Life ways, life history patterns, cold climate adaptations, and potential health disparities of reindeer herders

Dr. Ocobock works in northern Finland, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Lapland and University of Oulu. This project focuses on reindeer herders, a highly active cold climate population. Her research assesses their life ways, life history patterns, cold climate adaptations, and addresses potential health disparities.

Research Focus

  • Maternal/Child and Community Health

    At the EIGH, our researchers explore multifaceted health issues pertaining to women, pregnancy, breastfeeding, reproduction, and infant and child well-being. Our focus to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates supports a global priority among health practitioners and researchers. Additionally, community-based research on the local and global levels promotes a team effort to protect and improve the health of population groups worldwide. 

Who’s Involved

EIGH Faculty

Global Partners

  • Minna Turunen, Päivi Soppela - University of Lapland and the Arctic Centre
  • Karl-Heinz Herzig - University of Oulu

Notre Dame Partners

  • College of Arts and Letters

Additional Information