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Chris Reiber  Chris Reiber

   Associate Professor of Anthropology
   PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
   MPH in epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1997
   Biomedical anthropologist
   607-777-2643   Science 1, Room 211

 Research interests

Chris Reiber is a biological anthropologist whose expertise revolves around evolutionary and epidemiological modeling of women's health issues, cardiovascular health and substance abuse. She has experience as an analyst in the pharmaceutical industry (pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism), and has done extensive university teaching at several schools within the University of Pittsburgh system, Maryville University and Carlow College. She has been an independent analytical consultant to federally-funded researchers in psychology and addiction medicine, and is the former director of Analytical Services for the Clinical Trials Group of UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute's Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP), for which she and her team handled all statistical/analytical issues for all clinical trials, including complex single- and multi-site clinical trials containing biomedical, behavioral, demographic, economic, cost-benefit, safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetic data. Her research has included topics within women's health (Premenstrual Syndrome, menopause), cardiovascular health (perimenopausal changes in cardiovascular health in women, intra-abdominal adipose tissue as a cardiovascular risk factor), substance abuse and treatment (clinical trials of new pharmacological products for addiction, women and substance abuse), and evolutionary and epidemiological sciences.


Reiber, C. 2011. Women's health at the crossroads of evolution and epidemiology. In M. Fischer, J.R. Garcia, R. Sokol Chang, & S.L. Strout, (Eds.). Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women. Oxford University Press. Accepted, Forthcoming.

Morris, C.E., and C. Reiber. 2011. Frequency, intensity, and expression of post-relationship grief. EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium; 3(1): 1-11.

Reiber, C. 2010. A new perspective on menopause: Female gamete competition. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 4(4): 215-240.

Reiber, C., E.C. Shattuck, S. Fiore, V. David, P. van Goozen, and J. Moore. 2010. Change in human social behavior in response to a common vaccine. Annals of Epidemiology 20(10): 729-733. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2010.06.014

Reiber, C., and J. Moore. 2010. Synergies that work: Evolution, epidemiology, and new insights. Annals of Epidemiology 20(10): 725-728. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2010.06.006

Reiber, C., and J. Garcia. 2010. Hooking up: Gender differences, evolution, and pluralistic ignorance. Evolutionary Psychology 8(3): 390-404.

Mouttapa, M., D,W. Watson, J.M. McCuller, S. Sussman, W.J. Weiss, C. Reiber, D. Lewis, and W. Tsai. 2010. I'm mad and I'm bad: Links between self-identification as a gangster, symptoms of anger, and alcohol use among minority juvenile offenders. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 8: 71-82. DOI: 10.1177/1541204009339008.

Mouttapa, M., D.W. Watson, W.J. McCuller, C. Reiber, W. Tsai, and M. Plug. 2009. Substance use and HIV prevention for youth in correctional facilities. Journal of Correctional Education 60(4): 289-315.

Reiber, C. 2009. Evolution for epidemiologists. Annals of Epidemiology 19(4): 276-279. DOI: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2008.12.016.

Reiber, C. 2009. Empirical support for an evolutionary model of Premenstrual Syndrome. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 3(1): 9-28.

Garcia, J.R., and C. Reiber. 2008. Hook-up behavior: A biopsychosocial perspective. Special issue: Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS). Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology 2(4): 192-208.

Garruto, R., C. Reiber, M.P. Alfonso, H. Gastrich, K. Needham, S. Sunderman, S. Walker, J. Weeks, N. DeRosa, E. Faisst, J. Dunn, K. Fanelli, and K. Shilkret. 2008. Risk Behaviors in a Rural Community with a Known Point-Source Exposure to Chronic Wasting Disease. Environmental Health 7:31. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-7-31.

Reiber, C. 2008. An evolutionary study of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). (Abstract) American Journal of Human Biology 20(2): 230-231.

Walker, S., and C. Reiber. 2008. Evaluating physical fitness trends and outcomes in children using FitnessGram standardized test scores. (Abstract) American Journal of Human Biology 20(2): 238.

Reiber, C. 2008. Review of Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives. Edited by W.R. Trevathan, E.O. Smith, and J.J. McKenna (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). (Invited book review) American Journal of Human Biology 20: 495-496. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.20801.

Reiber, C. 2008. An Evolutionary Model of Premenstrual Syndrome. Medical Hypotheses 70: 1058-1065. DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2007.08.031

Christian, D.R., A. Huber, M.L. Brecht, M.J. McCann, P. Marinelli-Casey, R.H. Lord, C. Reiber, T.H. Lu, G.P. Galloway, and The Methamphetamine Treatment Project Corporate Authors. 2007. Methamphetamine Users Entering Treatment: Characteristics of the Methamphetamine Treatment Project Sample. Substance Use and Misuse 42(14): 2207-2222. DOI: 10.1080/10826080701209341.

Watson, D.W., M. Mouttapa, C. Reiber, W.J. McCuller, R. Arancibia, J.A. Kavich, E. Nieves, J. Novgrod, N. Mai, L. Bisesi, and T. Sim. 2007. The Life Interventions for Family Effectiveness (LIFE) Project: Preliminary Findings on Alternative School Intervention for Adolescents. Journal of Correctional Education, 58(1): 57-68.

