About Evolutionary Medicine

Evolutionary medicine is the discipline that uses evolutionary biology to understand disease and improve health. It is not a special kind of medical practice, it just applies evolutionary biology to medicine the same that genetics and physiology are applied. Darwinian medicine is identical but the term is used less. The field is growing fast with a scientific society, many books, a journal, an online review, and classes on the topic offered in many universities. Medical education, however, remains mostly isolated from these advances. EvMedEd should make it easier to incorporate evolutionary principles into health professional education.
Overviews of the field are available in review articles, an essay, and an entry in the Encyclopedia BritannicaCore concepts are reviewed here.  AskABiologist provides an introduction with examples for K-12 students.