Dr.Deborah Feairheller is an Assistant Professor in Health & Exercise Physiology at Ursinus College. She received her B.S. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University and her Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology from Temple University. She has worked in the exercise physiology field for over 20 years. Deborah has an active clinical research laboratory, the Hypertension and Endothelial function with Aerobic and Resistance Training (HEART) Laboratory, where she mentors and collaborates with students. The HEART lab examines the effects of lifestyle modifications on cardiovascular health, in particular blood pressure, and studies examine cardiovascular health in volunteer firefighters and non-firefighting adults. As a volunteer firefighter herself, Deborah has a vested interest in getting the fire service physically active and healthy. Research projects in firefighters focus on exercise and diet interventions that are aimed at improving health, increasing adherence to exercise, as well as reducing weight and cardiovascular risk.