Dr. Frank Johnston, a Professor Emeritus of biological anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, passed away on August 20, 2020. Dr. Johnston was known for his work in child development, especially the impact of lifestyle variation on nutritional status and growth. He received many honors throughout his prolific career and held several notable positions, including president of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology and the American Journal of Human Biology (which he helped establish). Dr. Johnston was also a strong advocate for applying anthropological knowledge to actively engage with communities. In this memorial episode, Chris and Cara discuss his many contributions to the field with his former doctoral students Drs. Larry Schell and Babette Zemel.

The memoriam piece co-written by Dr. Schell with Drs. Penny Gordon-Larsen and Linda A. Valleroy can be found here: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.10…hb.23514?af=R
To learn more about Dr. Schell, please visit:
You can learn more about Dr. Zemel’s work here: www.chop.edu/clinical-staff/zemel-babette-s

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Cara Ocobock, Website: sites.nd.edu/cara-ocobock/, Email:cocobock@nd.edu, Twitter:@CaraOcobock
Chris Lynn, HBA Public Relations Committee Chair, Website:cdlynn.people.ua.edu/, Email:cdlynn@ua.edu, Twitter:@Chris_Ly
Theresa Gildner, Website: bonesandbehavior.org/theresa_gildner, Email: Theresa.E.Gildner@dartmouth.edu, Twitter: @TEGildner
Delaney Glass, Website: dglass.netlify.app/, Email: dglass1@uw.edu, Twitter: @GlassDelaney
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