Daniel Lieberman

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Daniel E. Lieberman is a paleoanthropologist at Harvard University. There he is the Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences, and chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology. He is best known for his research on the evolution of the human head and the evolution of the human body In his research on the human body, Lieberman combines paleontology, anatomy, physiology and experimental biomechanics in the lab and in the field. His research on running in general, especially barefoot running, was popularized in Chris McDougall’s best-selling book “Born to Run”. Lieberman is an avid marathon runner, often barefoot, which has earned him the nickname The Barefoot Professor.