Stephen McGarvey, PhD MPH

Professor of Epidemiology Professor of Anthropology Director of the International Health Institute
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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 board of the American Journal of Human Biology. 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 international 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 developing-world countries such as Samoa, American Samoa, South Africa, and Kenya.