Faculty Research Spotlight: Dr. Escasa-Dorne of Anthropology

Michelle Escasa-Dorne

Dr. Michelle Escasa-Dorne, Associate Professor of Anthropology, was an author on the following recent publication: Swami, V., Escasa-Dorne, M. et al. (2020). The Breast Size Satisfaction Survey (BSSS): Breast Size Dissatisfaction and its Antecedents and Outcomes in Women from 40 Nations. Body Image, 32:199-217. Keep reading to learn more about this study.

This project was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Viren Swami , Department of Psychology & Psychological Medicine, Anglia Ruskin University & Perdana University, and over 85 researchers studying populations from 40 countries. Dr. Dorne collected data in the Philippines. and provided the following brief overview:

“For this study, we used a survey to collect information on women’s knowledge of breast cancer lifetime risk. We are also asking participants to view images of digitally altered drawings of women’s bodies with differing breast sizes and choose which of the photos they feel are most representative of themselves, their age group, their home country, and those that they feel men/women most prefer. This publication received significant press coverage, featured in BBC News, The Atlantic, The Independent, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Science Daily, and many other outlets.”

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