What is the first epidemiological transition?  While addressing this question make sure to identify (a) what an epidemiological transition is; (b) the environmental and cultural conditions that account for the changes in the diseases that affected human populations before and after this transition; (c) explore the concepts of heirloom and souvenir diseases; (d) apply the concept of niche construction; and (d) incorporate evidence from tuberculosis and malaria to characterize this transition.  Make sure to use the information presented both in lectures and the assigned readings.

Word count

Minimum length: 750 words.

Maximum length: 1,500 words.