Douglas E. Crews
Dr. Douglas E. Crews
Department of Anthropology
The Ohio State University
4004 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
A physical anthropologist, investigates
aging, disease, and other genetic and quantitative variation in
Japan and Slovenia, among
Samoans of the South Pacific, African Americans, and Native
Americans from Brazil and Ecuador.
Dr. Crews is
currently working with data collected from American Samoans, African
Americans of central Ohio, and Yanomami and Cofan Indians of the
Brazilian and Ecuadorian Amazon. He currently is co-investigator of
a project exploring maternal health, and pregnancy outcomes among
the Buthia of Sikkim State, India. Dr. Crews has a joint faculty
appointment in the School of Public Health and is a member of the
Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging Coordinating
Committee. Dr. Crews' graduate students are actively conducting
research in Brazil, Ecuador, India, Cayo Santiago, and the United
States, in addition to conducting molecular studies of the HLA
system and candidate genes for diabetes, obesity, and blood pressure
Biological Anthropology and Aging: Perspectives on Human Variation
over the Life Span. DE Crews and RM Garruto (eds); Oxford
University Press: New York. 1994.
Senescence: Evolutionary and Biocultural Perspectives. Cambridge
University Press: New York. 2003.
Biological Anthropology: Custom Publishing Pearson Learning
Solutions. Associate Editor Online Publishing. J Cohen, DE Crews, J
Stewart (eds). 2011.
Journal of Human Biology: Editorial Board 2008-present.
Editor: Evolutionary, Biosocial, and Cross Cultural Perspectives on
Aging 1(3), 1989.
Editor: Human biology and aging: recent advances and new directions.
Association for Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE) Newsletter: Sub
Editor for Physical Anthropology 1989 93, Editor 1993 1997.
Collegium Antropologicum: Consulting Editor 1996¬-present.
Editor: Human Population Biology and Human Variation in Health and
Disease, June 1994.
Editor, Human Variation in Health and Disease: The Transdisciplinary
View of Human Population Biology, June 1997.
Editor, Biological Anthropology of Aging: Theoretical Approaches and
Current Directions, January 2003.
Ethnicity & Disease: Associate Editor 1990 92, Book Review Editor,
1990 92, Editorial Board, 1993 2003.
Biology: Editorial Board 1998¬-2008.
of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Sciences: Editorial
Board, 2002-2005, Editor 2005-present.
Editor: Physiological Anthropology, Human Biology, and Modern Human
Variation 25(1): 2006.
Experimental Gerontology: Editorial Board 2007- present.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters since 2007
1. Crews DE. Senescence, Aging
and Disease. Journal of Physiological Anthropology. 26(3): 365-372,
2. Bindon JR, WW Dressler, MJ
Gilliland, DE Crews. A cross-cultural perspective on obesity and
health in three groups of women: the Mississippi Choctaw, American
Samoans, and African Americans. Collegium Antropologicum. 31(1):
3. Crews DE. Assessing
composite estimates of stress in American Samoans. American Journal
of Physical Anthropology. 133(3): 1028-34, 2007.
4. Crews DE, LJ Gerber. Genes,
geographic ancestry, and disease susceptibility:
applications of evolutionary medicine to clinical settings. In:
Evolutionary Medicine and Health: New Perspectives. WR Trevathan,
EO Smith, JJ McKenna, (eds.) Oxford University Press: New York,
5. Crews, DE. Co-evolution of
human mating strategies, culture and longevity. Aging Related
Problems in Past and Present Populations. Eva Bodzsar and C Sussanne
(eds.) Plantin Publ. & Press Ltd.: Budapest, Hungary, pp. 9-25.
DE. Design and the elder phenotype:
anthropometry, muscle loss, and disability. Human Diversity: Design
for Life, 9th International Congress of
Anthropology: Proceedings. Delft, The Netherlands 22-28
8. August 2008, pp. 39-42.
Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft
9. University of Technology:
The Netherlands, 2009.
Reitsema LJ, DE Crews, M Polcyn.
Preliminary evidence for medieval
Polish diet from carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes. Journal of
Archaeological Science 37: 1413-1423, 2010.
11. Crews DE, B Bogin.
Growth, development, senescence, and aging: a life:
a life history perspective. In: A Companion to Biological
Anthropology. C. Larsen, ed. pp. 128-152, 2010.
12. history perspective. In: A
Companion to Biological Anthropology. C. Larsen, ed. pp. 128-152,
13. Crews DE, J Stewart.
longevity and senescence. Human Evolutionary Biology. M P. Muehlenbein, ed. Cambridge University Press: New York, pp 528-550,
Al-Kandari Y, DE Crews.
The effect of consanguinity on congenital disabilities in the
Kuwaiti population. Journal of Biosocial Sciences 43: 65-73, 2011.
15. Crews DE, G Li.
Senescence, aging, life span, frailty, disability and diseases in
Chinese populations: trends and prospects. Aging in Perspective and
the Case of China: Issues and Approaches. Sheying Chen (ed.), New
York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp. 189-212, 2011.
Reitsema LJ, DE Crews.
Oxygen isotopes as a biomarker for sickle
cell disease? Results from transgenic mice expressing human HbS
genes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 145(3):495-498,
17. Crews DE, GJ Ice. Aging,
senescence and human variation. Human Biology: An Evolutionary and
Biocultural Perspective, 2nd Edition. S Stinson, B Bogin, and D.
O’Rourke (eds.), Wiley‑Blackwell: New York, pp. 637-602, 2012.
Crews DE, H Harada, K Aoyagi, T Maeda, A. Alfarano, Y Sone, Y Kusano.
Allostatic load among elderly Japanese living on Hizen-Oshima
island. International Journal of Physiological Anthropology.
19. Leahy R, Crews DE.
Physiological Dysregulation and Somatic Decline among Elders:
Modeling, Applying, and Re-Interpreting Allostatic Load. Collegium
Anthropologicum 36(1):11-22, 2012.
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