Patricia Deuster, PhD, MPH
Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH
Name: Patricia A. Deuster, PhD, MPH
Human Performance, Dietary Supplements, Physical Fitness
Community Engagement, Total Force Fitness
College of William and Mary M.A. 05/1978 Physical Ed/Education
University of Maryland Ph.D. 051982 Nutr Sci & Biochem
USUHS School of Medicine Post-Doc 07/1982 Physiology
USUHS School of Medicine M.P.H. 12/1995 Epidemiology
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 Women's Health Work Group, the DoD Nutrition Committee, and the DoD Population Health Working Group. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and has over 200 peer-reviewed papers and numerous book chapters and books relating to human performance with a focus on health, total force fitness, nutrition, dietary supplements, physical performance, and exertional-related health events. In addition she has developed multiple educational materials related to human performance and total force fitness: Visit the CHAMP Human Performance Resource Center (hprc-online.org) and Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS.org) 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.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
- 2012 - Present Director, Consortium for Health and Military Performance, A Defense Center of Excellence, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, MD
- 2000 - Present Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, MD
- 1989 - 2000 Associate Professor of Military and Emer Medicine & Neuroscience, USUHS, Bethesda, MD
- Van Wagoner RM, Eichner A, Bhasin S, Deuster PA, Eichner D. Chemical Composition and Labeling of Substances Marketed as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators and Sold via the Internet. JAMA. 2017;318(20):2004-2010.
- Russell A, Deuster PA. Human Performance Optimization and Precision Performance: The Future of Special Operations Human Performance Efforts. J. Spec. Oper. Med. 2017;17(1):80-89.
- Nelson DA, Deuster PA, Kurina LM. Sickle Cell Trait and Rhabdomyolysis among U.S. Army Soldiers. N. Engl. J. Med. 2016;375(17):1696.
- Higgins JP, Babu K, Deuster PA, Shearer J. Energy Drinks: A Contemporary Issues Paper. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Feb;17(2):65-72.
- de la Motte SJ, Gribbin TC, Lisman P, Murphy K, Deuster PA. Systematic Review of the Association Between Physical Fitness and Musculoskeletal Injury Risk: Part 2-Muscular Endurance and Muscular Strength. J. Strength Cond. Res. 2017;31(11):3218-3234
- Cohen PA, Travis JC, Keizers PHJ, Deuster P, Venhuis BJ. Four experimental stimulants found in sports and weight loss supplements: 2-amino-6-methylheptane (octodrine), 1,4-dimethylamylamine (1,4-DMAA), 1,3-dimethylamylamine (1,3-DMAA) and 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (1,3-DMBA). Clin. Toxicol. (Phila.). 2017:1-6.
- Kazman JB, Scott JM, Deuster PA. Using item response theory to address vulnerabilities in FFQ. Br J Nutr. 2017 Sep;118(5):383-391.
- Givens ML, Deuster PA, Kupchak BR. CHAMP Symposium on Androgens, Anabolic Steroids, and Related Substances: What We Know and What We Need to Know. Mil. Med. 2016;181(7):680-686.
- Magee CD, Witte S, Kwok RM, Deuster PA. Mission Compromised? Drug-Induced Liver Injury From Prohormone Supplements Containing Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids in Two Deployed U.S. Service Members. Mil. Med. 2016;181(9):e1169-1171.
- Chatham-Stephens K, Taylor E, Chang A, et al. Hepatotoxicity associated with weight loss or sports dietary supplements, including OxyELITE Pro - United States, 2013. Drug Test Anal. 2017;9(1):68-74.