Research Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dave Hostler, PhD, NREMT-P, CSCS is a researcher in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Emergency Medicine. He earned his B.A and M.S degrees from Wright State University and his doctorate in physiology from Ohio University. Dr Hostler has more than 20 years experience in public safety and is an active firefighter/paramedic at Guyasuta Fire Department and a HazMat technician with the Allegheny County HazMat Medical Response Team.
His research interests are human performance and the physiological responses of public safety personnel working in personal protective equipment (PPE). He is a founding faculty member and the director of the Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr Hostler studies fire, police, and EMS providers working in PPE.
His research program both examines the cardiovascular and cognitive effects of firefighting and develops interventions and fireground rehab protocols. Dr Hostler is the principal investigator of the FEMA sponsored Fireground Rehab Evaluation (FIRE) and Enhanced Firefighter Rehab (EFFoRT) Trials.
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