Nicole (Nic) Thompson González

Assistant Professor

Office Location

HSSB - Office 2072
BioEng Bldg - Basement Room 0202


Integrative Anthropological Studies 


I am a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary primatologist with a research focus on the links between sociality, health, and biological fitness in human and non-human primates. My work integrates evolutionary biology, animal behavior, sociology, and public health, and tackles questions by pairing behavioral, ecological, and biomarker data. Active research topics include 1) costs and benefits of social ties at different stages of the life course, 2) social and environmental influences on energetics and immunity, and 3) drivers of changes in social strategies and profiles with age.