Beatrice Caffé

I am Beatrice Caffé, a Brazilian immigrant who was raised in Northern California. I am currently an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate student at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. I graduated with a Bachelors in Anthropology, with a focus on evolutionary medicine, from Humboldt State University. My research interests include public health, reproductive ecology, immunity, and human milk. My master's thesis investigates the correlation between maternal and infant characteristics and the concentrations of immune factors in human milk. I have worked on multiple interdisciplinary projects in collaboration with several universities. Previously, I have worked to conduct an intervention study researching the infant oral and maternal milk microbiomes. Currently, I am working on a national research effort to understand infant feeding practices and COVID 19.