Contact Information

Consortium for Health and Military Performance


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

champ@usuhs.edu

Patricia Deuster, PhD, MPH
CHAMP Director
Professor
Phone: (301) 295-3020
Email: patricia.deuster@usuhs.edu

Dr. Francis G. O'Connor, COL, MC, USA
CHAMP Associate Director
Professor
Phone: (301) 295-0220
Email: francis.oconnor@usuhs.edu

Jeff Leggit, COL, MC, USA
CHAMP Medical Director
Assistant Professor
Phone: (301) 295-9466
Email: jeff.leggit@usuhs.edu

Volunteers Needed -- Caffeine and Heat Tolerance Test Study (Uniformed Services University)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a study to explore the effects of caffeine, heat, and exercise on muscles in healthy Caucasian men and women between the ages of 18 and 45. Volunteers may be compensated for their participation. The study will include the following assessments and sample collection: skin and core temperatures; blood and saliva samples; questionnaires; blood pressure, body composition, and sweat measures; a maximal treadmill exercise test; and heat tolerance tests.

If interested, please contact the Human Performance Laboratory at the Uniformed Services University at (301) 295-1371 humanperformancelab@usuhs.edu.


Volunteers Needed – Exercise and Heat Test Study

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is conducting a study to explore physiologic responses to exercise in the heat in healthy men and women between the ages of 18 and 45. Volunteers may be compensated for their participation. The study will include the following assessments and sample collection: skin and core temperatures; blood and saliva samples; questionnaires; blood pressure, body composition, and sweat measures; a maximal treadmill exercise test; and heat tolerance tests.

If interested, please contact the Human Performance Laboratory at the Uniformed Services University at (301) 295-1371 humanperformancelab@usuhs.edu.


Volunteers Needed – CSF2/GAT Study (Uniformed Services University)

CHAMP, in collaboration with the US Army, is conducting this study to validate physical and nutritional fitness measurements as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program. Physical fitness and nutritional status will be measured by questionnaires, body composition (weight, height, neck and waist measurements, body fat, and blood pressure), blood nutrient status (blood sugar, cholesterol, vitamin and mineral levels), and a dietary supplement interview. These measurements can be used to assess overall fitness and a soldier’s ability to cope with stress and handle difficult situations. This study will enroll up to 3,000 participants between Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Fort Bliss, Fort Campbell, and Fort Bragg.