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Prof. Randolph Nesse Arizona State University, USA

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Biography

Randolph M. Nesse is Professor of Life Sciences and ASU Foundation Professor at Arizona State University, where he moved in 2014 to become the Founding Director of the Center for Evolution Medicine. He was previously Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology at the University of Michigan where he led the... read moreEvolution and Human Adaptation Program and helped to establish one of the world’s first anxiety disorders clinics. His early research on the neuroendocrinology of anxiety evolved into studies on why aging exists. Those studies led to collaboration with the evolutionary biologist George Williams on the book 'Why We Get Sick: The New Science of Darwinian Medicine' that initiated much new work in the field. Dr. Nesse is Executive Editor of The Evolution and Medicine Review, and President of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health. His current research is on how selection shapes mechanisms that regulate defenses such as pain, fever, anxiety and low mood. He is devoted to the mission of helping to organize the growing Evolution and Medicine community via writing, speaking and web resources including The Evolution and Medicine Review and EvMedEd.org.