I study the evolution and development of social ties and their health and fitness consequences. Importantly, I do this with alife stage perspective. I aim to investigate how the costs and benefits of social integration vary and how cumulative experiences take shape physiologically over an individual’s lifetime. To do this in wild primates, my research typically capitalizes on the rare opportunity (and challenge) to use long-term field studies to determine how individuals manage the costs and benefits of sociality over a long life course. My doctoral training was in evolutionary primatology at Columbia University, where I worked withMarina Cords. In my dissertation on blue monkeys living in Kakamega Forest Kenya, I evaluated short-term correlates of social ties during development, including energy balance and glucocorticoids, and the early-life development of sociality broadly. I evaluated biological markers in collaboration with several labs, including James Higham at New York University, Erin Vogel at Rutgers University, and Michael Heistermann at the German Primate Center. For my dissertation, I also examined the short and long-term links between social ties and mortality in adult females. In my postdoctoral research, I am expanding my research program by evaluating the consequences of social ties on oxidative stress and immunological health. I am working with Melissa Emery Thompson in the CHmPP lab at University of New Mexico, capitalizing on a comprehensive, longitudinal data set on wild chimpanzees, living in Kibale National Forest, Uganda. This unique data set bridges the gap between short- and long-term outcomes of social status and integration. My future direction is to build a strong non-human primate model of human health inequalities that result from social exclusion. This project is on multi-species competition surrounding the Ngogo field site in the Kibale Forest, Uganda, and its impact on immune regulation and energetics in the local population of blue monkeys. For this project, I collaborate with Michelle Brown at UC Santa Barbara and her field staff at the Ngogo Monkey Project.