Name: Dr. Christina L. Fojas
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Office Location: Science and Allied Health 125
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 6276
Email: christina.fojas@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

Ph.D., University of Tennessee

M.S., Mercyhurst University

B.A., New York University

Bio:

Christina Fojas received a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, MS in Biological Anthropology from Mercyhurst University, and BA in Anthropology from New York University. She has worked with the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of New York on a renewed operation to identify victims from September 11, 2001, conducted bioarchaeological fieldwork in Sudan, and trained the FBI on recovery techniques to locate and excavate clandestine graves. Prior to Marist, she was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the West Virginia School of Osteopathetic Medicine.

Publications:

Fojas CL, Kim J, Minsky-Rowland JD, Algee-Hewitt BFB. (Accepted). Testing Inter-observer Reliability of the Transition Analysis Aging Method on the William M. Bass Forensic Skeletal Collection. American Journal of Physical Anthropology https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23342

Fojas CL, Cabo LL, Passalacqua NV, Rainwater CW, Puentes K, Symes SA. (2015). The Utility of Spatial Analysis in the Recognition of Normal and Abnormal Patterns in Burned Human Remains. In: Passalacqua NV, Rainwater CW, editors. Skeletal Trauma Analysis: Case Studies in Context. West Sussex: Wiley. p. 204-221.

Research Interests:

Skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, human anatomy, medical education, human growth and development

Affiliations:

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

American Association of Anatomists

American Association of Clinical Anatomists

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Presentations:

Fojas, CL. (2017). Heterogeneity in Oral Health in Middle Tennessee during the Mississippian Period. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S64:182.

Fojas, CL. (2016). Physiological stress in the Middle Cumberland Region of Tennessee: Mortality and survivorship differences during the Mississippian Period. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S62:146.

Fojas CL, Collins S, Shirley NR. (2015). Radiographic Versus Dry Bone Assessment of Sacral Epiphyses. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal 29:866.9.

Fojas CL, Kim J, Minsky-Rowland JD, Algee-Hewitt B. (2015). Testing Inter-observer Reliability of the Transition Analysis Aging Method on the William M. Bass Skeletal Collection. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 21: 127-128.

Fojas CL. (2014). Developmental Changes in Cross-sectional Geometry of the Mandibular Corpus. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal 28: 918.23

Mileusnic-Polchan D, Fojas CL, Steadman DW, Marks MK. (2013). Postmortem Redistribution and Necrokinetics of Amphetamine, Cocaine, Morphine, and Oxycodone During Post-Embalming Decomposition. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 19: 552.

Fojas CL, Shirley NR, Passalacqua NV. (2012). Investigation into human sacral fusion with regard to skeletal age. American Journal of Physical Anthropology S54:145.

Passalacqua NV, Vollner JM, Fojas CL. (2012). Subadult Age-at-death Estimation from Human Metatarsals. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 18: 387.

Fojas CL, Rainwater CW, Cabo LL, Symes SA. (2011). Using Spatial Analysis to Recognize Normal and Abnormal Patterns in Burned Bodies. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 17: 367-368.

Fojas CL. (2010). A Radiographic Assessment of Age Using Distal Radius Epiphysis Presence in a Modern Subadult Sample. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 16: 371-372.