I received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook; an M.A. in Biological Anthropology from Kent State University; and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience focus) from SUNY Binghamton. I then spent two years as a Postdoctoral fellow in Psychology at Tufts University and became a professor of Psychology at UCLA in 2001. I am currently Professor with tenure at UCLA and am a participating member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute and the Integrative Center for Learning and Memory. I have previously served as President of the International Society for Comparative Psychology and of the Ancestral Health Society. I founded the Ancestral Health Society and the Journal of Evolution and Health of which I am an Editor-in-Chief. I also founded a HealthCrowds, a website dedicated to crowd sourcing health solutions.