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Josh Snodgrass

Core Faculty, Global Health Program
Anthropology, Food Studies
Phone: 541-346-4823
Office: 354 Condon Hall
Office Hours: By appointment


B.A., UC Santa Cruz (1995); M.A., University of Florida (1998); Ph.D., Northwestern University (2004); Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago (2004-2005)


Dr. Snodgrass is a biological anthropologist who specializes in human evolutionary biology and global health. His research focuses on human adaptation to environmental stressors (such as cold stress), the influence of social change on health (especially cardiovascular and metabolic diseases), aging, the effects of chronic psychosocial stress on health and well-being, and the evolution of the human diet. He has active field projects in the Amazon region of Ecuador, six middle income countries as part of the WHO's SAGE project, and several locations within the United States. He also directs an immunology/endocrinology research laboratory (the Global Health Biomarker Laboratory) that focuses on the development and application of minimally invasive techniques (e.g., dried blood spots, hair, and saliva) for assessing health and physiology in population-based research.

He has published in a wide range of outlets, including American Journal of Human Biology, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychoneuroendocrinology, American Journal of Epidemiology, and The New York Times (see his Google Scholar Profile). His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, and the Forensic Science Foundation.

Dr. Snodgrass regularly teaches one introductory class (Evolutionary Medicine [ANTH 175]) and one upper-division course (Human Growth and Development [ANTH 369]). He co-directs UO's Center for Global Health, is core faculty in the Global Health minor program, and as part of his position as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships he directs the Office of Distinguished Scholarships and was the founding director of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE).

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Lab Location: Pacific 12
Lab Phone: 541-346-5117