Monday 29th March

11:00 - 12:45 Opening Welcome and Plenary Session A: The normal and the normative in human biology

    • 11:00 - 11:15 Opening Welcome - Catherine Panter-Brick and Introduction to Plenary Session - Jennifer M. Cullin and Virginia J. Vitzthum
    • 11:15 - 11:45 Human biological variation and the "normal" - JL Graves Jr
    • 11:45 - 12:15 The color of normal: how a focus on lighter skin masks pigmentation diversity - HL Norton
    • 12:15 - 12:45 What is normal bone health? A bioarchaeological perspective on meaningful measures and interpretations of bone strength, loss, and aging - S Agarwal

12:45 - 13:30 Coffee Break

13:30 - 15:30 Plenary Session B: The normal and the normative in human biology

    • 13:30 - 14:00 One size does not fit all. How universal standards for normal height can hide deprivation and create false paradoxes - D. Hruschka
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Statistical norms and normative beliefs around body fat in the U.S. - J Cullin
    • 14:30 - 15:00 Investigating the normalization and normative views of gestational weight gain: balancing recommendations with the promotion and support of healthy pregnancy diets - T Moffat, L McKerracher, S Oresnik, DM Barker, Mothers to Babies (M2B) Affiliated Research Investigators, DM Sloboda
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Menstrual myth: ethno-biocentrism and scientific sterility - VJ Vitzthum

15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 Raymond Pearl Memorial Lecture on Biological Normalcy: A new way forward for biocultural analysis of human population variation - AS Wiley

Tuesday 30th March

11:30 - 13:00 Poster Session 1 (A-K authors present)

13:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 1

    • Establishing Best Practices for Engaging Underrepresented, Minority, and Marginalized Communites
    • Nicola Hawley and Stephen McGarvey, Organizers

13:00 - 14:00 Breakout Session 2

    • The Art of Science Communication: From storytelling to #SciComm
    • Kyle Gowen and Carlye Chaney, Organizers

14:00 - 15:30 Poster Session 2 (L-A authors present)

15:30 - 17:00 Student Reception (on Zoom)

12:00 - 18:00 Coffee Room Open

Wednesday 31st March

11:00 - 12:30 Podium Session A: Biocultural approaches to human health, Chair Sharon Williams

    • 11:00 - 11:15 Mitochondrial haplogroup involvement in cervical precancer development - VK Friedrich, TG Schurr
    • 11:15 - 11:30 Sex and age differences in the association between quarantine and sleep quality during COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil - KL Kntson, T Taporoski, F Beijamini, F Ruiz, S Ahmed, M von Schantz, A da Costa Pereira, KL Knutson
    • 11:30 - 11:45 Preliminary exploration of possible links between chronic inflammation and reproductive maturation in adolescent girls - AP Prescivalli, KG Salvante, RM Altman, SA Venners, A Rowlands, EC Juergensen, PA Nepomnaschy
    • 12:00 - 12:15 Paternal care and growth rates in Shodagor children - KE Starkweather, MH Keith, S P Prall, N Alam, and ME Thompson
    • 12:15 - 12:30 Biocultural determinants of post-1918 influenza pandemic tuberculosis mortality in Newfoundland - TP van Doren, L Sattenspiel

12:30 - 13:30 Coffee Break

13:30 - 15:00 Podium Session B: Contexts of Human Biology, Chair Asher Rosinger

    • 13:30 - 13:45 Effects of sanitation, health and nutrition interventions on the nutritional status of 0- 36 months children, in rural Jigawa, Nigeria - S Ako, E Rousham, MI Varela-Silva
    • 13:45 - 14:00 Workday and non-workday salivary cortisol circadian parameters differ by family living and ethnicity among healthy premenopausal women - LC Abernathy, GD James, DH Bovbjerg
    • 14:00 - 14:15 Evaluating the impact of urbanization on child growth in an indigenous Bolivian high-altitude population - ME Burris, EM Chester, and VJ Vitzthum
    • 14:15 - 14:30 Chromosome microsatellite analysis of Bougainville, New Ireland, and New Britain Austronesian and non-Austronesian speakers - KL DeRosa, DA Merriwether
    • 14:30 - 14:45 Community food environments, enrollment in WIC, and household availability of fresh fruits and vegetables among African-American mother-infant pairs in North Carolina - KM Nicholas, AL Thompson, H Wasser, ME Bentley
    • 14:45 - 15:00 Maternal perception of insufficient breastmilk supply: predictors and potential pathway - AK Nulty, AL Thompsonbetyp, HM Wasser, ME Bentley

