Evolutionary Medicine Courses at ASU

Find out about the courses in Evolution & Medicine available at ASU.

CEM Videos

Check out the online collection of videos of talks by prominent scientists working in evolution & medicine.


EvMedEd provides links to all available education resources in the field of evolutionary medicine.

EvMed Blog

EvMedBlog brings together essays by Core CEM Faculty, Guest Experts, and Affiliated Scientists to elucidate human health and disease through an evolutionary lens.

Bringing Evolutionary Biology to Medicine

The Center for Evolution & Medicine is developing new educational programs designed to educate a future generation of researchers and health professionals, to provide a grounding in evolutionary biology for today’s physicians and public health professionals and to build a world-wide network of resources for researchers.

  • New education programs at ASU
    • Undergraduate courses
    • Master's Degree in Evolution and Medicine
    • ASU Online course
  • CME for physicians
  • Online open access education resources for students, researchers, physicians, and public health professionals
  • Conferences and workshops for researchers and clinical professionals
Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Professor of Asian Studies
Associate member, Depts of Philosophy and Psychology
Director, Database of Religious History
The University of British Columbia
Mind-Body Dualism in Early China: Implications for the Human and Cognitive Sciences
This talk will draw on a wide variety of evidence to debunk this Orientalist myth of holism, including archeological findings, traditional close reading of texts, novel large-scale textual analysis techniques, and work in contemporary evolutionary anthropology and cognitive science.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSC 202
Institute of Science and Technology, Austria
*more info coming soon

CEM Faculty member Benjamin Trumble, as part of a larger research team, has discovered that the Tsimané of the Bolivian Amazon have the healthiest hearts in the world. His study was published in the Lancet medical journal and details the many reasons why this group of people have the heart health of a mid-50-year-old at age 80.

The stomach of a house finch might hold secrets to how humans absorb nutrients, age and deal with the omniprescence of nighttime light pollution.

Who would win in a fight between a Snow Leopard, a Red Giant Flying Squirrel, a Fisher and a Rhesus Macaque? This Monday, the four will duke it out in the opening, wild card bout of the fifth annual March Mammal Madness tournament.