Warren Wilson, PhD

BA, Economics, Washington and Lee University, USA
MA, Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
PhD, Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

WM Wilson

Areas of Research

Biological Anthropology
I am a biological anthropologist with a focus on health inequities in developing countries. In this, I explore the impact of behaviour on health as decades of research have documented that health varies in relation to culture and that only by understanding behaviour can we begin to provide sustainable solutions. My early work focused on children in urban Colombia, Amerindians in the Colombian Amazon and Guyana’s rain forests, and refugees in Canada. In 2011, in collaboration with colleagues in Tanzania, Canada, and the US, I initiated and ran a project in Mwanza, Tanzania documenting maternal-and-child-health. Here we explored the correlates of sub-clinical inflammation among very young children because elevated inflammation sheds light on both near- and long-term health risk. Between 2015-2020, I worked with a team of Tanzanians and Canadians to better understand healthcare seeking behaviour by pregnant women in rural Tanzania. In 2014, in collaboration with colleagues in Nicaragua and the US, I initiated and continue to run a project in rural Nicaragua to explore the relationship between an array of environmental predictors, physical health (via an allostatic-load model), and mental health. Ultimately, the teams on which I work seek to identify barriers to maternal and child health, which in the long-term should lead to the development of new evidence-based and locally-relevant solutions. My graduate students study health outcomes in light of both contemporary culture and long-term evolutionary processes. If you are interested in working with me, please review my published work before contacting me (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Warren_Wilson, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0057-6873, https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=T3VUcgUAAAAJ&hl=en). For details concerning our graduate program please see https://arts.ucalgary.ca/anthropology-archaeology/future-students/graduate/programs/biological-anthropology .

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Anthropology - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Anthropology - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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