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In Press: Best, A. Why does strength training improve endurance performance? American Journal of Human Biology.

Best, A., Lieberman, D. E., & Kamilar, J. M. (2019). Diversity and evolution of human eccrine sweat gland density. Journal of Thermal Biology. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306456519302645

Best, A. and Kamilar, J.M. (2018).  The evolution of eccrine sweat glands in human and nonhuman primates. Journal of Human Evolution, 117(4), 33- 43. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248417303652


Best A, Holt B, Troy K, Hamill J (2017). Trabecular bone in the calcaneus of runners. PLoS ONE12(11): e0188200. 

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188200

Best, A., & Braun, B. (2017). Using a novel data resource to explore heart rate during mountain and road running. Physiological Reports, 5(8), e13256.

http://physreports.physiology.org/content/5/8/e13256

 

Godfrey, L. R., Crowley, B. E., Muldoon, K. M., Kelley, E. A., King, S. J., Best, A. W. and Berthaume, M. A. (2016), What did Hadropithecus eat, and why should paleoanthropologists care?. American Journal of Primatology, 78: 1098–1112. doi:10.1002/ajp.22506  

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Press coverage

December 2020, featured in a forthcoming book The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts. https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393635676

November 2020, featured in Outside Online: "Rethinking the Cross-Training Paradox." https://www.outsideonline.com/2419022/rethinking-cross-training-paradox

November 2019, UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences news: "Don't Sweat it: An Anthropological Look at the Science of Perspiration."  

https://www.umass.edu/sbs/news/students/don%E2%80%99t-sweat-it-anthropological-look-science-perspiration

July 2019, featured in PBS Nova: "Cool down with the slick science of sweat.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/science-of-sweat/

September 2018, quoted in Science Magazine: "This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners—and helped humans conquer the world." 

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/broken-gene-may-have-turned-our-ancestors-marathoners-and-helped-humans-conquer-world

Summer 2018, featured in UMass Magazine: "Inquiring Minds".

 https://www.umass.edu/magazine/summer-2018/inquiring-minds

 

I'm Drew - a high school biology teacher and endurance athlete who decided to become a scientist. I am currently a PhD candidate in biological anthropology at the University of Massachusetts where I study human evolutionary physiology.

 

You can reach me at: 

abest@umass.edu

 

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