Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba
1996 Ph.D. (Physical Anthropology) Department of Anthropology, McMaster University.
1991 M.Sc. (Osteology, Palaeopathology and Funerary Archaeology) Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, University of Sheffield, and Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford.
1990 B.Sc. (Physical Anthropology) Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto.
Dr. Hoppa is a biological anthropologist whose research focuses on growth and development, and palaeodemogaphy (population age and sex structure) in past society. His research seeks to answer questions regarding the relationship between health and mortality, and changing social, economic and cultural conditions. His training is strongly anchored in the biocultural tradition that recognizes the complex interaction of biological and social factors related to health and disease in populations.
His program of research focuses on bioarchaeological analyses including the use of advanced imaging techniques to address questions of anthropological interest, and methodological development and validation of techniques for osteological studies.
Recently taught courses include Advanced Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology, and Human Osteology