Working Group in Social and Biological Determinants of Health
Organizers are Amanda Thompson and Mark Sorensen, UNC-Chapel Hill. This working group explores the factors that contribute to global patterns of health and disease. Through inter-disciplinary talks and discussion with experts in evolutionary biology, global health and medicine, we will examine the biological and evolutionary factors that put individuals at risk for or protect them from developing malnutrition, contracting infectious disease, or suffering from chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes. We will work together to propose innovative strategies incorporating evolutionary models into global health practice.