Thomas McDade

Thomas McDade, PhD, is the Carlos Montezuma Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Policy Research.  He is a biological anthropologist who conducts research on how social, economic, and cultural contexts shape human biology and health over the life course.  Much of this work focuses on the long-term effects of early environments, health disparities, and the integration of biological measures into population-based, social science research.  He is director of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research, and of Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health.