Stephanie Child, PhD

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Dr. Stephanie Child earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Texas-Arlington. While earning her degrees, she completed a six-year rotation as an intern at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in Texas, where she routinely engaged in the recovery, processing, and identification of human remains. After moving to Missouri, she remained actively involved as the lead consultant for law enforcement at the Human Skeletal Identification Laboratory. 

During her time in Missouri, Dr. Child taught anatomy and biology courses for a period of eight years before making her way to Idaho. Her research focuses on the relationship between angular and structural variation in the femur and is relevant and applicable to a variety of contexts, including variation in body form and proportions, postural behaviors, activity levels, and impaired mobility associated with a variety of gait disorders.