Claudia Valeggia’s work is primarily concerned with the interactions between human reproductive biology and the ecological and cultural context in which it develops. Her research program takes a biocultural approach, that is, the interplay between biology and culture takes a central role in interpreting reproductive and other demographic patterns.

Her research interests include human reproductive ecology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal and child health, evolutionary demography, biodemography of aging, and health of indigenous populations in Latin America.

She is originally from Argentina, from where she received a degree in biology. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis. Valeggia came to Yale in 2014 from the Department of Anthropology at Penn.