Relevance of Nonhuman Primate Translational Research to Understanding Social Inequalities in Health in Human Beings

  • Tanja JovanovicEmail author
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)


Social inequality has significant consequences for development which include neurobiological underpinnings of health disorders. The current chapter introduces the relevance of using nonhuman primates as model systems to further investigate these effects. Because nonhuman primates form complex societies that involve inequalities, they provide an ideal translational system in which experimental manipulation can be used to investigate the neurobiological consequences of inequality.


Nonhuman Primate Social Inequality Rhesus Macaque Social Stress Trauma Exposure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Neurophysiology Laboratory, Grady Trauma ProjectEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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