Gina Marie Agostini-Walesch, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor
Glendale, AZ

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Title
Research Asst. Professor

Campus
Glendale, AZ

College
College of Dental Medicine-Arizona

Department
College of Dental Medicine - Arizona

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623-572-3800

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gagost@midwestern.edu

Education

University of MA Amherst | 2017 | Ph.D.
NC State University | 2009 | M.A.
University of AR Fayetteville | 2007 | B.A.

Courses Taught

Community Partnerships for Global Health  --  Instructor  --  Research Practicum  --  Arizona State University   --  2018
Community Partnerships for Global Health  --  CoInstructor  --  Research Practicum   --  Arizona State University  --  2017
 

Research

I have worked in many diverse and collaborative research teams over the past decade. In practice, I fully embrace my "4-field anthropology" roots in that the scope of my research ranges from highly qualitative (linguistic anthropology and psychosocial health) to highly quantitative (skeletal/dental variation, 2D/3D imaging and analysis, evolutionary morphology). 

 

Publications

A scoping review of surgical masks and N95 filtering facepiece respirators: Learning from the past to guide the future of dentistry
Smith PB, Agostini G, Mitchell JC
Safety Science
2020

Cone beam computed tomography in dental education: A survey of U.S. postdoctoral periodontal programs
Beals D, Parashar V, Francis JR, Agostini G, Gill A
Journal of Dental Education
2019

Citizen Sociolinguistics: A new methods to understand fat talk
Agostini G, SturtzSreetharan CL, Wutich A, Williams D, Brewis A
PLoS ONE
2019

Health, well-being, and structural violence after sociopolitical revolution (in production)
Agostini G
In: The bioarchaeology of structural violence: A theoretical framework for Industrial Era inequality.
2019

Fat talk: A citizen sociolinguistic approach
SturtzSreetharan CL, Agostini G, Brewis A, Wutich A.
Journal of Sociolinguistics
Press Release
2019

"I need to lose some weight": Masculinity and body image as negotiated through fat talk
SturtzSreetharan CL, Agostini G, Wutich A, Mitchell C, Rines O, Romanello B, Brewis A.
Psychology of Men and Masculinity
2019 

Avoiding exercise mediates the effects of internalized and experienced weight stigma on physical activity in the years following bariatric surgery
Han S, Agostini G, Brewis AA, Wutich A.
BMC Obesity 
2018 

Bone functional adaptation does not erase neutral evolutionary information
Agostini G, Holt BM, Relethford JH.
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
2018

The befuddling nature of mouse lemur hands and feet at Bezà Mahafaly, SW Madagascar
Agostini G, Rasoazanabary E, Godfrey LR.
American Journal of Primatology
2017

The effect of weight on the femur: a cross-sectional analysis
Agostini G, Ross AH.
Journal of Forensic Science
NY Times Science Interview
2011

Organizations

2019-             International Association of Dental Research (IADR)

2019-             Women in Science network of the IADR

2019-             Craniofacial Biology group of the IADR

2019               Implantology group of the IADR

2019-             American Association of Dental Research (AADR), AZ chapter

2009-             American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA)

Grants

Interprofessional approaches to the management of dental anxiety in a university dental clinic
Pierre-Bez A, Agostini G, Obucina L, Chamberlain J, Jansen K, London L, Stein A, Mitchell JC
MWU One Health Grant Program
2020

Skeletal integration in behaviorally convergent species
Agostini G

National Science Foundation Division of Biological Infrastructure
2018

An integrative analysis of the primate skeleton
von Cramon Taubadel
National Science Foundation, Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Science
2018

Fluid masculinities: Body capital in shifting age and labor landscapes
Agostini G,
SturtzSreetharan C
Arizona State University Institute of Social Science Research
2018

Can long bone cross-sectional geometry reliably reveal interpopulation genetic distance?
Agostini G,
Holt BM
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
2014

Place and population landscape: Behavior, health and sociopolitical change
Agostini G

Cultural Heritage of Europe Social Studies (NSF-Underwritten program)
2012

Natural history collections scholarship
Agostini G

University of Massachusetts Amherst
2012

Project support and emerging student research awards
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Agostini G
2008, 2009, 2011