Carlye Chaney

PhD Candidate

Yale University


I am interested in the interaction between biology, ecology, and culture in relation to reproductive health and infant development. I am particularly interested in the effect of endocrine disruptor exposure on women and children’s health. Exposure to endocrine disruptors is not uniform, and my work aims to investigate the health consequences among those disproportionately exposed. I also work with minimally exposed and market-integrating communities to study the effects of increasing exposure to endocrine disruptors. For my dissertation research, I am studying the impacts of maternal endocrine disruptor exposure on infant hormonal profiles from a biosocial perspective in northern Argentina.


  • Maternal health
  • Infant development
  • Endocrine disruptors


  • PhD, 2023 (expected)

    Yale University

  • M.Phil, 2019

    Yale University

  • BA Anthropology, 2017

    Washington University



Endocrine disrupting chemical exposure and developmental programming in the Qom of Argentina

The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) theoretical model posits that environmental exposures during the first 1,000 …

Chaco Area Reproductive Ecology Project

I am conducting my doctoral research with the C.A.R.E. Project in Formosa, Argentina.

Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory

As part of the YREL, I run ELISA assays for the hormonal analysis of biological samples, such as urine.


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Salivary secretory immunoglobulin A variation between female varsity athletes and nonathletes

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Systematic Review of Chronic Discrimination and Changes in Biology During Pregnancy Among African American Women

Profound racial health disparities in maternal and infant health exist in the USA. Discrimination based on race may contribute to these …

A time to be born: Variation in the hour of birth in a rural population of Northern Argentina

We found that the peak number of births occurred between 12:00AM and 4:00AM, while a trough in births occurred in the evening hours. …