Mission Statement

The Program in Human Biology is an interschool, interdepartmental, undergraduate major. The program's mission is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the human being from biological, behavioral, social, and cultural perspectives....
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Humbio News

Prof. Will Talbot elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more in the Stanford Report.

HumBio congratulates Emily Witt on winning the 2015 Rhodes Scholarship!  Read more 

Anne Fernald is the Josephine Knotts Knowles Professor of Human Biology at Stanford University.

Maya Adam, M.D., Health Educator, on why we fight our food. Watch her talk here.

Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, Bereavement Social Worker, on the art of saying goodbye. Watch her talk here.

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Area of Concentration Course List

Course Info and Announcements

HUMBIO Course Announcements for the Current Academic Year (and beyond/as they happen!).  For details on the HumBio courses listed below please link here: explorecourses.stanford.edu

Bio 107 now Cross-Listed as HumBio 136 Spring '15

HumBio 136 Human Physiology Lab

HB-REX: Human Biology Research Exploration Program

FAQ | Photos and posters from previous years | Current Projects

The Human Biology Research Exploration (HB-REX) program enables declared Human Biology majors to work in research groups with experienced mentors during the summer following their sophomore year.

HB-REX: Introduction / FAQ
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Congratulations Truman & Strauss scholars!

Please join Human Biology in congratulating Alfred Delena '16, who has won the Harry S. Truman scholarship, and Tanvi Jayaraman, who has won the Donald A. Strauss scholarship! Read about Alfred here. Read about Tanvi here.

Director’s Message

Greetings.   I’m a Human Bio product myself, class of ’84, with my area of concentration then “Social Aspects of Child Development.”  I did a stint as head TA for the B-side of the Core, before leaving Stanford in 1985 for UCSF, Johns Hopkins, and Penn.  I’ve been back on the Farm since 1997, in the medical school where I practice neurology and oncology, and I bring much of that work to life in my winter quarter class, Human Biology 154C, “Cancer Epidemiology.”  You will find me all over the campus, inside and outside Building 20, in the Quad, and even sometimes the Core.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible.  Please email me pfisher@stanford.edu any time you want to connect. 

Paul G. Fisher, MD
Bing Director, Human Biology

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Mailing Address

Program in Human Biology

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Stanford, CA 94305-2160
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