Evolution and Human Health

I have the task of developing a graduate level course in Evolution and Human Health. It sounds fascinating! But what do I teach?

Here I will post resources and ideas in how I will make this course come to life!

Books
Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine

Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick

Mismatch: The Lifestyle Diseases Timebomb

Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Third Edition


Websites

Center for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease

The Evolution and Medicine Review

Tulane EBio201 Evolution in Human Health and Disease

Darwinian Medicine at the University of Michigan (resource for many links like these in this post–other courses, etc.)

Journals

Articles

How is Darwinian Medicine Useful? Randolph Nesse

Intelligent Design? No smart engineer designed our bodies, Sherman tells premeds in class on Darwinian medicine

Wikipedia

Podcasts

Videos

Assignment Discovery: Darwinian Medicine

Games

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