Lori Tremblay is a doctoral candidate in biological anthropology who specializes in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. As an expert in human osteology, she examines human skeletal remains from archaeological contexts for evidence of disease, trauma, and other signs of physiological stress. She is interested in how normalized social and socioeconomic structures (of oppression and marginalization) as well as identity may have had an impact on health and risk for stress in past populations. She is also interested in exploring health care provisioning and efficacy in industrial era institutionalized populations.
Her current research focuses primarily on the biological impact of structural violence in impoverished and institutionalized (asylum) adult populations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in New York and Wisconsin.