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 relies on this distinguished group to provide guidance and to review 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 values the guidance and participation of our Scientific Advisors and Fellows.

Jason K. Apple, MS, PhD

Jason K. Apple, MS, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Sciences, University of Arkansas

S.F. (Sarge) Bilgili, DVM, MS, PhD

S.F. (Sarge) Bilgili, DVM, MS, PhD

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

Richard Blatchford, MA, PhD

Richard Blatchford, MA, PhD

Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Small to Large Scale Poultry

Victoria Braithwaite, PhD

Victoria Braithwaite, PhD

Professor of Fisheries and Biology, Penn State University

Candace C. Croney, MS, PhD

Candace C. Croney, MS, 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

Terry Engle, MS, PhD

Terry Engle, MS, PhD

Professor, Ruminant Nutrition, Colorado State University

Inmaculada Estévez, PhD

Inmaculada Estévez, PhD

Research Professor, Research and Development at Neiker-Tecnalia

Anne C. Fanatico, MS, PhD

Anne C. Fanatico, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

Temple Grandin, MS, PhD

Temple Grandin, MS, PhD

Professor, Animal Sciences at Colorado State University

Jesse Grimes, MS, PhD

Jesse Grimes, MS, PhD

Professor and Extension Turkey Specialist

Charles L. Hofacre, MS, DVM, MAM, PhD

Charles L. Hofacre, MS, DVM, MAM, PhD

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

Darrin Karcher, MS, PhD

Darrin Karcher, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor Extension Specialist, Poultry, Purdue University

Lester Khoo, VMD, PhD

Lester Khoo, VMD, PhD

Professor of aquatic animal health, Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Janice Kritchevsky, VMD, MS

Janice Kritchevsky, VMD, MS

Professor, Large Animal Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine

Guy Heaton Loneragan, BVSc, MS, PhD

Guy Heaton Loneragan, BVSc, MS, PhD

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

Joy A. Mench, PhD

Joy A. Mench, PhD

Professor Emeritus Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

David Newman, PhD

David Newman, PhD

Associate Professor of Animal Science Arkansas State University

Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, ACAW

Thomas D. Parsons, VMD, PhD, ACAW

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

James Reynolds, DVM, MPVM

James Reynolds, DVM, MPVM

Dairy Management Consultant, Pomona, California

Stephen A. Smith, MS, DVM, PhD

Stephen A. Smith, MS, DVM, PhD

Professor of infectious diseases of aquatic, wildlife and exotic animals, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACPV

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACPV

Assistant Clinical Professor, California Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) Laboratory, University of California - Davis

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, MS, PhD

Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, MS, PhD

Retired Professor and Director, Center for Food Animal Well Being at University of Arkansas

Paul Thompson, PhD

Paul Thompson, PhD

Professor & W. K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food and Community Ethics Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Michigan State University

Cassandra Tucker, PhD

Cassandra Tucker, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of California

Kurt D. Vogel, MS, PhD

Kurt D. Vogel, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Animal Science, Department of Animal and Food Science, University of Wisconsin- River Falls

Ann C. Wilkinson, DVM, MBA

Ann C. Wilkinson, DVM, MBA

Consultant, Dairy Welfare and One Health