Club EvMed April 8 at 2 pm EDT

Club EvMed April 8 at 2 pm EDT

ISEMPH members are encouraged to join a conversation Wednesday at 2 pm EDT with Kevin Olival, Vice President for Research at EcoHealth Alliance, and Hongying Li, China Programs Coordinator at EcoHealth Alliance.

They’ll be leading a discussion on two recent papers: Li et al. 2019 “Human-animal interactions and bat coronavirus spillover potential among rural residents in Southern China” ( and Daszak et al. 2020 “A strategy to prevent future epidemics similar to the 2019-nCoV outbreak” ( Attendees are encouraged to participate in discussing the importance of One Health perspectives in understanding and preventing viral epidemics.

Sign up here to get the meeting link: If you’d like to be notified about upcoming Club EvMed events, please sign up for the TriCEM email list and selecting “yes” for Club EvMed notifications:

If you missed last week’s Club EvMed on Teaching Evolution in the Time of COVID-19, you can access a recording at the Club EvMed archives here:

We hope you can join us on Wednesday.

EvMed Intensive in Sydney July 27-31

EvMed Intensive in Sydney July 27-31

Applications are now open for the 2020 Sydney History and Philosophy of Science Winter School, which will take place from Monday 27 July to Friday 31 July. The year’s topic is the History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Medicine. The school will run for four full days with an excursion on the fifth day. 

Both history of science and philosophy of science have the potential to contribute to a deeper understanding of the nature and potential of Evolutionary Medicine. Some philosophers of science have examined key concepts in the field. Others have debated its potential to inform medical practice, or to transform our understanding of health and disease. These debates will be explored and advanced at the Winter School. The Winter School will explore historical perspectives on science and medicine from both HPS scholars and leading practitioners. The overall aims of the Winter School are to encourage and enable philosophical and methodological commentary on Evolutionary Medicine, and to develop an agenda for research on Evolutionary Medicine by historians of science and medicine.

The Winter School will be of interest to early career researchers (ECRs) in history and philosophy of science, as well as to ECRs in medicine and biomedical science seeking a broader perspective on Evolutionary Medicine.

Confirmed instructors:

  • Randolph M. Nesse (Arizona State University)
  • Tatjana Buklijas (University of Auckland)
  • Paul Griffiths (The University of Sydney)
  • Dominic Murphy (The University of Sydney)
  • Djuke Veldhuis (Monash University)

All successful applicants to attend the Winter School will recieve free accommodation and meals for the duration of the event. Limited funding is available for one or more suitable candidates from lower income countries to help support travel to Sydney, but it is expected that all candidates will seek travel funding from their home institution.

Applications should be sent to and should consist of a CV\ and a cover letter of no more than 1000 words (including any references) that (1) summarises the applicants current research and/or practice and (2) explains how attending the Winter School will advance the applicants research and/or practice.

Closing date for applications : Monday March 30th 2020 by 09.00 AEDT (UTC + 11hrs).

Please distribute this announcement to others. For all enquiries please email

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New Book

New Book

Integrating Evolutionary Biology into Medical Education
for maternal and child healthcare students, clinicians, and scientists
, Edited by Jay Schulkin and Michael Power, Oxford University Press, 2020. Amazon link

Description from the publisher: Clinicians and scientists are increasingly recognising the importance of an evolutionary perspective in studying the aetiology, prevention, and treatment of human disease; the growing prominence of genetics in medicine is further adding to the interest in evolutionary medicine. In spite of this, too few medical students or residents study evolution.
This book builds a compelling case for integrating evolutionary biology into undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, as well as its intrinsic value to medicine. Chapter by chapter, the authors – experts in anthropology, biology, ecology, physiology, public health, and various disciplines of medicine – present the rationale for clinically-relevant evolutionary thinking. They achieve this within the broader context of medicine but through the focused lens of maternal and child health, with an emphasis on female reproduction and the early-life biochemical, immunological, and microbial responses influenced by evolution.
The tightly woven and accessible narrative illustrates how a medical education that considers evolved traits can deepen our understanding of the complexities of the human body, variability in health, susceptibility to disease, and ultimately help guide treatment, prevention, and public health policy. However, integrating evolutionary biology into medical education continues to face several roadblocks. The medical curriculum is already replete with complex subjects and a long period of training. The addition of an evolutionary perspective to this curriculum would certainly seem daunting, and many medical educators express concern over potential controversy if evolution is introduced into the curriculum of their schools. Medical education urgently needs strategies and teaching aids to lower the barriers to incorporating evolution into medical training.
In summary, this call to arms makes a strong case for incorporating evolutionary thinking early in medical training to help guide the types of critical questions physicians ask, or should be asking. It will be of relevance and use to evolutionary biologists, physicians, medical students, and biomedical research scientists.

