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.

Ann Wilkinson, DVM

Ann Wilkinson, DVM

Consultant, Dairy Welfare and One Health

Anne Fanatico, PhD

Anne Fanatico, PhD

Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University

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

Cassandra B. Tucker, PhD

Cassandra B. Tucker, PhD

Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of California

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

Darrin Karcher, Phd

Darrin Karcher, Phd

Assistant Professor Extension Specialist, Poultry, Purdue University

David J. Newman, PhD

David J. Newman, PhD

Associate Professor of Animal Science Arkansas State University

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

Janice Kritchevsky VMD, MS

Janice Kritchevsky VMD, MS

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

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 Emeritus Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Kurt D. Vogel, PhD

Kurt D. Vogel, PhD

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

Paul B. Thompson

Paul B. Thompson

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

S. F.

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

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

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACP

Simone T. Stoute, DVM, PhD, DACP

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

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

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

Lester Khoo

Lester Khoo

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

Stephen A. Smith, DVM, PhD

Stephen A. Smith, DVM, PhD

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

Victoria Braithwaite, D.Phil. 

Victoria Braithwaite, D.Phil. 

Professor of Fisheries and Biology, Penn State University