Anthropologist Thom McDade studies health and human development in relation to social and cultural contexts and processes.
Current work focuses on the health impact of psychosocial stress and the long-term effects of early environments on inflammation. McDade has also developed ‘field-friendly’ methods for integrating biological measures into population-based social science research.
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- Carlos Montezuma Professor
- Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research
- Director, Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health
- McDade, T.W. et al. "Long term effects of birth weight and breastfeeding duration on inflammation in early adulthood." Proc. R. Soc. B 281 (2014): 20133116.
- McDade, T.W. "Early environments and the ecology of inflammation." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109 (2012): 17281–17288.
- McDade, T.W. et al. "What a drop can do: dried blood spots as a minimally invasive method for integrating biomarkers into population-based research." Demography 44, no. 4 (November 2007): 899–925.
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