Reiber, C. 2007. An Evolutionary Model of Premenstrual Syndrome. Medical Hypotheses; in press.

Reiber, C. 2007. PMS: Diagnostic and Definitional Issues. American Journal of Human Biology 19(2): 275-276.

Rawson, R.A., M. McCann, F. Flammino, S. Shoptaw, K. Miotto, C. Reiber, and W. Ling. 2006. A Comparison of Contingency Management and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches for Stimulant-Dependent Individuals. Addiction 101: 267-274.

Shoptaw, S., D.W. Watson, C. Reiber , R. A. Rawson, A. Montgomery, D. Majewska, and W. Ling. 2005. Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of Cabergoline, Hydergine and Levodopa/Carbidopa: Los Angeles Cocaine Rapid Efficacy and Safety Trial (CREST). Addiction 100 (suppl. 1): 78-90.

Rawson, R.A., P. Marinelli-Casey, M.D. Anglin, A. Dickow, Y. Frazier, C. Gallagher, G.P. Galloway, J. Herrell, A. Huber, M.J. McCann, J. Obert, S. Pennell, C. Reiber , D. Vandersloot, J. Zweben, and The Methamphetamine Treatment Project Corporate Authors. 2004. A Multi-Site Comparison of Psychosocial Approaches for the Treatment of Methamphetamine Dependence. Addiction; 99: 708-718.

Amass, L., W. Ling, T.E. Freese, C. Reiber, J.J. Annon, A.J. Cohen, D. McCarty, M. Reid, L.S. Brown, C. Clark, D.M. Ziedonis, J. Krejck, S. Stine , T. Winhusen, G. Brigham, D. Babcock, J. Muir, B. Buchan, and T. Horton. 2004. Bringing Buprenorphine-Naloxone Detoxification to Community Treatment Providers: The NIDA Clinical Trials Network Field Experience. American Journal of Addictions; 13: S42-S66.

Cohen, J.B., A. Dickow, K. Horner, J.E. Zweben, J. Balabais, D. Vandersloot, and C. Reiber . 2003. Abuse and Violence History of Men and Women in Treatment for Methamphetamine Dependence. American Journal on Addictions; 12(5): 377-385.

Reiber, C. , A. Ramirez, D. Parent, and R. Rawson. 2002. Predicting Treatment Success in Patient Populations of Cocaine Dependent Individuals. Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 68: 35-48.

Rawson, R.A., A. Huber, M. McCann, S. Shoptaw, D. Farabee, C. Reiber , and W. Ling. 2002. A Comparison of Contingency Management and Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches during Methadone Maintenance Treatment for Cocaine Dependence. Archives of General Psychiatry; 59:817-824 .

Rawson, R.A., A. Washton, C. Domier, and C. Reiber . 2002. Drugs and Sexual Effects: Role of Drug Type and Gender. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment; 22(2): 103-108 .

Amass, L., J.B. Kamien, C. Reiber , and S.A. Branstetter. 2000. Abuse Liability of IV Buprenorphine-naloxone, Buprenorphine and Hydromorphone in Buprenorphine-naloxone Maintained Volunteers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 60, Suppl. No.1: S6.

Reiber, C., G.P. Galloway, J.B. Cohen, J.C. Hsu, and R.H. Lord. 2000. A Descriptive Analysis of Participant Characteristics and Patterns of Substance Use in the CSAT Methamphetamine Treatment Project: The First 6 Months. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; 32(2): 183-191.

Galloway, G.P., P. Marinelli-Casey, J. Stalcup, R.H. Lord, D. Christian, J.B. Cohen, C. Reiber , and D. Vandersloot. 2000. Treatment as Usual in the Methamphetamine Treatment Project: What are the Community Treatments for Methamphetamine Dependence that are being Compared to the Matrix Model? Journal of Psychoactive Drugs; 32(2): 165-176.

Raikkonen, K., K.A. Matthews, L.H. Kuller, C. Reiber, and C.H. Bunker. 1999. A nger, Hostility and Visceral Adipose Tissue in Healthy Postmenopausal Women. Metabolism; 48(9): 1146-1151.

Gaulin, S.J.C., I. Silverman, K. Phillips, and C. Reiber Milberg . 1997. Possible Activational Hormone Influences on Abilities and Attitudes. Evolution and Cognition 3(2): 191-199 .

Reiber, C.M., L.H. Kuller, K.A. Matthews, R.R. Wing, and C.H. Bunker. 1997. Visceral Adipose Tissue and Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 13 (Supp. B): 13-14B.

Reiber Milberg, C. 1996. Kin Selection. Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology. David Levinson, ed . New Haven : Henry Holt, pp. 680-2.

Saksida, L.M., A.D. Redish, C. Reiber, S.J.C. Gaulin, and D.S. Touretzky. 1996. Landmark-based Navigation in Gerbils Supports Vector Voting. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 21.


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