Scientific Advisory Committee

The program is based on standards of humane care developed by world leading veterinarians, animal scientists, and practitioners, and reviewed regularly by a committee of internationally renowned scientists. Meet the scientists at the heart of our program.

American Humane Association relies on this distinguished group to provide guidance, current and future activities and initiatives, and to review and revise its procedures, guidelines, policies and ethics. Additionally, we rely on our scientific advisors to initiate and evaluate original and secondary research and guide us in determining best practices.

American Humane Association values the guidance and participation of our Scientific Advisors and Fellows.

Anne Fanatico, PhD

Anne Fanatico, PhD

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Ann Wilkinson, DVM

Ann Wilkinson, DVM

Director of APAC Business Development and Global Alliances, Zoetis Animal Health

Candace Croney, PhD

Candace Croney, PhD

Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science & Associate Professor, Animal Behavior and Well-being, Department of Comparative Pathobiology and Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University

Charles L. Hofacre, DVM, MAM, PhD

Charles L. Hofacre, DVM, MAM, PhD

Director of Clinical Services, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of GA

Guy Heaton Loneragan, PhD

Guy Heaton Loneragan, PhD

Professor of Food Safety and Public Health, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University

Inma Estévez, PhD

Inma Estévez, PhD

Research Professor, Research and Development at Neiker-Tecnalia

Jason Apple, PhD

Jason Apple, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Arkansas

Jim Reynolds, DVM, MPVM

Jim Reynolds, DVM, MPVM

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University

Joy Mench, PhD

Joy Mench, PhD

Professor of Animal Science & Director of the Center for Animal Welfare at University of California, Davis

S. F.

S. F. "Sarge" Bilgili, DVM, PhD

Professor and Extension Scientist, Department of Poultry Science at Auburn University

Sally Noll, PhD

Sally Noll, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Science at University of Minnesota

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACP

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACP

Director, Duck Research Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Susan Watkins, PhD

Susan Watkins, PhD

Professor, Center for Excellence Poultry Science, University of Arkansas

Temple Grandin, PhD

Temple Grandin, PhD

Professor, Animal Sciences at Colorado State University

Terry Engle, PhD

Terry Engle, PhD

Professor, Ruminant Nutrition, Colorado State University

Thomas Parsons, VMD, PhD

Thomas Parsons, VMD, PhD

Professor & Director, Swine Research and Training Center, School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, PhD

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, PhD

Professor & Director, Center for Food Animal Wellbeing at University of Arkansas