Brian R. Kupchak, LT, PhD

Brian R. Kupchak, LT, PhD

Name: Brian R. Kupchak, LT, PhD

Department of Primary Appointment: Military & Emergency Medicine
Position: USU Faculty


LT Brian Kupchak, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of Research for the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, and for the Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC), at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, MD. Additionally at USUHS, he is the Brigade Command Fitness Officer.

At present, LT Kupchak’s research interests include examining the physiological and molecular effect of exercise in extreme environments (heat, altitiude, etc.) on the coagulation and fibrinolytic systems. Another area of interest is in sports nutrition including studies evaluating a wide range of dietary supplements on exercise performance and overall health.

As an educator, LT Kupchak teaches courses related to the environments effect on the warfighter, combat medical skills, assists in leadership training, and helps oversee military field exercises.


Education: B.S. in Medical Technology (2000) from the University of Scranton, M.S. in Biochemistry (2002) from the University of Scranton.  PhD in Chemistry (2008) from the University of Florida.  Post-doctoral fellow in Kinesiology (2008-2010) at the University of Connecticut.