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Community Building and Networking

12:30 - 18:00 Coffee Room Open

Thursday 1st April

11:00 - 12:30 Podium Session C: Human Biology and Structural Inequalities, Chair Zaneta Thayer

    • 11:00 - 11:15 Pathways linking maternal mental health and child health in a dual burden context - AL Thompson, JR Jahnke, E Teran, ME Bentley
    • 11:15 - 11:30 Food Insecurity is Associated with Depression and Diabetes among Sexual Minority Adults: A preliminary analysis of syndemic effects - JK Gibb, J Charles, K Mikelsteins, L McKinnon, S Williams, & L McKerracher
    • 11:30 - 11:45 Iron deficiency, depressive symptoms, and embodiment: a hidden racial disparity in the United States - EM Miller and A Monkhouse
    • 11:45 - 12:00 Structural Racism and the Impacts of the Covid-19 Syndemic among Quilombola Populations of Brazil - HP Silva, AKLS da Silva, L.A. Filgueiras, R.B. Tavares
    • 12:00 - 12:15 Skeletal growth status in a physically abused juvenile: Growth under atypical early life adversity - MM Bleuze, SM Wheeler, LJ Williams

12:30 - 13:30 Coffee Break

13:30 - 15:00 Podium Session D: Environment and Human Biology, Chair Dan Eisenberg

    • 13:30 - 13:45 Development of the infant gut microbiome and temperament across the first year of life - M Fox, SM Lee, KS Wiley, V Lagishetty, C Sandman, JP Jacobs, LM Glynn
    • 13:45 - 14:00 Prior childhood infections and 1918 influenza pandemic: A syndemic potential - L Tripp, LA Sawchuk
    • 14:00 - 14:15 Childhood environments influence epigenetic ageing and stability in Bangladeshi women - R Stöger, G Leeman, M Choi, RD Emes, K Begum, P Melamed, GR Bentley
    • 14:15 - 14:30 Air pollution and exposure profiles among women in eastern Zambia: sources and mediators - DT Dillon; JH Bisesi Jr.
    • 14:30 - 14:45 Intestinal microbiota and iron supplementation efficacy in Peruvian pre-school aged children - A Dorsey, MA Azcarate-Peril, AL Thompson

15:00 - 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30 Awards Ceremony/Reception

12:00 - 18:30 Coffee Room Open

Friday 2nd April

11:00 - 12:15 Place Based Podium Session: Mexico Session, Chair Alejandra Nunez-de La Mora

    • 11:00 - 11:15 Population dynamics in Mexico through history - A. J. Aguirre-Samudio and B. Z. González-Sobrino
    • 11:15 - 11:30 Communication challenges and sociocultural experiences in bilingual context: health outcomes’ (mis) perceptions in a rural Maya community in Mexico - MI Varela-Silva, MT Castillo-Burguete, H Azcorra, S Little
    • 11:30 - 11:45 Effect of the Covid-19 quarantine on first-time, postpartum mothers in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico - EJ Wolfe-Sherrie, AG Perroni-Marañon, A Núñez-de la Mora, BA Piperata
    • 11:45 - 12:00 Seasonal changes in body composition in children from Maya agriculturalists in Central Yucatan - FD Gurri, W Ruiz-García
    • 12:00 - 12:15 Cardiometabolic health among Purepecha in Michoacán, Mexico - I Cruz, AL Thompson, L Adair

12:30 - 13:00 Coffee Break

13:00 - 14:30 Place-based Poster Session, Chair Alejandra Nunez-de La Mora

14:30 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 Business Meeting (Closing Session)

12:00 - 18:00 Coffee Room Open