Lee Gettler

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


E244 Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

  • Hormones
  • New parenthood
  • Parents’ physical and mental health

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Origin Stories Podcast



Humans invest enormous amounts of time and energy into bringing up our babies. This unique investment is a fundamental part of what it means to be human. In this episode, the second in a three-part series on family relationships, researchers Lee Gettler, Stacy Rosenbaum, and Sonny Bechayda explore how our species' approach to fatherhood may have shaped some of the most important traits that set us apart from other mammals.

Working Fathers Podcast (Australia)

What Gave Rise to the Breadwinner? | What's Next?


Episodes 2&5: Associate Professor Lee T. Gettler, University of Notre Dame, is the Director of the Hormones, Health and Human Behavior Laboratory at Notre Dame and a faculty affiliate of the Eck Institute for Global Health.

Fatherless sons have more testosterone

And work just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, by Lee Gettler of the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana, clarifies how part of that biological mechanism, testosterone, operates.

The riddle of how humans evolved to have fathers

Lee Gettler is hard to get on the phone, for the very ordinary reason that he's busy caring for his two young children. 

When Men Get Pregnancy Symptoms

Lee Gettler, an anthropologist at the University of Notre Dame, has studied fathers across the world.