Christine M Pink, PhD

Christine M Pink, PhD
Christine M Pink, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology


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Contact Information

WMed
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Administrative:
Department of Pathology
269.337.6173
christine.pink@med.wmich.edu

Christine Pink, PhD, D-ABFA, is a forensic anthropologist with the Department of Pathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, and PhD at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Prior to WMed, Dr. Pink held a position as a forensic anthropologist at the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency before teaching biological anthropology a Metropolitan State University of Denver. Her teaching and research interests include cranial nonmetric traits and bone biogeochemistry.

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Forensic Anthropology
  • Education and Training

    • PhD 2013, Physical Anthropology, The University of Tennessee
    • MA 2005, Anthropology, Wayne State University
    • BS 2001, Anthropology, Michigan State University
  • Research

    • Human Population Genetics
    • Forensic Anthropology
    • Biogeochemistry
  • Presentations

    • The use of dental morphology in forensic anthropoloty. Pilloud MA, Scott GR, George RL, Pink CM, 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore,Maryland, 02/2019
    • Introduction of a mobile digital database system for standardization, quality assurance, and efficiency in forensic anthropology casework. Pink CM, Bria RE, 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore,Maryland, 02/2019
    • Forensic anthropology. Pink C, Colorado Association of Property and Evidence Technicians Fall Conference 2017, Steamboat Springs,Colorado, 09/2017
    • Reconstructing personhood: a historical perspective on fragmentary remains, DNA technology, and family acceptance of positive identifications of United States war dead. Pink CM, Winburn AP, 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans,Louisiana, 02/2017
    • Work-life balance. Pink C, Women in STEM conference: overcoming challenges, defining success, Denver,Colorado, 10/2016
    • Elemental analysis of Chanka pottery from Wari-era and post-collapse settlements using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Pink C, Kurin D, Boulanger M, 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando,Florida, 04/2016
    • Estimation of age-at-death using femoral cortical thickness, biomechanical, and histological variables. Ingvoldstad ME, Pink CM, 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Las Vegas,Nevada, 02/2016
    • Striking out and digging in: the effects of the rise and fall of the Wari Empire on population genetic structure in the Peruvian Andes. Pink C, 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaology, Honolulu,Hawaii, 04/2013
    • Mortuary ritual at the Hualcayan site in the Callejón de Huaylas, Peru. Pink C, Bria RE, 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis,Tennessee, 04/2012
    • Testing the nature of Wari's presence in the north-central highlands of Peru: a bioarchaeological perspective. Witt R, Pink C, Bria R, 77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis,Tennessee, 04/2012
    • Beyond the grave: continuity among Chanka populations in the Andahuaylas Province, Peru. Pink C, Kurin D, 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Sacramento,California, 04/2011
    • Hyoid fusion and the relationship with fracture: forensic anthropological implications. Bethard JD, Pink CM, 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, San Antonio,Texas, 02/2007