About the Human Biology Association

/About the Human Biology Association
About the Human Biology Association 2017-05-05T22:40:14+00:00

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.


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

President Elect

Alexandra Brewis Slade, PhD (2017-2018)
President’s Professor
Mailcode 2402
Tempe, AZ 85284


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


Jason DeCaro, PhD (2017-2020)
Associate Professor
Box 870210
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Amanda Thompson, Chair (2015-2019)

Public Relations
Michaela Howells, Chair (2016-2020)

Pablo Nepomanschy (2017-2020)

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
Babette Zemel, Chair (2017-2020)
Elizabeth Miller (2017-2020)
Alejandra Nunez-de la Mora (2015-2019)
Josh Snodgrass (2015-2019)