Cameron Tripp, B.S. 2015

Director of Population Health & Team-Based Primary Care, Epic – Madison, WI

2015 Major: Evolutionary Anthropology and French Literature

How has being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"My studies in Evolutionary Anthropology challenged me to think outside the box, consider alternative explanations, and problem solve. Having a background where I learned to consider ultimate and proximate causes has enabled me to think beyond what's right in front of me when making a decision and has helped me to advance population health goals in my work at Epic. As with evolutionary processes and structures, things are not always as they seem in organizational or operational processes - having that curious worldview has helped me succeed in my personal and professional goals."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"I loved my double major of French and Evolutionary Anthropology because they were so different - and yet there was so much unexpected crossover. I came to really value my two distinct fields of study and recommend pairing your EvAnth degree with something from the liberal arts world, should it be of interest to you."

Cameron Tripp