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Josh Snodgrass

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  • Title: Professor
  • Additional Title: Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4823
  • Office: 59 PLC
  • Affiliated Departments: Global Health Program
  • Website: Website


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 economic and cultural change on health (especially cardiovascular and metabolic diseases), aging, and the evolution of the human diet. He has active field projects in northeastern Siberia, the Amazon region of Ecuador, six countries as part of the WHO's SAGE project, and several locations within the United States. He also directs an immunology/endocrinology research laboratory that focuses on the development and application of minimally invasive techniques (e.g., dried blood spots and saliva) for assessing health and physiology in population-based research. He has published in a wide range of outlets, including the American Journal of Human Biology, The Lancet, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychoneuroendocrinology, American Journal of Epidemiology, and The New York Times. 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) and two upper-division courses (Human Growth and Development & Human Biological Variation). He co-directs UO's Center for Global Health and as part of his position as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies he directs the Office of Distinguished Scholarships and the newly launched Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE).

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Lab Location: Center for Medical Education and Research, Sacred Heart Medical Center (directions)
Lab Phone: (541) 346-0849