Table of Contents

  • ForewordCharles J. Lockwood:
  • IntroductionMichael L. Power & Jay Schulkin:
  • Section I: Life History: Biological and Cultural Continuity
  • 1: Peter D. Gluckman, Felicia M. Low, & Mark A. Hanson: Evolutionary Medicine, Pregnancy, and the Mismatch Pathways to Increased Disease Disk
  • 2: Jonathan C. K. Wells: Evolutionary Public Health
  • 3: Wenda R. Trevathan & Karen R. Rosenberg: Evolutionary Medicine and Women’s Reproductive Health
  • 4: Alison M. Stuebe & Kristin P. Tully: Optimizing Maternal Infant Health Care: a focus on the 4th trimester
  • Section II: Biological Regulation
  • 5: Heide Aungst, Robert Rossi, Heather Brockway, Sam Mesiano, & Louis Muglia: Evolutionary Insights for Improving Pregnancy Outcomes: looking back to the future
  • 6: Robert Perlman: An Evolutionary View of Homeostasis: bioenergetics, life history theory and responses to pregnancy
  • 7: Michael L. Power, Caroline W. Quaglieri, Eda G. Reed, & Jay Schulkin: The Functions of MicroRNA in Female Reproduction
  • 8: Chloe Zera & Louise Wilkins-Haug: Evolutionary Medicine Viewed Through the Lens of Pregnancy and the Obesity Epidemic
  • Section III: Perspectives: Past, Present, and Future
  • 9: Fabio Zampieri: Darwin’s Impact on the Medical Sciences
  • 10: Barbara N. Horowitz: Tinbergean Approach to Clinical Medicine
  • 11: Carsten Schradin & Rainer Straub: The Role of the Immune System From an Evolutionary Perspective
  • 12: Louise Wilkins-Haug: Evolution, Genomics, and the New Genetic Technologies
  • 13: Shabnam Mousavi & Jay Schulkin: Ecological Rationality and Evolutionary Medicine: a bridge to medical education

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Six Plenary Speakers for ISEMPH 2020

Six Plenary Speakers for ISEMPH 2020

The ISEMPH Program Committee, chaired by Michael Muehlenbein, has just announced six great plenary speakers for the Sixth Annual Meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health in Athens, Georgia, from July 15-18, 2020. This year’s venue is wonderful but it can accommodate only 300 registrants so register and submit your abstract now!

Vaughn Cooper, PhD, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, will speak about “The Roles of Chance, History, and Natural Selection in the Evolution of Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Resistance.”

Kevin Keel, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, will speak about “Urban Wildlife: A One Health Challenge.”

Sudhir Kumar, PhD, Laurel H. Carnell Professor and Director of the Institute of Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine at Temple University, will speak on how “Evolution Informs Genomic Medicine.”

Nina Marano, DVM, MPH,Chief of the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will speak about “One Health in Action at the CDC: Protecting Health in the United States and Around the World.”

Beverly Strassmann, PhD, Professor of Anthropology and Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, will speak about “Developmental Origins in Evolutionary Perspective: A 20-Year Prospective Cohort Study of the Dogon of Mali.”

Paul Turner, PhD, Rachel Carson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the Yale University School of Medicine, will speak about “Leveraging Evolutionary Trade-Offs and Phage Selection Pressure to Reduce Bacterial Pathogenicity.”

The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health fosters communication among scientists, students, clinicians, and public health professionals who use evolutionary insights to improve medical research and practice, and information on human health and disease to advance evolutionary biology.  ISEMPH sponsors annual meetings, the journal Evolution, Medicine, & Public HealthThe Evolution and Medicine Review, and EvMedEd.

Have questions? Email us at:  meeting@isemph.orgHosting Committee Chair: Elizabeth Uhl, Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. 

Program Committee Chair: Michael Muehlenbein, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Baylor University

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