Brianna Gardner is a Ph.D. student in biological anthropology, advised by Dr. Graciela Cabana. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 with a BA in Anthropology, with a concentration in Human Biology. In 2018 she graduated from Durham University in Durham, England with an MSc in Palaeopathology. Her master's research focused on reassessing methods of identification and differentiation of orbital roof lesions associated with metabolic disease manifestation in urban Medieval populations.
Brianna is interested in combining genetic and skeletal analysis to assess the role of genetic susceptibility in disease manifestation within afflicted archaeological populations.