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Is Exercise Medicine? An Evolutionary Medical Perspective

Dan Lieberman Harvard Born to Run

Presenters: 

Daniel Lieberman, Ph.D.
Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences
Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University

Description: 

Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—On October 6th Dr. Daniel Lieberman will discuss the extent to which exercise is medicine and explain the exercise paradox: Why do people tend to avoid exercise despite its benefits? Best known for his research on the evolution of the human head and body, Dr. Lieberman is also an expert on the biomechanics of barefoot running.

Dr. Daniel Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist at Harvard University, where he is the Edwin M. Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences and chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.


This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture  Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson. 

Date: 

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Room 160 East, Commonwealth Honors College

Fees: 

Free and open to the public