Faculty and Staff

Brendon P. McDermott

Brendon P. McDermott

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

College of Education and Health Professions

(HHPR)-Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

Phone: 479-575-4670

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Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Exercise Science, 2009
M.S., Indiana University, Kinesiology, 2001
B.S., Northeastern University, Athletic Training, 2000

McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Eichner ER. Environmental Conditions (Book Chapter) forAthletic Training and Sports Medicine: An Integrated Approach. edited by Chad Starkey. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; February, 2013.


Casa DJ, Anderson SA, Baker L, Bennett S, Bergeron MF, Connolly D, Courson R, Drezner JA, Eichner ER, Epley B, Fleck S, Franks R, Guskiewicz KM, Harmon KG, Hoffman J, Holschen JC, Jost J, Kinniburgh A, Klossner D, Lopez RM, Martin G, McDermott BP, Mihalik JP, Myslinski T, Pagnotta K, Poddar S, Rodgers G, Russell A, Sales L, Sandler D, Stearns RL, Stiggins C, Thompson C. The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: Best Practices Recommendations. J Athl Train. 2012;47(4):477-480.


Casa DJ, Guskiewicz KM, Anderson SA, Courson RW, Heck JF, Jimenez CC, McDermott BP, Miller MG, Swartz EE, Walsh KM, Stearns RL. National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity. J Athl Train.2012;47(1):96-118.


Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, Emmanuel H, Ganio MS, Klau JF, Lee EC, Maresh CM, McDermott BP, Stearns RL, Vingren JL, Wingo JE, Williamson KH, Yamamoto LM. Nutritional, Physiological and Perceptual Responses During a Summer Ultra-Endurance Cycling Event. J Strength Cond Res. 2011;Epub.


McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Eichner ER. Environmental Injuries (Book Chapter) forIntegrated Management and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries. edited by Chad Starkey. February 2010.


Armstrong LE, Ganio MS, Casa DJ, Lee EC, McDermott BP, Klau JF, Jimenez L, Le Bellego L, Chevillotte E, Lieberman HR.  Mild Dehydration Affects Mood in Healthy Young Women. J Nutr. 2011;Epub.


Mazerolle SM, Pinkus D, Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Pagnotta K, Ruiz R, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Athletic Trainers Utilization of Evidence-Based Medicine with the Recognition and Treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke. J Athl Train. 2011;46(5):533-542.


DeMartini JK, Ranalli GF, Casa DJ, Lopez RM, Ganio MS, Stearns RL, McDermott BP, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Comparison of Body Cooling Methods on Physiological and Perceptual Measures of Mildly Hyperthermic Athletes. J Strength Cond Res.2011;25(8):2065-2074.


Emmanuel H, Casa DJ, Beasley KN, Lee EC, McDermott BP, Yamamoto LM, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Appearance of D2O in Sweat Following Oral and Oral-Intravenous Rehydration.J Strength Cond Res. 2011;25(8):2092-2099.


Ganio MS, Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Lee EC, Yamamoto LM, Marzano S, Lopez RM, Jiminez L, Le Bellego L, Chevillotte E, Lieberman HR. Mild Dehydration Impairs Cognitive Performance and Mood of Men. Brit J Nutr. 2011;106:1535-1543.


Armstrong LE, McDermott BP. Exertional Hyponatremia (Book Chapter) for Preventing Sudden Death in Sport and Physical Activity. edited by Douglas J. Casa. Jones & Bartlett Publishing. May 2011.

McDermott BP (National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Korey Stringer Institute). Tips for Exercising Safely in the Heat. NASN Sch Nurse. 2011;26(4):230-232.


Lopez RM, Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Stearns RL, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Exertional Heat Stroke in the Athletic Setting: A Review of the Literature. Athl Train Sports Healthcare. 2010;2(7):1-12.


Ranalli G, Demartini JK, Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Effect of Body Cooling on Subsequent Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise Performance: A Systematic Review. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24(12):3488-3496.


