University of Calgary

Warren Wilson

  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Part Time Faculty



Dr. Warren Wilson is a biological anthropologist with a focus on health inequities in developing countries. In this, he explores the impact of behavior on health as decades of research have documented that health varies in relation to culture and that only by understanding behavior can we begin to provide sustainable solutions. His early work focused on children in urban Colombia, Amerindians in the Colombian Amazon and Guyana’s rainforests, and refugees in Canada. In 2011, in collaboration with colleagues in Tanzania, Canada, and the US, he initiated and ran a project documenting maternal-and-child-health. Here they explored the correlation of subclinical inflammation among very young children because elevated inflammation sheds light on both near- and long-term health risk. In 2014, in collaboration with colleagues in Nicaragua and the US, he initiated and continues to run a project in rural Nicaragua to explore the relationship between an array of environmental predictors and a model of health outcomes which capture the cumulative dysregulation of biological systems confronting chronic environmental challenges (allostatic load). Ultimately, the teams on which he works seek to identify barriers to maternal and child health, which in the long-term should lead to the development of new evidence-based and locally-relevant solutions.

Photograph of Warren Wilson

Curriculum Vitae


  • PhD - Archaeology
    University of Colorado-Boulder, 1997
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