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Brian Sharkey

Brian Sharkey completed a Ph.D. in exercise physiology at the University of Maryland before coming west to join the faculty of the University of Montana and begin a long association with MTDC. His work for the Forest Service has included research and development on fitness tests and programs, heat stress, hydration, nutrition, protective clothing, tools, work/rest cycles, employee health (wellness), and more.

A researcher, author of several books, and past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Sharkey practices what he preaches, participating regularly in running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, canoeing, and other pursuits. His work has recently been honored with a USDA Distinguished Service Award, and a Forest Service Technology Transfer Award.