Evolutionary Medicine

Level: Graduate Seminar

Description: Back pain, knee pain, allergies, morning sickness, and even the common cold. These are all common health problems we and most every person you know have had. But why do these health conditions exist? In this class we will investigate these questions and others by using evolutionary theory to better understand contemporary health conditions. More importantly we will ask the questions, “Will incorporating evolutionary theory into medicine improve practice and patient outcomes?” “How can we use evolutionary medicine in a public health aspect?” “Should and how can we incorporate evolutionary medicine in our own research?”

Evolutionary Medicine Spring 2017 Syllabus