Hannah Frogge

Graduate Student


Integrative Anthropological Science

  • Primatology
  • Disease
  • Demography


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.


My research focuses on non-human primates health, reproduction, and energetics. I am interested in how infectious diseases impact energetic trade-offs between key fitness-related behaviors in several groups of monkeys in Kibale National Park, Uganda.


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


Frogge, H. (2019) Past for a future. UC Santa Barbara Sustainability Newsletter (April 2019)