Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Dr. Francis G. O'Connor, COL, MC, USA
Medical Director, USU CHAMP
Phone: (301) 295-2270
Dr. Patricia Deuster, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Scientific Director, USU CHAMP
Phone: (301) 295-3020
The mission of the USU Consortium of Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) is to promote basic, clinical and translational research, education, and clinical expertise in optimizing the functional capacity of the warfighter, with the objective of maximizing performance in the operational environment. The Program seeks to provide Department of Defense Commands, military treatment clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and warfighters with applied medical expertise in the area of military unique human performance optimization with specific functions including: data management; educational services and resources; electronic, clinical and laboratory consultative services; basic, clinical and translational investigation support and review.
The USU CHAMP represents a National Capital Area (NCA) Consortium of clinicians, educators and investigators dedicated to the identification and exploration of human factors and capabilities that impact performance optimization and contribute to the health and operational success of our warfighters. The consortium's underlying strategy is a collaborative effort among the operational, medical, and research communities in the following areas: