Articles by Anupama Balasubramanian


Does Evolutionary Medicine Have a Place in Medical Schools?

An alarmingly small fraction of physicians are familiar with the concepts of evolutionary medicine. Why? Because evolutionary medicine is rarely included, especially in the form of full courses treating the topic as a basic science, in medical schools. Nearly half, 48%, of North American medical school curriculum deans stated that they “anticipated igniting controversy at…

An Interview with Kim Webb: Title IX and Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Issues of sexual assault and harassment have been at the forefront of public attention. Numerous reports of sexual assault have been vocalized against high profile individuals such as film producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Ben Affleck. Such accusations inspired campaigns such as the #MeToo hashtag, which encourages survivors of sexual assault to share their stories…

Safety in American Football

Last month, the National Football League played its 51st Super Bowl, crowning the New England Patriots as victors. As a Patriots fan, I was beyond thrilled; this win meant their fifth Super Bowl ring. However, as someone interested in the fields of health and medicine, I was forced to also contend with some of the…

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