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Tamara Hew-Butler

Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Wayne State University

Dr. Tamara Hew-Butler is a podiatric physician and associate professor of Exercise and Sport Studies 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), podcasts (CJSM), newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post), a comic strip (xkcd) and reality television show (Adam Ruins Everything).


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Execrise Science, Wayne State University