Amanda Mummert

Current Position
Director, Data Asset Management and Sales at IBM


During her time as a student in the Anthropology department at Emory, Amanda participated in the Predictive Health and Society research pathway as part of the Molecules to Mankind (M2M) doctoral program sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and the Graduate Certificate Program in Translational Research. Her previous experiences range from archaeological fieldwork in Cotahuasi, Peru and the central coast of California to analytic work at a public health research firm on projects providing feedback to physicians on patient adherence to recommended preventive care screenings and research aimed at improving health outcomes. She currently works as a Director at IBM as part of Watson Health, managing a ~$8 million revenue P&L.


Her research interests include bioethics, nutrition, skeletal biology, the interactions between different internal body systems, the history of human health, and cultural mediators of disease processes. Her recent research experience includes biomedical and behavioral observations with Rhesus monkeys at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
Topics of Interest:
bioethics, nutrition, skeletal biology, systems biology, the history of human health, and cultural mediators of disease processes.


Emory University Ph.D., M.A., (2016), Anthropology, Predictive Health and Society Concentration, Molecules to Mankind, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Fellowship
University of California Santa Barbara B.A., Physical Anthropology, minor in English (June 2006) Senior Honors Thesis: A Bioarcheological Analysis of Middle Horizon Peruvian Tombs


Lampl M, Esche E, Mummert A, Thompson AL. Growth and life course health: A review. Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology (Submitted).

Cholko M and Mummert A. Psychosocial stress and premature aging: The role of the media in promoting positive lifestyle change. Journal of Public Health Research (Submitted).

Mummert A, Esche E, Robinson J, and Armelagos GJ. Stature and robusticity at agricultural transitions: Evidence from the bioarchaeological record. Economics and Human Biology (2011) 9:3, 284-301.

Esche E., Mummert A, Robinson J, and Armelagos GJ. Cancer in Egypt and Nubia. Anthropologie: International Journal of the Science of Man (Accepted).

Kellner CM, Mummert A, Palma Malaga M, Mora F, and Ochoa G. Chapter 10: Bioarchaeological Analysis of the Tenahaha Tombs. In: Tenahaha and the Wari State:  A View of the Middle Horizon from the Cotahuasi Valley, Jennings J and Yépez Álvarez, eds. Los Angeles: University of California Los Angeles Press (In Press).

Goetzel RZ, Ozminkowski RJ, Bowen J, Tabrizi MJ, Weiss A, Hohlbauch A, DeJoy DM, Wilson M, Roemer EC, Mummert A, Baker K, Short M, Liss-Levinson R, and Samoly D. Employer Integration of Health Promotion and Health Protection Programs.  International Journal of Workplace Health Management. (2008) 1:2, 109-122.

Mummert, A. (Thomson Healthcare), Nagamine, M. (Thomson Healthcare), and Myers, M. (AHRQ). Childbirth-Related Hospitalizations among Adolescent Girls, 2004. HCUP Statistical Brief #31. May 2007. U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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