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  • Dr. Feairheller (“Dr. F”) has worked in the exercise physiology field for over 20 years and has a passionate interest in cardiovascular health. Dr. Feairheller is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. She recently was awarded the Certificate of Research Excellence from the American Heart Association in Philadelphia. Dr Feairheller has an active clinical research lab. The Hypertension and Endothelial function with Aerobic and Resistance Training (HEART) Laboratory examines the effects of exercise and diet on heart health, in particular blood pressure. Dr Feairheller’s current research project examines cardiovascular health in volunteer firefighters and civilians and is funded by the American Heart Association. She has national certifications as a firefighter and a rescue technician, so as a volunteer firefighter herself, she has a vested interest in getting the fire service physically active and healthy. While living in the Philadelphia area, her research in firefighters was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper several times.

    Her research and life motto “~live healthy, live for your heart!”
  • Teaching Activities

  • Electrocardiography Taught course 2020
  • Exercise Laboratory Technique Taught course 2020
  • Full Name

  • Deborah Feairheller