Sudhindra Rao is a doctoral candidate in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at Binghamton University. His research focusses on diet and health from an evolutionary perspective. For his doctoral thesis Rao conducted a randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of a Paleolithic type diet. The main goals of this dietary study are to test hypotheses of mismatch and demonstrate that dietary trial can be carried out with minimal resources. He is currently working on his dissertation and data analysis of the dietary trial. Rao is also interested in human behavior, prosociality and mindfulness based psychology.