Jessica Campbell, Des Moines University Master of Anatomy

Jessica Campbell, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Anatomy

Additional Roles
Postdoctoral Researcher, Master of Science in Anatomy Program

515-271-1622 (Office Phone)

Areas of Expertise

Jessica Campbell joined DMU from working as a forensic anthropologist supporting the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Hawaii, where she used her skills in skeletal anatomy, forensic anthropology, and data management to aid identification of unidentified service members from World War II. Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Albany – SUNY, where she focused on biological anthropology and bioarcheology while teaching forensic anthropology and human osteology courses. Her current research focuses on skeletal age-at-death, fracture healing, and methods to aid positive identification. Dr. Campbell has worked as a forensic anthropologist on cases in Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, and Texas. She has also performed prehistoric and historic archaeology in Wisconsin, New York, and the Ancash Region of Peru, and has conducted research in the Yucatán, Tennessee, Toronto, and Pretoria.

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Education:
Ph.D., Anthropology. University at Albany – State University of New York
M.S., Human Biology. University of Indianapolis
B.S., History. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

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