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Carina Marques

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Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
health sciences

Carina Marques has received her PhD in Biological Anthropology, from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology, The University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA. She is also a Researcher at the Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS) and collaborator at the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology, Center for Functional Ecology (CEF), University of Coimbra, Portugal. She is currently member of the Board of Directors (Director-at-Large II) of the Paleopathology Association, USA. Her areas of interest encompass skeletal biology, bioarchaeology, paleopathology, paleoepidemiology, and forensic anthropology. Her research focuses on a biocultural, evolutionary, and diachronic approaches to health and disease, with emphasis in methodological, theoretical, and epistemological approaches to the study of neoplastic diseases. She has participated in several international research projects related with skeletal pathology and health.

Main Publications

Marques, C.; Compton, Z.; Boddy, A (2022) Connecting paleopathology and evolutionary medicine to cancer research: past and present. In Plomp, K., Roberts, C., Elton, S.; Bentley, G. (eds). Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Marques, C. (2021). Cancer: lessons to learn from the past. In Heymann, D.(ed). Primary Bone Cancers and Bone Metastases: From Bench to Bedside. Third Edition. Academic Press: London.

Marques, C.; Roberts, C.; Matos, V.; Buikstra, J. (2021) Cancers as rare disease: terminological, theoretical, and methodological biases. International Journal of Paleopathology, 32: 111-122.

Marques, C. (2019) Tumors of bone. In Buikstra, J. (ed.) Ortner’s Identification of pathological conditions in human skeletal remains. Elsevier.

Marques, C.; Matos, V.; Costa, T., Zink, A., Cunha, E. (2018) Absence of evidence or evidence of absence? A discussion on paleoepidemiology of neoplasms with contributions from two Portuguese human skeletal reference collections (19th-20th century). International Journal of Paleopathology, 21:83-95.

Research Projects

A multiscale approach to bone metastasis. PI’s: Carina Marques, Jane Buikstra, Vitor Matos, Paula Marques, Luis Carvalho- Grant from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Office of Faculty Success & Diversity, USA.

Cancer in Antiquity: past communities and the port of ancient Athens. Arizona State University and Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Coordinated by Professor Jane Buikstra. Grant from the Rust Family Foundation.

Global History of Health: European Project (http://global.sbs.ohio-state.edu/global). International consortium on health assessment in Europe Coordinated by Richard Steckel et al. The Ohio State University, USA. Grant from the NSF.