Hannah Frogge

Graduate Student


Integrative Anthropological Science

  • Wildlife health and Disease
  • Reproductive ecology 
  • Anthropogenic impacts
  • Life history theory
  • Human-wildlife interaction
  • One Health
  • Biodemography
  • Wildlife conservation


I earned my B.A. in Biological Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara in 2019.


I am a graduate student in Integrative Anthropological Sciences. I have always been interested in studying animals and infectious diseases, but I never would have thought that I would be following wild monkeys and collecting samples in the middle of a Ugandan rain forest. I began researching gastrointestinal parasites in  monkeys during my undergraduate career and earned by B.A. in Biological Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. Since then, I have been able to expand my research and, hopefully, the work I do will influence wildlife conservation efforts in the near and far future.


I study the effect of anthropogenic change on primate health and fitness. In doing so, I apply a variety of biomarkers to assess ovarian function, immunocompetence, and energy balance


Health and Disease in a Declining Population of Blue Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis)


Frogge, H., Jones, R. A., Angedakin, S., Busobozi, R., Kabagambe, P., Angwela, F. O., Thompson González, N., & Brown, M. (2022). Constraints on population growth of blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) in Kibale National Park, Uganda, Behaviour, 159(10), 961-987. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/1568539X-bja10160


Parasitology, Introductory Evolutionary Psychology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology