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



M.A., Biological Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara (2023)

B.A., Biological Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara (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 am a PhD student in Integrative Anthropological Sciences and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow interested in nonhuman primate reproductive and immune biology.

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




Frogge, H., Jones, R., Angedaking, S., Busobozi, R., Kabagambe, P., Angwela, F., 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

Frogge, H., Juma Othman, O., Georgiev, A. (in prep). Gastrointestinal parasites of Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii).



  • Parasitology
  • Introductory Evolutionary Psychology
  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Introduction to Archaeological Anthropology