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Douglas Crews

Douglas  Crews

Douglas Crews

Professor | Department of Anthropology | College of Arts and Sciences


(614) 292-1329

4004 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Senescence, life span, and aging
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Ethnicity and disease
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Evolutionary biology of senescence and human variation


  • Ph.D., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University (1985)
  • M.A., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University (1980)
  • B.A., Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University (1976)

Douglas Crews is a physical anthropologist who 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 works with data collected from American Samoans, African Americans of central Ohio, and Yanomami and Cofan Indians of the Brazilian and Ecuadorian Amazon. He has a joint faculty appointment in the School of Public Health and is a member of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging Coordinating Committee. 

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