energy, and skeletal biology: life history approaches to understanding skeletal phenotype in living women of reproductive age.” Am J Phys Anthropol. vol 168. no S68, pg 140.
2019
Rogers, Mary; Lee, Katharine MN; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Ripan S Malhi; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “The relationship between stress, gene methylation, and reproductive function.” Am J Phys Anthropol. vol 168. no S68, pg 206-207.
2018
Lee, Katharine; Rogers, Mary; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John; Clancy, Kathryn. “Lifestyle factors influencing frame size, grip strength, and bone density in two related populations.” Am J Phys Anthropol, vol 165, no S66, p 155.
2018
Rogers, Mary; Lee, Katharine MN; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Ripan S Malhi; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “Childhood energetic and psychosocial stressors affect adult reproductive function.” Am J Phys Anthropol, vol 165, no S66, p 229.
2018
Rodgers, Erica; Clancy, Kathryn BH; Richey, Christina; Lee, Katharine MN “An inclusive workplace for all scientists.” AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. URL
2017
Lee, Katharine; Rogers, Mary; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John; Clancy, Kathryn. “Bone maintenance in young healthy women: Relationships between markers of bone turnover, reproductive status, and energetics.” American Journal of Human Biology, 29 (2).
2017
Rogers, Mary; Lee, Katharine; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Malhi, Ripan; Clancy, Kathryn. “Investigating combined effects of childhood environment and age at menarche on adult reproductive hormones.” American Journal of Human Biology, 29 (2).
2016
Lee, Katharine; Rogers, Mary; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John; Clancy, Kathryn. “Physical activity and anthropometry effects on bone turnover biomarkers in rural Polish women.” Am J Phys Anthropol, vol 159, no. S62, p 205.
2016
Rogers, Mary; Lee, Katharine; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Malhi, Ripan; Clancy, Kathryn. “Investigating varition in age at menarche: relationships between gene methylation and reproductive traits in rural Polish women.” Am J Phys Anthropol 159, p 271.
2016
Clancy, Kathryn; Rogers, Mary; Lee, Katharine; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna. “Environmental factors associated with luteal phase endometrial thickness in a sample of rural Polish women.” Am J Phys Anthropol 159, p 117.
2015
Lee, Katharine M; Rogers, Mary P; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Clancy, Kathryn B; Polk, John D. 2015. “Physical activity levels in women of reproductive age in rural Poland,” Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 156, no. S60.
2015
Rogers, Mary P; Lee, Katharine M; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Malhi, Ripan; Clancy, Kathryn B. 2015. “CYP19A1 methylation: life history factors’ effects on the genome.” Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 156, no. S60.

Technical Reports and White Papers

2014
Sinn, David L; Fratkin, Jamie L; Bensky, Miles; McGarrity, Monica E; Lee, Katharine M; and Gosling, Samuel D. Tasks 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 Combined Report – Task analyses to define characteristics of successfully deployed detector dogs. US Department of Homeland Security, Contract HSHQDC-10-C-00085: “Improving the Effectiveness of Detector-Dog Selection and Training through Measurement of Behavior and Temperament”.
2013
Sinn, David L; McGarrity, Monica E; Lee, Katharine M; DeBono, Stephen, Fratkin, Jamie L; Bensky, Miles, Banks, Sean; and Gosling, Samuel D. Task 4.6 Report – REDCap database development and handbook. US Department of Homeland Security, Contract HSHQDC-10-C-00085: “Improving the Effectiveness of Detector-Dog Selection and Training through Measurement of Behavior and Temperament”.
2012
Hare, Elizabeth and Lee, Katharine. “Genetic Linkage Analysis (Task 3) of Detector Canines in the TSA Canine Breeding and Development Center Population.” Produced under DHS Contract HSHQDC-10-C-00185.
2010
Lee, Katharine. “Effects of increased helmet weight on the ground soldier.” Internal white paper prepared for helmet and helmet-borne equipment development team.

Invited Panels, Presentations, and Guest Lectures

2019
“Participating in an inclusive, productive lab.” Sep 13, 2019. Panel at 21st Century Scientists Inclusive Lab Leader - Grad workshop, invited by Dr. Kathryn Clancy.
2019
“Menstruation, models, and metaphors”. Apr 11, 2019. Guest lecture for Anth 379 Medical Anthropology, invited by Emma Verstraete.
2019
“Menstruation: evolutionary and medical perspectives.” Feb 20, 2019. Guest lecture for Anth 249 Evolution and Human Disease, invited by Dr. Mary Rogers.
2018
“Hesitant Data Science Session II: Data/Programming.” Sep 27, 2018, organized by Illinois Data Science Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications for 2nd annual Data Science Day at UIUC.
2018
“Life history tradeoffs affecting bone maintenance and development in premenopausal Polish and Polish-American women.” May 2, 2018, Guest lecture for Anth 102 Human Origins and Culture, invited by Alexandra Zachwieja.
2018
“Life history tradeoffs affecting bone maintenance and development in premenopausal Polish and Polish-American women.” Apr 26, 2018, Department of Anthropology Colloquium talk, hosted by the Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
2018
“Beyond #MeToo in Tech and Academic Workplaces.” Apr 4, 2018, organized by and hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
2016
“Gender and Health.” Oct 5, 2016. Guest lecture for Anth 103 Anthropology in a Changing World, invited by Dr. Krystal Smalls.

