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Alicia M. DeLouize is a PhD student in Biological Anthropology who has previously completed a MA in Psychological Science. Her main lines of research are global health and human evolutionary biology with an emphasis in neurobiological evolution. By taking a multidisciplinary approach, she uses human biology and health, psychology, anthropology, and evolutionary systems to understand health and disease at the microbiological, personal, and population levels. Currently, she is focusing on the links between mental and physical health across six countries using molecular biomarker data from the World Health Organization’s Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE). Her work on neurobiological evolution has focused on a potential evolutionary expansion of the dopaminergic systems, which might have been driven by the evolution of running and social systems. You can follow her work at