Dr. Melby works as an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware.
Special areas of interest include:
– Examines how environmental factors affect human health and development.
– Current research focuses on cultural factors that influence childhood obesity, mother and child health, menopause, metabolism and diet.
– More than a decade spent researching menopause in Japan. Found a connection between soy and reducing the severity of hot flashes.