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About the Human Biology Association

Who We Are

The Human Biology Association is a vibrant nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating innovative research and teaching on human biological variation in evolutionary,  social, historical, and environmental context, worldwide.

We are an interdisciplinary group of scientists including internationally-recognized leaders in the fields of anthropology, anatomy, public health, endocrinology, genetics, nutrition, and numerous other fields.

History of the HBA

The Human Biology Association has developed over the past 30+ years to become a professional organization that represents broadly the interests of human biologists in the U.S. and throughout the world. In 2005, Mike Little and Gary James published a paper tracing the history of the Association, available here.

Officers and Committees

Officers

President

Carol M. Worthman (2016-2018)
Professor
Department of Anthropology
Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322

Past President

Andrea Wiley (2016-2017)
Professor
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

Secretary

Andrew W. Froehle (2015-2019)
Assistant Professor
Lifespan Health Research Center
Wright State University
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Kettering, OH 45420Treasurer

Treasurer

Virginia J. Vitzthum, PhD (2012-2017)
Professor
Department of Anthropology
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

Executive Committee

Program

Amanda Thompson, Chair (2015-2019)

Public Relations

Michaela Howells, Chair (2016-2020)

International

Inês Varela-Silva (2013-2017)

Membership

Susan L. Johnston (2014-2018)

Student Representatives

Alysa Pomer
Angela Garcia

Nominations and Elections Committee

Ivy L. Pike (Chair, 2016-2017)
Felicia Madimenos (2015-2017)
Alyson Young (2015-2017)
Aaron Blackwell (2016-2018)

Publications Committee

David Himmelgreen (Chair, 2013-2017)
Babette Zemel (2013-2017)
Alejandra Nunez-de la Mora (2015-2019)
Josh Snodgrass (2015-2019)