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

For the Provider

Recognizing that every Warrior is an athlete, our goal is to advance a unique contribution in the field of human performance. To that end, we offer specialized expertise based on our military clinical experience combined with advanced human performance optimization (HPO) research in our members' labs. Through clinical and consultative services, we:

  • Facilitate & coordinate medical care for warfighters with unique HPO needs
  • Maintain an expert network
  • Provide patient expertise in:
    • Exercise intolerance and fatigue
    • Rhabdomyolysis
    • Exertional hyponatremia
    • Heat illness
    • Dietary supplements and their effects on physical and cognitive performance
    • Malignant Hyperthermia
    • Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
  • Provide electronic clinical consultation

In addition, our expertise also comprises of: sports medicine, biomarkers and diagnostic indicators, readiness and return to duty, physical and mental fitness, and nutrition and dietary supplements.