Professor and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University
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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. Kuzawa's research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Wenner Gren Foundation. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University, where he helped launch Cells 2 Society, a new center for the study of social disparities and health.

Kuzawa received his MS.PH. in epidemiology and Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University in 2001.

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