Ivy Hui-Yuan Yeh’s expertise lies in biological anthropology, with a focus on migration, health, and diet in ancient and modern populations in Asia. Her projects entail two main topics: the migrations and diets of ancient and modern Austronesians; and population genetics and disease research on local communities in Southeast Asia. These projects are supported by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and conducted in collaboration with Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. Ivy also served as a review editor for Evolutionary and Population Genetics for Loop, the open science research network powered by Frontiers.

Job Titles: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Director of the Bioarchaeology Lab

Professional Qualifications / Memberships

2013 – 2021 Member of the Cambridge Infectious Diseases (CID) Cambridge, UK
2016 Member of the British Society for Parasitology (BSP) Bedfordshire, UK
2015 Member of the American Society of Parasitologists (ASP) US
2014-2015 Member of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Ann Arbor, US
2014-2015 Member of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA) Canberra, Australia
2014 Member of the British Association for Forensic Anthropology (BAFA) and British Association for Human Identification (BAHID) Newark, US
2014-2015 Member of the Paleopathology Association (PPA) US/Canada
2013-2015 Member of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and

Osteoarchaeology (BABAO)


Academic Honours and Awards

Selected Poster Presentation (finalist), Biological and Biomedical Science Session, SET for Britain event, at the House of Parliament, UK

Topic: ‘Detecting Diseases in Past Civilizations: How Ancient Parasites Could Help Us Fight Modern Allergies’

Taiwanese Archaeology Research Award, National Museum of Prehistory, Taiwan

Non-Academic Achievements

(1) National Gymnastic Competition(Type B), National Intercollegiate Athletic Games, Taiwan, 2002. Vault 6th place; Uneven Bars 7th place; Balance Beam 7th place; Floor Exercise 7th place.

(2) National Classical Dance Competition, Top 3, Taiwan, 2004.

Email Address: hyyeh@ntu.edu.sg

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