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

Viewable here.

Human Biology Association Code of Ethics

The HBA Code of Ethics has been approved by the Executive Committee. Members will vote on whether to officially adopt the Code at the 2016 Business Meeting.

HBA By-laws: 

The Human Biology Association was incorporated in Washington, D.C. on November 19, 1974 under the District of Columbia Non-profit Corporation Act as the Human Biology Council. The organizational name change was adopted by the membership as an amendment to the articles of incorporation on March 30, 1994.

BY-LAWS (includes changes approved in 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016).