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Biology

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                  Where life begins...

Dr. Kim Cline-Brown

Instructor
(319) 273-6303
McCollum Science Hall 185
Education: 
  • Ph.D. 2004 (Biology, Distinction) - University of New Mexico
  • B.A. 1995 (Psychology) - State University of New York Plattsburgh



Teaching Interests: 
Life: Continuity & Change, Life:Natural World, Science & Pseudoscience (Capstone)
Research: 

Darwinian Medicine, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding medical conditions by using fundamental theories and observations in biology and fusing them with findings in psychology and physical anthropology to develop a comprehensive picture of the mechanisms involved and their adaptive value. Currently, I utilize this approach to study predictors of and treatments for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).

Publications: 

Cline-Brown, K., Watson, P.J. (2005). Investigating major depressive disorder from an evolutionary theory perspective: fitness hindrances and the social navigation hypothesis. In: Devito, J.T. (Ed.), Focus On Depression Research (pp. 15-44). New York: Nova Scientific Publishers.