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About Joe Alcock – author of the Evolution Medicine blog

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.


Find me at @JoeAlcockMD on Twitter

Click here for publications from ResearchGate

Click here for a PubMed indexed publication list.

Click here to visit the UNM Emergency Medicine website

Email is joalcock (at) salud (dot) unm (dot) edu

Recent Publications:
The Emperor Has No Clothes? Searching for Dysregulation in Sepsis. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2018
How nurse gender influences patient priority assignments in US emergency departments. Pain 2017

Fatty acids from diet and microbiota regulate energy metabolism. F1000 Research 2015.

Ethnic disparities in emergency severity index scores among U.S. Veteran’s Affairs emergency department patients. PLOS One. 2015

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