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Dave Hostler

Chair of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Effect of diving on human health; environmental physiology; hyperthermia; hypothermia; firefighter and emergency responder health and safety

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Dave Hostler is an expert on how deep-sea diving and other extreme environmental conditions affect human health, performance and survival. His research has relevance for commercial divers, firefighters and other emergency responders, and military personnel.

Hostler is director of UB’s Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab, and of UB’s Center for Research and Education in Special Environments, which studies human performance and survival in extreme environments. The facility’s equipment includes a hypobaric and hyperbaric chamber. The chamber can be filled at one end with water, allowing researchers to conduct experiments that simulate deep-sea diving pressures. The device can also be used to mimic environmental conditions at altitudes of up to 120,000 feet.

Hostler has been a firefighter/paramedic and hazardous materials technician for 30 years, which has motivated his research on work physiology of first responders and the military.

CONTACT:

Dave Hostler, PhD
Professor and Chair of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Director of the Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab
Director of the Center for Research and Education in Special Environments

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

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