Dave Hostler, PhD, an expert in the field of emergency incident rehabilitation, is the founding director of the Emergency Responder Human Performance Lab (ERHPL). He also serves as chair and professor with the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
As director of the ERHPL, Hostler oversees research studies
to understand the stresses associated with emergency response and
develops interventions to improve the health and safety of the
nation’s first responders. He has completed the Fireground
Rehab Evaluation (FIRE) Trial and the Enhanced Firefighter Rehab
Prior to joining UB, Hostler was an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He has more than 20 years of experience in public saftey as a firefighter, paramedic and hazardous materials technician.