Thom McDade is a biological anthropologist who conducts research on health and human development in relation to social and cultural contexts and processes. His work is focused on three topics: Impact of social stratification on stress and health; life course perspectives on immune function and the regulation of inflammation; and the integration of biological measures into population-based, social science research. He is director of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research, and associate director of Cells to Society (C2S): The Center on Social Disparities and Health.
Christopher Kuzawa is a human biologist and biological anthropologist with interests in developmental biology, epidemiology, and evolutionary biology. Kuzawa's research focuses on the impact of the intrauterine and early postnatal environments on development and adult health. His work in the Philippines explores the long-term impacts of early environments on male reproduction, cardiovascular disease risk, immunity, and the intergenerational impacts of nutritional stress on birth outcomes.