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Joslyn Cassady

Joslyn Cassady received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, following a BA in Biology and Anthropology from Luther College and three years of work in a molecular genetics laboratory at the Mayo Clinic. Joslyn’s dissertation was based on nearly three years of field research on the effects of radioactive contamination on Iñupiat communities in Arctic Alaska. Upon completion of her graduate studies, Joslyn served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was stationed in Wyoming. She investigated disease outbreaks throughout the state and responded to national public health emergencies. In 2003, Joslyn was hired as a joint appointment in Anthropology and Behavioral Science at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey where she directed the Behavioral Science Program for eight years and was an Associate Professor. While at Drew, Joslyn continued her interdisciplinary work on environmental pollution and risk assessment in the Far North and served as a consultant on genetic disease prevention among Amish communities in Holmes County, Ohio. In 2018, Joslyn was hired as an Assistant Instructional Professor in the University of Wyoming Honors College to both teach and oversee undergraduate research projects.
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