50 years ago, the Program in Human Biology was founded amidst a turbulent time of social and political unrest. A group of visionary thinkers came together with the common goal of creating an interdisciplinary education program to prepare students to face the challenges of the modern world.

One of the first interdisciplinary program of its kind, Human Biology set out to provide exposure to and training across multiple disciplines to develop student's abilities to think creatively and effectively about the problems facing humanity. The importance of this mission remains undiminished as our world grows ever more complex and interconnected.

1971-2001 report cover

1971-2001: The First 30 Years

2001-2021: The New Millennium

Tribute to Don Kennedy

1931-2020: A Tribute to Don Kennedy

The Creation of HumBio

Learn about the inception of this HumBio in these interviews with the founders and long-time faculty.

Stanford Historical Society: 40th Anniversary Panel

Dive into HumBio's rich history with this panel of HumBio founders and long-time faculty in honor of HumBio's 40th in 2011.

80s Core Lectures

Listen to HumBio Core lectures from the 80s taught by some of the founders and long-time faculty. 

HumBio Wall of Fame: SAs and CAs

A list of the program's student advisors (SAs) and core teaching assistants/core course associates (CAs) over the years.