Brent Ruby - March 6
"Wildfire Implications for Firefighter and Community Health"
Brent Ruby is a professor of health and human performance at UM and the director of the Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism. Ruby and his team seek to define how much the human body can endure and use those results to ensure safety and performance in tough work environments, such as special military operations and wild land firefighting. They work to find remedies to reduce fatigue, overheating and other risks, and their findings could lead to changes in training procedures and supplemental feeding regimens.