Welcome to the International Association of Physiological Anthropology. The IAPA is home to a diverse group of scientists and scholars from academia, industry, health care, and applied human sciences.  The IAPA is associated with the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology, which publishes the open access, peer-reviewed Journal of Physiological Anthropology (the official English-language journal of the JSPA). The IAPA sponsors conferences to support researchers at all career stages and to further the sciences of Human Biology, Physiological Anthropology, and related fields. We look forward to your participation in the IAPA as an author, a presenter at our conferences, and as a colleague.  Please feel free to contact me or other officers of the IAPA if you have questions or comments.


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  • President

    • Barry Bogin (Loughborough, UK)
  • Vice-President

    • Fook Tim Chew (Singapore, Singapore) Web
    • Taro Yamauchi (Sapporo, Japan) Web
  • President Emeritus

    • Alan Bittles (Perth, Australia)
    • Douglas Crews (Columbus, USA)
    • Hans W. Jürgens (Kiel, Germany)
    • Tetsuo Katsuura (Chiba, Japan)
    • C G Nicholas Mascie-Taylor (Cambridge, UK)
  • Secretary General

    • Yuko Tsunetsugu (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Secretaries

    • Sung-Phil Kim (Ulsan, South Korea)
    • Takayuki Nishimura (Fukuoka, Japan)
  • Treasurer

    • Koichi Iwanaga (Chiba, Japan)
  • Executives

    • Kamruddin Ahmed (Sabah, Malaysia)
    • Daniel Brown (Hilo, USA)
    • Elena Godina (Moscow, Russia)
    • Kathrin Gransitzki (Kiel, Germany)
    • Michael Hermanussen (Altenhof, Germany)
    • Sigekazu Higuchi (Fukuoka, Japan)
    • Susumu Kudo (Fukuoka, Japan)
    • Jason Kai Wei Lee (Singapore, Singapore)
    • Joo Young Lee (Seoul, South Korea)
    • Yee How Say (Kajang, Malaysia)
    • Gwanseob Shin (Ulsan, South Korea)
    • Josh Snodgrass (Eugene, USA)
    • Akira Yasukouchi (Fukuoka, Japan)