The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health’s mission 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 information on human health and disease to advance evolutionary biology. Its main enterprises are its journal, Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, its online news and information exchange, The Evolution & Medicine Review, the creation and curation of online education resources, organizing networks of scientists and students, and organizing meetings. The Society sponsors the $5,000 Gil Omenn Prize for the best paper in any journal and the $5,000 George C. Williams Prize for the best paper published in Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health.
Members get a discount on EMPH publication fees, a discount on meeting fees, and a 25% discount on all Oxford University Press books. More importantly, members get opportunities to work with other members to develop the field, and their own knowledge, research, and scientific connections.
ISEMPH is open to anyone interested in using rigorous evolutionary thought to advance medical science through research, education, and outreach. I hope to welcome you to membership and to greet you at our annual meetings.
President, ISEMPH, 2017-2019