A Road Map for Interdisciplinary Collaborations

  • Rachel K. Katch
  • Christopher W. Myers
  • Francis G. O’Connor
  • Douglas J. Casa
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Medical Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSMEEASC)


When it comes to protecting athletes, warfighters, and laborers from exertional heat stroke (EHS), an interdisciplinary collaboration between different entities is of the upmost importance, especially when those entities share many common goals. Currently, organizations such as the Korey Stringer Institute, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and additional organizations discussed in this section do not have an effective framework in place to share their research and EHS knowledge, leading to a potential lack in appropriate EHS care. By providing a road map for effective interdisciplinary collaboration, organizations can facilitate advancement in each entity’s ability to prevent, recognize, treat, and recover/return to activity from EHS.


Policy Guidelines Network Exertional heat stroke 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel K. Katch
    • 1
  • Christopher W. Myers
    • 1
  • Francis G. O’Connor
    • 2
  • Douglas J. Casa
    • 1
  1. 1.Korey Stringer Institute, Department of Kinesiology, University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  2. 2.Consortium for Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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