Faculty and Staff


Ivy Yeh Hui-Yuan (Nanyang Assistant Professor)


Telephone: 6316 8959
Mailing Address:
Nanyang Technological University
School of Humanities
48 Nanyang Avenue, HSS-05-27
Singapore 639818


Dr Yeh joined the School as Nanyang Assistant Professor on 1 July 2017. Prior to this, Dr Yeh was with the School as a CLASS Postdoctoral Fellow from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. She received her PhD in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, in 2016. Her research expertise lies in biological anthropology with a focus on migration, health and diet in ancient populations in Taiwan and its neighbouring regions. Since 2013, she has also started studying the northwestern region of China where a partial section of the Silk Road was located. Currently, she has a team working on the region.
Dr Yeh is especially interested in the analysis of the health, disease, diet and nutrition of past human communities, as well as population interactions. In particular, the spread of disease on a global scale from a wider historic as well as evolutionary perspective. Her research projects explore how pathogen transference patterns via population interactions and migrations throughout human history to understand how human health has been impacted by diseases. She has published in Lancet, Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine, International Journal of Paleopathology, Journal of Archaeological Science, The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, and The Korean Journal of Parasitology

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