I am a practicing emergency physician and a professor in the University of New Mexico Department of Emergency Medicine. Since 2008, I have taught a Fall semester course on Evolutionary Medicine to undergraduates and graduate students through the Biology Department, where I am an adjunct professor. After medical school at UCLA and residency at the University of New Mexico, I have been committed to educating students and studying the translational potential of evolutionary medicine. The intersection of medicine and evolutionary biology comprises a discipline that is quickly gathering steam, with direct benefits to patient care. My current research uses evolutionary principles to understand cooperation and conflict in the human gut microbiome related to acute and chronic diseases.
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Wasielewski H, Alcock J, Aktipis A.Resource conflict and cooperation between human host and gut microbiota: Implications for nutrition and health. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. June 6 2016
Vigil J, Alcock J, Coloumbe P, McPherson L, Parshall M, Murata A, Brislen H. (2015) Ethnic disparities in emergency severity index scores among U.S. Veteran’s Affairs emergency department patients. PLOS One. May 29;10(5):e0126792.