Patricia A. Deuster, Ph.D., MPH, is a Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine; she is also a faculty member for the Neurosciences program. As Director of the Applied Human Biology Division and Graduate Program, Dr. Deuster is engaged in militarily relevant research and the direction of military graduate students in applied physiology.
Dr. Deuster has been working in the area of nutrition and physical fitness for more than 25 years and is currently funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate mechanisms of obesity and exercise as a function of ethnicity. She is an invited speaker throughout DoD on issues related to nutrition, physical fitness, and health promotion and is the author/editor of multiple military resources. Some of her contributions to the DoD include “The Navy SEAL Nutrition Guide”, “The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide”, “Force Health Protection: Nutrition and Exercise Resource Manual” and “Peak Performance Through Nutrition and Exercise”.
Dr. Duester has published over 90 articles in scientific journals as well as numerous book chapters and books. She has an MA in Physical Education, a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and Physiology, and an MPH with an emphasis in Epidemiology.