Human Health in Evolutionary Perspective

EVANTH 785

Covers evolutionary approaches to understand human health at a global scale. Integration of evolutionary thinking and medical science provides new insights to a wide array of medical issues including obesity, cancer, allergies, and mental illness. Evolutionary perspectives reveal why some pathogens are more harmful than others, shed light on the origins and spread of infectious diseases in humans, and help in controlling antibiotic resistance. Graduate students will meet individually with the instructor and write a term paper. Instructor: Nunn
Typically Offered
Spring Only