O'Connor FG, Casa DJ, Bergeron MF, Carter R 3rd, Deuster P, Heled Y, Kark J, Leon L,McDermott B, O'Brien K, Roberts WO, Sawka M. American College of Sports Medicine Roundtable on Exertional Heat Stroke--Return to Duty/return to Play: Conference Proceedings.

Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010;9(5):314-321.


Lee EC, Maresh CM, Kraemer WJ, Yamamoto LM, Hatfield DL, Bailey BL, Armstrong LE, Volek JS, McDermott BP, Craig SA. Ergogenic Effects of Betaine Supplementation on Strength and Power Performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2010;7:27-33.


Casa DJ, Armstrong LE, Carter R III, Lopez RM, McDermott BP, Scriber K. Historical Perspectives on Medical Care for Heat Stroke, Part 2: 1850 Through the Present. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2010;2(4):178-190.


Casa DJ, Armstrong LE, Carter R III, Lopez RM, McDermott BP, Scriber K. Historical Perspectives on Medical Care for Heat Stroke, Part 1: Ancient Times Through the Nineteenth Century. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2010;2(3):132-138.


Ganio MS, Klau JF, Lee EC, Yeargin SW, McDermott BP, Warren LW, Buyckx M, Maresh CM, Armstrong LE.  Effect of Various Carbohydrate-Electrolyte Fluids on Cycling Performance and Maximal Voluntary Contraction.  Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab.2010;20(2):104-114.


Mazerolle SM, Burton L, Scruggs IC, McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Maresh CM. Athletic Trainer Knowledge, Preference, and Practice of Exertional Heat Illness Recognition, Evaluation, and Treatment. J Athl Train. 2010;45(2):170-180.


Casa DJ, Stearns RL, Lopez RM, McDermott BP, Ganio MS, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. The Effects of Dehydration on Body Temperature and Performance During Trail Running in the Heat. J Athl Train. 2010;45(2):147-156.


Yeargin SW, Casa DJ, Judelson DJ, McDermott BP, Ganio MS, Lee EC, Lopez RM, Stearns RL, Anderson JM, Armstrong LE, Kraemer WJ, Maresh CM. Thermoregulatory Responses and Hydration Practices in Heat-Acclimatized Adolescents during Preseason High School Football. J Athl Train. 2010;45(2):136-146.


Armstrong LE, Johnson EC, Casa DJ, Ganio MS, McDermott BP, Yamamoto LM, Lopez RM, Emmanuel H. The American Football Uniform: Uncompensable Heat Stress and Hyperthermic Exhaustion. J Athl Train. 2010;45(2):117-127.


Johnson E, Ganio MS, Lee EC, Lopez RM, McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Maresh CM, Armstrong LE. Perceptual Responses While Wearing an American Football Uniform in the Heat. J Athl Train. 2010;45(2):107-116.


Beasley KB, Lee EC, McDermott BP, Emmanuel H, Yamamoto LM, Armstrong LE, Casa DJ, Maresh CM, Kreamer WJ. The Effect of Oral Versus Intravenous Rehydration on Circulating Myoglobin and Creatine Kinase. J Strength Cond Res. 2010;24(1):60-67.


McDermott BP, Lopez RM, Casa DJ, Yeargin SW, Ganio MS, Huggins RA, Glaviano NR, Myers SL, Stover EA, Maresh CM. Examining Sweat Rate, Sweat Electrolyte Composition, and Hydration Habits of Youths at a Five-day Summer Football Camp. J Sport Rehab. 2009;18(4):535-552.


Stearns RL, Casa DJ, Lopez RM, McDermott BP, Ganio MS, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Influence of Hydration Status on Pacing During Trail Running in the Heat. J Strength Cond Res. 2009;23(9):2533-2541.


Armstrong LE, Klau JE, Ganio MS, McDermott BP, Yeargin SW, Lee EC, Maresh CM. Accumulation of 2H2O in Plasma and Eccrine Sweat During Exercise-Heat Stress. Eur J Appl Physiol Occ Physiol. 2010;108(3):477-482.


McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Adams B, Bunt CW, O’Connor F, Brennan AH, Troyanos C, Yeargin SW, Armstrong LE. Cold Water Dousing with Ice Massage to Treat Exertional Heat Stroke: A Case Series. Aviation Space Environ Med. 2009;80(8):720-722.


Ganio MS, Casa DJ, Brown CM, Becker SM, Yeargin SW, McDermott BP, Blowers JA, Boots LM, Boyd PW, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM.  Examining the Validity of Devices that Assess Body Temperature During Indoor Exercise in the Heat. J Athl Train. 2009;44(2):124-135.


Mazerolle SM, McDermott BP, Burns MF. Female Athlete Triad Leading to a Distal Femoral Shaft Stress Fracture in a Collegiate Cross-Country Runner. Athl Train Sports Health Care.2009;1(2).


Lopez RM, McDermott BP, Casa DJ. Does Creatine Supplementation Hinder Exercise Heat Tolerance or Hydration Status? A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses. J Athl Train.2009;44(2):215-223.


McDermott BP, Ganio MS, Casa DJ. Acute Whole-Body Cooling for Exercise-Induced Hyperthermia: A Systematic Review. J Athl Train. 2009;44(1):84-93.


Casa DJ, Ganio MS, Lopez RM, McDermott BP. Intravenous Versus Oral Rehydration: Physiological, Performance and Legal Considerations. Curr Sports Med Rep.2008;7(4):S41-S49.


McDermott BP, Lopez RM, Casa DJ. Exertional Heat Stroke Basics: What Strength and Conditioning Coaches Need to Know. Strength Cond. J. 2008;30(3):29-32.


Mazerolle SM, McDermott BP, Silverberg EJ. Bilateral Exertional Compartment Syndrome Involving a Fifth Lower Leg Compartment: A Case Report. Athletic Therapy Today.2008;13(3):20-23.


McDermott BP, Casa DJ, Armstrong LE, Yeargin SW, Ganio MS, Maresh CM. Recovery and Return to Play Following Exertional Heat Stroke: Considerations for the Sports Medicine Staff. J Sport Rehab. 2007;16(3):163-181.


Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Lee E, Yeargin SW, Armstrong LE, Maresh CM. Cold-water Immersion: The Gold-Standard for Exertional Heat Stroke Treatment. Exerc Sport Sci Rev.2007;35(3):141-149.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Athletic Trainer, Co-Director of Applied Physiology Laboratory, 2009-2012

University of Connecticut, Laboratory Instructor/Doctoral Research Assistant, 2005-2009

King’s College, Assistant Clinical Professor/Assistant Athletic Trainer, 2001-2005

Memorial Day Classic AAU Basketball Tournament, Sports Medicine Director, June, 2001

Bloomington High School South, Head Athletic Trainer, 2000-2001

January-December 2013 – Evaluation of CTAV on thermoregulatory, perceptual and cognitive ability during and following exercise in the heat while wearing body armor. PI: Brendon P. McDermott. Funded by the Cortac Company. (~$20,000)


Summer 2012 – Body Temperature Responses with and Without Utilization of Cold Air Inhalation. PI: Brendon P. McDermott. Funded by Core Cooler Company, LLC. (~$27,000)


Spring 2012 – Comparison of Hydration Beverages with Varying Carbohydrate and Sodium Concentrations. PI: Brendon P. McDermott. Funded by Drip Drop, Inc. (~$3500)


Spring 2011 – Youth Sports Safety Clinics as part of Youth Sports Safety Week. Project coordinator: Brendon P. McDermott. Funded by Safe Kids Worldwide. (~$1500)


Fall 2008 – Intravenous Versus Oral Rehydration: Medical Recovery, Physiologic, and Immunologic Considerations.  PI: Douglas J. Casa, PhD, ATC, FNATA, FACSM. Funded by National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation Doctoral Research Grant. ($2,500)