The mission of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health is to foster communication among scientists, students, clinicians and public health professionals who want to use evolutionary insights to improve medical research and practice, and to use studies of human health and disease to advance evolutionary biology. To accomplish this mission ISEMPH sponsors annual meetings, the journal Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, The Evolution and Medicine Review, and EvMedEd. Join ISEMPH to help us discover new ways that evolutionary biology can improve human health.
Statement from ISEMPH President on Racial Equity (June 11, 2020)
It is impossible to fully express our sorrow and anger at the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others before them, who have been murdered, injured, or harassed due to the color of their skin.
Racism and racial inequalities are ingrained in society and as scholars, educators, clinicians and students, we have a responsibility to make the world more equitable and just. The mission of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health is to foster communication among scientists, students, clinicians and public health professionals to use evolutionary insights to improve medical research and practice, and to use studies of human health and disease to advance evolutionary biology. The Members of the Society’s Council and I call for these fields to collaboratively recognize and acknowledge the role of racism, both historically and in current research and clinical practice, in undermining public health goals and to shift the discourse and agenda of public health, healthcare systems and scientific research to more actively engage in racial justice efforts.
We hope you will join ISEMPH as we commit to:
Much work remains to be done as individuals, as a society, and as a community. By working together, we can help make the world truly equitable for all.
Barbara N. Horowitz, MD
The 2019 meeting was August 13-16 at the University of Zurich. Frank Rühli and Nicole Bender chaired the hosting committee, Koos Boomsma chaired the program committee. The abstracts from the 2019 meeting in Zurich are now online
The 2021 meeting will be in Lisbon, Portugal. Patricia Brito is leading planning for the meeting, Michael Hochberg will chair the program committee.
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health is an open access Oxford University Press journal that publishes original, rigorous applications of evolutionary thought to issues in medicine and public health. It aims to connect evolutionary biology with the health sciences to produce insights that may reduce suffering and save lives. In addition to research and review articles it publishes very short overviews of clinical topics and core principles of evolutionary medicine. Charles Nunn is the Editor. He welcomes email notes about possible article.