Patricia Deuster, PhD, MPH, FACSM

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Patricia Deuster

Professor and Executive Director of CHAMP

Consortium for Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University

Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland and Executive Director of the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), the Defense Center of Excellence for Human Performance Optimization Translation. She obtained an AB in Mathematics and Computer Science and MA in Education and Physical Education from the College of William and Mary, a PhD in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology from the University of Maryland, and a MPH with an emphasis in public health and epidemiology from USU.
Dr. Deuster chairs the Department of Defense (DoD) Dietary Supplement Subcommittee, is a member of the DoD Food and Nutrition Subcommittee, serves on the DoD Human Performance Optimization Committee, the VA/DoD Health Executive Committee Womens Health Work Group, and the DoD Nutrition Committee. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and has over 300 peer-reviewed papers numerous book chapters and books relating to human performance with a focus on health, nutrition, dietary supplements, and total force fitness. CHAMP hosts the Human Performance Resource ( and Operation Supplement Safety ( websites. Dr. Deuster is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and received the Special Operations Medical Researcher Award from the Special Operations Medical Association in 2014.
She authored the first U.S. Navy SEAL Nutrition Guide sponsored by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the SOF Nutrition Guide for SOCOM in 2006.


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