Jessica F Brinkworth

In The News

  • The Labor Health Equity Action Project is an interdisciplinary project that offers pop-up testing clinics in agricultural workers and rural communities of Rantul, IL and aims to study the relationship of socio-economic factors to the transmission of COVID-19.  It is spearheaded by anthropology ...

  • UPDATED: Link to the interview "COVID-19 Testing Access" (November 30, 2020)   Tune in to WILL (AM-580) Monday at 11 am to hear our very own Jessica Brinkworth and Korinta Maldonado talk about the Labor Health Equity Action Project (...

  • Department of Anthropology Professor, Jessica Brinkworth has been featured on Illinois News for her research on how cell-autonomous immunity shaped human evolution. Please, read the article here.  

  • Anthropology Assistant Professor Jessica F Brinkworth gave two talks as part of an introductory seminar on COVID-19 for the College of Engineering. You can watch them here:  Short (4 minute) version...

  • Can the great apes get SARS-CoV-2? Is the disease airborne? Can wearing cloth masks protect you? What about hairdryers? Can they stop an infection?  Assistant Professor Jessica F Brinkworth and the members of the Evolutionary Immunology and Genomics Laboratory at the University of Illinois have...