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Charles Darwin in modern epidemiology and public health: the celebration continues
  1. W P Hanage
  1. Correspondence to W P Hanage, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA; whanage{at}


2009 was Darwin year; his familiar bearded face peered out from a great radiation of TV series, book covers and even a feature film. The reasons for this were his bicentennial and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species. However, there is no reason the celebrations should cease with the turn of the New Year.

  • Evolutionary medicine
  • evolutionary psychology
  • phylodynamics
  • infectious disease epidemiology

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  • WPH is a Royal Society University Research Fellow.

  • Funding Royal Society of London.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.