Louis Calistro Alvarado

Office: Arts & Sciences, 107
Ph: (518) 442-4715
Email: lalvarado@albany.edu                                                 Publications
Ph.D., University of New Mexico                                          Curriculum Vitae

Louis Calistro Alvarado

Interests:

Behavioral and reproductive ecology, evolutionary endocrinology, prostate cancer epidemiology, social inequity and health disparities

Areas:

rural Poland

My research concentrates on the expression of men’s steroid physiology across the life course, and its effect on behavioral and morphological aspects of male phenotype, including health outcomes. I conduct field research at a rural agricultural village located in a region of the Carpathian Mountains within Southern Poland. I use non-invasive hormone sampling procedures to examine interactions between men’s testosterone levels, work demands, parenting, musculoskeletal function, and senescence. I am also particularly interested in relationships between testosterone and androgen-sensitive disease, such as cancer of the prostate gland, and investigate comparative endocrinology across human societies in order to identify socioecological factors underlying epidemiologic disparity in prostate cancer.