Andrew Froehle


Andrew W. Froehle, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Community Health

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Major Active Projects

  • Musculoskeletal health and mobility following bariatric weight-loss surgery
  • Effects of aging-related changes in aerobic fitness on gait and mobility
  • Gait maturation and cost of transport in late childhood and early adolescence


University of California, San Diego, Ph.D., Anthropology, 2011

University of California, San Diego, M.A., Anthropology, 2004

University of Wisconsin, Madison, B.A., Anthropology, 2001

Professional Positions

2011–present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Morphological Sciences and Biostatistics, Lifespan Health Research Center, Department of Community Health, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Select Publications and Presentations

Peer-reviewed Papers

In press: Froehle AW, Nahhas RW, Sherwood RJ, Duren DL. Age-related changes in spatiotemporal characteristics of gait accompany ongoing lower limb linear growth in late childhood and early adolescence. Gait Posture.

In press: Somerville AD, Fauvelle M, Froehle AW. Applying new approaches to modeling diet and status: isotopic evidence for commoner resiliency and elite variability in the Classic Maya Lowlands. J Archaeol Sci.

In press: Duren DL, Šešelj M, Froehle AW, Nahhas RW, Sherwood RJ. Skeletal growth and the changing genetic landscape during childhood and adulthood. Am J Phys Anthropol.

2012: Froehle AW, Kellner CM, Schoeninger MJ. Multivariate carbon and nitrogen stable isotope model for the reconstruction of prehistoric human diet. Am J Phys Anthropol 147:352-369.

2010: Froehle AW, Kellner CM, Schoeninger MJ. FOCUS: Effect of diet and protein source on carbon stable isotope ratios in collagen: follow up to Warinner and Tuross (2009). J Archaeol Sci 37:2662-2670.

2009: Froehle AW, Churchill SE. Energetic competition between Neandertals and anatomically modern humans. Paleoanthropology 2009:96-116.

2008: Froehle AW. Climate variables as predictors of basal metabolic rate: new equations. Am J Hum Biol 20:510-529.

2006: Froehle AW, Schoeninger MJ. Intraspecies variation in BMR does not affect estimates of early hominin total daily energy expenditure. Am J Phys Anthropol 131:552-559.

Book Chapters

In press: Froehle AW, Yokley TR, Churchill SE. Energetics and the evolution of modern humans. In: Smith FH, Ahern JCM, editors. The Origins of Modern Humans, Biology Reconsidered, 2nd Edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Presentations and Published Abstracts

2012: Schoeninger MJ, Beasley M, Froehle AW, Kellner CM. Diets of Early hominins: alternative hypotheses for the isotope data. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 54:262.

2012: Yokley TR, Froehle AW, Churchill SE. Decreased maintenance energy expenditure in modern humans and the resultant demographic displacement of archaic humans. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 54:308-309.

2011: Somerville AD, Froehle AW. New approaches to investigating Maya diet: a three-isotope model for the reconstruction of dietary protein sources. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 52:280.

2011: Froehle AW, Ngo HT, Natarajan L, Schoeninger MJ, Hopkins SR. Short-term exercise does not elevate basal metabolic rate (BMR) in postmenopausal women in the absence of increased fat free mass (FFM). Am J Hum Biol 23:259.

2010: Froehle AW, Ngo HT, Hopkins SR, Natarajan L, Schoeninger MJ. Relationship between physical activity, body composition and basal metabolic rate in postmenopausal women. Am J Hum Biol 22:252-253.

2009: Froehle AW, Kellner CM, Schoeninger MJ. A three-variable analysis of carbon and nitrogen isotope values discriminates between dietary energy and protein sources in prehistoric humans. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 48:130.

2007: Froehle AW. Climatic variables and basal metabolic rate: meta-analysis and derivation of a general predictive equation. Am J Hum Biol 19:254.

2007: Froehle AW. Environmental and methodological influences on daily energy expenditure in early modern Homo sapiens.” Paleoanthropology Society Abstracts 2007:9.

2005: Froehle AW, Schoeninger MJ. Assessment of factors affecting BMR in humans and chimpanzees, and derivation of new predictive equations. Am J Phys Anthropol Suppl. 40:104.

2004: Froehle AW, Schoeninger MJ. Sex differences in the energetic cost of foraging in human hunter-gatherers and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). UCSD All-Grad Symposium.

1999: Froehle AW, Sherwood RJ. Basicranial flexion in apes and humans: evidence from radiographs with implications for extinct hominids. University of Wisconsin Sophomore Summer Honors Research Fellowship Symposium.