Contact Information

Consortium for Health and Military Performance

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

Patricia Deuster, PhD, MPH
CHAMP Director
Phone: (301) 295-3020

Dr. Francis G. O'Connor, COL, MC, USA
CHAMP Associate Director
Phone: (301) 295-0220

Jeff Leggit, COL, MC, USA
CHAMP Medical Director
Assistant Professor
Phone: (301) 295-9466


  • Abraham, P. A., Kazman, J. B., Zeno, S. A., Poth, M., & Deuster, P. A. (2013). Age-related decline in salivary dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate and associated health risks among African Americans. [Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural]. Ethn Dis, 23(2), 149-154.
  • Abraham PA, Kazman JB, Zeno SA, and Deuster PA (2013). Obesity and African Americans: Physiological and Behavioral Pathways. ISRN Obesity.; Article ID 314295.
  • Bowles S., Pollock, E., Cato, C., Moore ,M., MacDermid Wadsworth, M., Anagnostopoulos, V., Sun, K., Campise ,M., Mueller W., Freeland D., Tarney, M., Brogdon K., Alvarado, A., Bates, M. (2012). Building Resilience in the Military Family During and Following Deployment. In Ainspan, N., & Penk, W. (Eds). When the Warrior Returns: Making the Transition at Home. Naval Institutes Press.
  • Johnston DT, Deuster PA, Harris WS, Macrae H, Dretsch MN.(2012). Red blood cell omega-3 fatty acid levels and neurocognitive performance in deployed U.S. Servicemembers. Nutr Neurosci. 2013 Jan;16(1):30-8. doi: 10.1179/1476830512Y.0000000025
  • Kao TC, Deuster PA, Burnett D, Stephens M.(2012). Health behaviors associated with use of body building, weight loss, and performance enhancing supplements. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 May;22(5):331-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2012.02.013
  • Kazman, J.B., Galecki, J., Lisman, P., Deuster, P. A., & O'Connor F, G. (2013). Factor Structure of the Functional Movement Screen in Marine Officer Candidates. J Strength Cond Res. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3182a6dd83
  • Kazman, J.B.., Heled, Y., Lisman, P. J., Druyan, A., Deuster, P. A., & O'Connor, F. G. (2013). Exertional heat illness: the role of heat tolerance testing. [Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.]. Curr Sports Med Rep, 12(2), 101-105. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3182874d27
  • Kazman JB, Abraham PA, Zen, SA, Poth M., Deuster PA. (2012). Self-Reported Sleep Impairment and the Metabolic Syndrome among African Americans. Ethnicity and Disease.; 22(4): 410-415.
  • Cancio, A., Eliason, M. J., Mercer, J., Tran, T., Deuster, P. A., & Stephens, M. B. (2012). Third-party certification of dietary supplements: prevalence and concerns. [Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.]. Mil Med, 177(12), 1460-1463.