Professor of Epidemiology, Director of International Health Institute


Stephen McGarvey is the Director of the International Health Institute and Professor of Epidemiology and Professor of Anthropology. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Human Biology, Annals of Human Biology and the American Anthropologist. McGarvey earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Pennsylvania State University in 1980, and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Yale University. McGarvey is concerned with issues of human population biology and global health, specifically modernization-related induced socio-economic and behavioral changes, genetic and environmental influences on obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factor, and child nutritional status. His research involves low and middle income countries such as Samoa, American Samoa, South Africa, and Kenya.

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