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