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1. Human growth curve, canalization and catch-up growth 2. Growth in Infancy and childhood 3. Adolescence : somatic growth and sex differences 4. Puberty 5. Endocrine control of growth 6. Nutrition and growth 7. Genomics and Epigenetics 8. Genetic epidemiology of growth and development 9. Social and economic effects on growth 10. Environmental effects on growth 11. Evolution of human growth 12. Developmental origins and human growth and senescence 13. Growth, proportionality and health 14. Physical activity and human growth 15. Brain and neurological development 16. Saltation and Stasis 17. Endocrine disorders of growth 18. Body composition 19. The measurement of human growth 20. The assessment of maturation 21. Growth references and standards
Noel Cameron spent from 1984 to 1997 as Associate (1987) and then Full Professor of Anatomy and Human Biology (1994) in the Department of Anatomy of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He returned to the UK in 1997 as Professor of Human Biology at his alma mater, Loughborough University. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in 1998 for his significant contribution to research in human biology.
Dr. Cameron is Secretary General of the International Society for the Study of Human Growth and Clinical Auxology (ISGA), and President of the European Anthropological Association. He is also an Honorary Research Associate of the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He was awarded the Doctor of Science (DSc) degree from Loughborough University in 2018 for his significant contribution to knowledge in human growth and development.
Lawrence M. Schell is a Professor of Anthropology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the State University of New York in Albany, New York. His research concerns the interrelationship between biology and culture and focuses on biological responses to contemporary urban environments. Dr. Schell has three current research projects. One looks at the effect of lead on child physical and cognitive development in Albany, NY. The second project seeks to address the growing concern about the effect of certain pollutants on sexual and physical development. The third study examines the relationship of pollutants to the reproductive health of Akwesasne women who are concerned that pollution exposure may have damaged their ability to have children. He has published over 65 articles and reviews, including several reviews on urbanism, pollution and child health. He received his Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania; his B.A. from Oberlin College.