Dr. Patricia Deuster

Executive Director

PhD, MPH, CNS

Dr. Patricia Deuster is the Executive Director for the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine and a professor at the Uniformed Services University. She was the author of the first U.S. Navy SEAL Nutrition Guide sponsored by U.S. Special Operations Command and, because of its success, was commissioned to update the nutrition guide for the United States Special Operations Commands (USSOCOM).

Dr. Deuster, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, has conducted research in the area of sports and warrior nutrition for more than 35 years and has published well over 300 peer-reviewed papers relating to stress, nutrition, and physical performance in the military. She has been a tennis professional, nationally ranked marathoner, qualifier for the First Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials, triathlete, skydiver with over 100 jumps, and worldwide scuba diver. In addition, she is an invited speaker throughout the U.S. on sports nutrition and performance.

Ayanna Shivers
Marketing

MPH

Ayanna Shivers is HPRC’s Marketing & Communications Manager. She brings an extensive academic background in social psychology to her communications practice

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Carol M. Stockton
Senior

MArch

Carol Stockton is Senior Editor for CHAMP Education (including HPRC, OPSS, and special projects), with an editing background of more than 30 years as technical

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Christiane Minnick
Senior

BFA, MAc, LAc

Christiane Minnick is the Senior Graphic Designer for HPRC. She is a full-time communication arts professional employing her skills in print and digital graphic

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Christopher Niewinski

Chris Niewinski is HPRC’s Multimedia Specialist. Chris brings experience working in 3D animation, motion graphics, and video in a variety of industries and

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Elizabeth Moylan
Director

MPH, RD, CSSD

Beth Moylan is the Director of Performance Nutrition for CHAMP. Her expertise is in developing and managing programs, educating, and conducting research in

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Gabe Paoletti

EdD, MAPP

Gabe is the Performance Psychology Education Specialist with HPRC, where he translates research in the domain of Mental Fitness. Previously, he has provided

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Gia Torpey
Senior

BA

Gia Torpey is a Senior Technical Editor for CHAMP’s HPRC and HPRC blog websites. She also provides editorial support for multiple HPRC campaigns and special

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Josh Kazman
Senior

MS

Josh Kazman is Senior Research Biostatitician and Branch Chief of Analytics for CHAMP/HPRC. He works with web analytics for HPRC, including providing feedback

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Katie Kirkpatrick
Nutrition

MS, RD, LDN

Katie Kirkpatrick is Nutrition Specialist for the Go for Green® and Performance Nutrition projects for CHAMP/HPRC. She is a registered and licensed dietitian.

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Lauren A. Messina
Senior

PhD, LCMFT

Lauren Messina is HPRC’s Senior Social Health Scientist. She is the subject-matter expert for the Family & Relationships and Total Force Fitness domains.

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Melissa Reichley
Senior

MA

Melissa is a Senior Technical Writer/Editor for CHAMP’s HPRC website and related content, striving to make evidence-based info about human performance

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Parissa K. Hessabi
Graphic

MBA

Parissa is a Graphic Designer for HPRC and CHAMP. She received her Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication Arts and design from George Washington University and her

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Sarah Steward
Education

MS

Sarah Steward works as an Education Specialist for HPRC in the Family & Relationship and Total Force Fitness domains. She has worked in a clinical setting

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Stephanie Van Arsdale
Program

MS

Stephanie Van Arsdale is the Program Manager for HPRC and was previously the Senior Education Specialist for the Physical Fitness and Environment sections of

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Tammy Irelan
Digital

BA

Tammy Irelan is Digital Manager for HPRC. She is responsible for posting content to the CHAMP websites and works closely with the web developer and content

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Timothy C. Gribbin
Senior

MEd, ATC

Tim Gribbin is HPRC’s Senior Scientist for Exercise Physiology and Content Lead for the Physical Fitness and Environment domains. Tim previously was laboratory

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