Other Posters and Presentations

2019
Participant in Department of Gender and Women’s Studies Symposium, titled “Solidarities of Difference.” Sept 20, 2019.
2018
Lee, Katharine MN. “Cripping Menstruation: Reframing Menstrual Research using Critical Disability Studies and Crip Theory.” 46th annual meeting of The Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology-L’Association Canadienne D’Anthropologie Physique. Oct/Nov 2018.
2018
Lee, Katharine MN, Rogers, Mary P; Galbarczyk, Andrzej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John D; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “Physical activity in women of reproductive age in a transitioning rural Polish population.” Poster presented at Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology. October 5, 2018.
2017
Lee, Katharine MN; Rogers, Mary P; Galbarczyk, Andrzej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John D; Clancy, Kathryn BH. “Bone maintenance as a result of reproductive and energetic status: a life history perspective.” 4th Conference of the Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (Polskie Towarzusto Nauk o Człowieku i Ewolucji). Krakow, Poland. September 2017.
2016
Lee, Katharine; Rogers, Mary; Galbarczyk, Andzrej; Jasienska, Grazyna; Polk, John; Clancy, Kathryn.“Habitual physical activity: considering health behavior from a broader perspective (poster presentation)” Annual meeting of International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. Durham, North Carolina. June 2016.
2016
Lee, Katharine MN. “Bone health: Reproduction and physical activity.” UIUC Department of Anthropology annual research symposium. March 5, 2016.
2013
Lee, Katharine M; Thomas, Scott; and Hare, Elizabeth. “Evaluation of developmental weight gain and factors in early rearing on hip health as evaluated by PennHIP”. Poster presentation at the 2013 International Working Dogs Conference.
2010
Lee, Katharine M; Buller, Mark J; Tharion, William J; Pisani, Justin; Gordon, S Robert; and Beidleman, Beth A. “Utility of simple algorithms in heart rate signal quality assessments”. Poster Presentation at the 2010 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.
2009
Coyne, Megan E; Hasselquist, Leif; Schiffman, Jeffrey M; Gregorczyk, Karen N; Nobes, Katharine M; Adams, Albert; Bensel, Carolyn K. “Oxygen consumption output increases during steady-state submaximal prolonged heavy load carriage”. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Vol 42, Issue 5. P 102. May 2009. Poster presented by M. Coyne at the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference.
2007
Gordon, Theresa; Nobes, Katharine; Nauman, Eric A; and Burshell, Alan L. “Biomechanics of Scoliosis and Its Effects on Postmenopausal Women.” Platform presentation, presented by T. Gordon at the 2007 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

Published Software

2018
Lee, Katharine MN. R Code in support of publication. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1308115

Language Competence

Intermediate German
Beginning/Intermediate Polish

Technical and Research Skills

Computing: R, MATLAB, LaTeX, Markdown, Git, Jekyll, Hugo
Data planning and data management
Anthropometry (height, weight, circumferences, body segment measures)
ELISA hormone analysis methods
Design, implementation, and promotion of academic and research-related organizational strategies
Experience with clinical and university IRB processes for human subjects research
Experience with IACUC process for canine research

Service

Manuscript review:
American Journal of Human Biology, PeerJ
The Carpentries
2019-current
Certified Software & Data Carpentry Instructor, The Carpentries teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide.
21st Century Scientist Working Group
UIUC; 2014-current
Founding Member Group of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois interested in public engagement in science and making science more inclusive.
Graduate representative to Department of Anthropology Faculty Meetings
UIUC; 2016-2018
Association of Biological Anthropologists at UIUC
UIUC; 2013-current
Treasurer 2013-2016, President 2017-2018
Field work, Science, and Sexual Assault: Academic field site safety should not be an afterthought
UIUC; Oct 30, 2014 – Organized panel to discuss field site safety and university policies. Panel included Kathryn Clancy and representatives from UIUC Women’s Resource Center and the UIUC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access.
Anthropology Undergraduate Research Capstone Conference
UIUC Invited Judge, Spring 2014

Community outreach talks and presentations

Science Café
Sponsored by the UIUC Institute of Genomic Biology and Beckman Institute December 5, 2018. Title: “Peak Bone Mass: What does it mean? Why do we care?”"

Professional Society Memberships

American Anthropological Association (2016-current)
American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2014-current)
American Association for Anatomy (2019-current)
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (2014-current)
Human Biology Association (2014-current)
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2006-current)
IEEE Women in Engineering (2008-current)
Biomedical Engineering Society (2004-2010)