Lynne Morrison with dogs


I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in Physical Anthropology. The courses that I teach include Medical, Applied, and Ecological Anthropology as well as Human Evolution, Primatology, Physical Anthropology Lab, and Culture, Sex and Gender. Icompleted a 4-year NIH-funded study on women’s menstrual cycle, sexuality, and well being and another on menopausal women on the Big Island. My previous research includes HIV/AIDS in Thailand, Canada, and Hawaiʻi.

Current Research

Selected Publications

  • Sievert LL, #A Reza, P Mills, L Morrison, #N Rahberg, #A Goodloe, M Sutherland, & D Brown. (Submitted). Diurnal rhythm and concordance between objective and subjective hot flashes: The Hilo Women's Health Study. Submitted Aug. 27, 2009.
  • Brown, DE, LL Sievert, LA Morrison, #AM Reza & #PS Mills (in press). Do Japanese American Women Really Have Fewer Hot Flashes than European Americans? The Hilo Women’s Health Study. Menopause. DOI: 10.1097/gme.0b013e31819d88da.
  • Morrison, LA, #L Larkspur, #MJ Calibuso, & SG Brown. (2010). Health and behavioral characteristics associated with menstrual attitudes. American Journal of Health Behavior. 34(1):90-100.
  • Brown, S, LA Morrison, #M Calibuso, & #T Christiansen. (2008). The menstrual cycle and sexual behavior: relationship to eating, exercise, sleep, and health patterns. Women & Health 48(4): 429-444. doi:10.1080/03630240802575179.
  • Morrison, L, #A Reza, #K Cardines, #K Foutch-Chew, & C Severance. (2008) Determinants of infant-feeding choice among young women in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Health Care for Women International 29, (8& 9): 807-825.
  • Brown, SG, LA Morrison, #LM Larkspur, #AL Marsh, & #N Nicolaisen (2008). Well-Being, sleep, exercise patterns, and the menstrual cycle: a comparison of natural hormones, oral contraceptives and Depo-Provera. Women & Health 47(1):105-121.
  • Sievert, LL, LA Morrison, #AM Reza, DE Brown, #E Kalua, & #HAT Tefft (2007). Age-related differences in health complaints: The Hilo Women’s Health Study. Women & Health 45(3):31-51.
  • Sievert, LL, LA Morrison, DE Brown & #AM Reza (2007). Vasomotor symptoms among Japanese-American and European-American women living in Hilo, Hawaii. Menopause 14(2): 261-9.
  • Morrison, L (2006). It’s in their nature: Women’s perception of risk for HIV/AIDS in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Culture, Health, and Sexuality 8(2): 145-159.
  • Morrison, L (2004). Traditions in Transition: Young People’s Risk for HIV in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Qualitative Health Research 14(3): 328-344.
  • Morrison, L (2004) Ceausescu’s Legacy: Family Struggles and Institutionalization of Children in Romania. Journal of Family History 29(2): 168-192.

Book Chapters

  • Guruge S, G Donner, & L Morrison (2000). “Impact of Reform on the Health of Recent Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada” in Care and Consequences, Diana Gustafson (ed.) pp.222-242. Fernwood Publishing, Nova Scotia.
  • Morrison, L, S Guruge & K Snarr (1999). “Sri Lankan Tamils in Toronto: Immigration, Marriage Patterns and Sexuality” in Gender and Immigration, Debra L. DeLaet and Gregory A. Kelson (eds.) Pp. 144-160. Macmillan Press, Great Britain.
  • Morrison, L & S Guruge (1997). "We Are a Part of All That We Have Met: Women and AIDS" in Confronting the AIDS Epidemic: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on HIV/AIDS Education, Dr. Davidson Umeh (ed.) Pp. 199-214. World Africa Press: New Jersey.
  • Morrison, L , S Guruge, & K Snarr. (1997). Preliminary Findings of a Study of HIV/AIDS, Identity Retention, and Other Health Issues in a Sri Lankan Tamil Community in South Asian Studies Symposium: A Reader in South Asian Studies, Gillian McCann (ed.) Pp. 1-12. University of Toronto Press.