The Foundation sponsors The International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (ISEMPH) whose mission is to support research, education, and communication in the field of evolutionary medicine. ISEMPH sponsors two publications, two prizes, an email list, and an annual meeting. 

To pay dues, use Pay Now button on this page or send check made out to "EMPH Foundation" to: Cynthia Beall, ISEMPH Treasurer, Case Western Reserve Univ, Anthropology, Cleveland, OH 44106-7125

Annual meeting 2015 in Tempe, Arizona

The ISEMPH inaugural meeting was March 19-21, 2015 at Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona. Full information here. Videos of all talks will be online open access in a few weeks

The Society and the ASU Center for Evolution and Medicine commissioned creation of The Rap Guide to Evolutionary Medicine by Baba Brinkman. The world premiere was at the Society meeting.  Listen and download here

Two prizes  

  • The $5000 Omenn Prize for the best paper in any journal on evolution and medicine--Award for 2014 just announced!  

  •  The $5000 George C Williams Prize for the best paper published in Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health, an Oxford University Press journal with open access and no author's fees this year. Your support for the Prize is welcome. 

Join the evolution and medicine community 

Two publications

  • The Evolution and Medicine Review, edited by Randolph Nesse, provides an information center for the field, with posts linking to new articles, short informal review and opinion articles, and links to educational materials, lists of people interested in the field, and information about courses and conferences.
  • Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health (EMPH), edited by Stephen Stearns with a team of 89 Associate Editors, publishes original, rigorous applications of evolutionary biology to problems in medicine and public health and research that advances basic evolutionary biology by studying issues that arise in the medical sciences. Knowledge will flow in both directions, with emphasis on work with the potential to reduce suffering and save lives. Because evolutionary biology is a basic science that reaches across many disciplines, EMPH is open to contributions on a broad range of topics.

The Foundation Board met in March, 2015 in Tempe Arizona at the Society Meeting to lay out future plans for supporting research and education in evolutionary medicine, including organizing future meetings for those in the field to share research findings and ideas.  If you would like to help in these endeavors, please send a note to one of the Foundation Officers.