Dr. Rachel K. Wentz

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Gender Female
Industry Science
Occupation Medical Simulation Principal Investigator
Location ORLANDO, FL, United States
Introduction Dr. Wentz is a former firefighter/paramedic who went on to complete a PhD in Anthropology from Florida State University where she specialized in the bioarchaeological analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her master’s thesis was an analysis of fracture frequencies among the Windover skeletal population; a 7,000-year-old site in Titusville, FL. Her doctoral dissertation was a bioarchaeological assessment of the same population using the Western Hemisphere Health Index. Dr. Wentz has also analyzed remains from Little Salt Spring and Calico Hill, both prehistoric sites in Florida. She has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine. She obtained experience in forensic anthropology at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville and received training in the analyses of stable isotopes at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University. Dr. Wentz has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology, medical anthropology and forensic anthropology at Florida State University and is the author of seven books.