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Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), specializing in sports medicine
Philosophy Doctor (PhD), specializing in the endocrine regulation of fluid balance
Fellow of the Amercican College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)
Dr Tamara Hew-Butler is a podiatric physician and associate professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She obtained her BS in Kinesiology at the University of California at Los Angeles, CA; Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA; and Philosophy Doctor (PhD) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Hew-Butler is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and specializes in both sports medicine and exercise physiology. Her expertise is in exercise-associated hyponatremia and the endocrine regulation of water and sodium balance. Her scientific work has been highlighted on radio shows (Science Friday, National Public Radio), television (The Weather Channel), podcasts (CJSM), newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN), a comic strip (xkcd) and reality television show (Adam Ruins Everything).
Dr Hew-Butler is an avid runner and sports fan. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Bill, and pet ducks on their 10-acre hobby farm.
1) To lay the foundation of Exercise Physiology, in both theory and practice, to learners who wish make a positive difference in our community.
2) To inspire the joys and benefits of regular, life-long, exercise.
3) To stimulate cutting-edge research which advances our knowledge in exercise science and sports medicine.
4) To enhance health and peak performance in athletes.
CV (Last update: 820/2018): T. Hew-Butler
Exercise endocrinology, fluid balance, and thermoregulation
Exercise is Medicine
Area Of Expertise
Fluid regulation and dysregulation
Water and sodium homeostasis (dehydration and overhydration)
Sodium storage and bone
Overtraining and peak performance
Exercise Physiology I (KIN 6300)
Exercise Physiology II (KIN 6310)