Brendon McDermott, University of Arkansas assistant professor of kinesiology, researches hydration and heat illness to prevent sudden death and is available to comment on the prevention and treatment of heat stroke in both sport and outdoor work.
McDermott, a certified athletic trainer, uses an environmental chamber in the University of Arkansas Human Performance Laboratory, as well as field studies, to conduct research on the prevention and treatment of exertional heat stroke. His research applies to athletes, others who exercise in the heat, and to people who work outside in extreme weather conditions.
He serves on the Medical and Science Advisory Board of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut and was the featured physiology expert on the new documentary “108 Degrees: Critical Response,” produced by the Arkansas Educational Television Network. He also chaired the updated National Athletic Trainers Association position statement on fluid replacement for athletes, released in July in Indianapolis.