Cortni Borgerson


Dr. Cortni Borgerson, assistant professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University,recently completed her Post Doctoral Fellowship with Chris Golden at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health (see here for current website). Her research explores the interactions between environmental and human health. She is particularly interested in why people choose to hunt endangered species, and examines how this hunting affects both human health and wildlife conservation. Dr. Borgerson is currently managing numerous interventions to improve food security and reduce unsustainable hunting in Madagascar, including programs on the farming of native edible insects and sustainable poultry. In addition to her field research and active development interventions, she is a National Geographic Explorer, an Animal Planet guest co-host, and a Commission member for the Madagascar Section of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group.