Dr. Susan Borjesson-Newman
Wilderness First Aid
Dr. Borjesson-Newman received her undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and English with a minor in Business from Lewis-Clark State College. She got both her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Exercise Physiology at the University of Idaho where she completed research with athletes as well as special populations in pulmonary dynamics and acute physiological responses to exercise under diverse environment stress. Susan is the recipient of multiple grants and has taught at the University of Idaho, North Carolina A&T State University, and Washington State University where she received multiple awards for her teaching.
Dr. Borjesson-Newman’s professional objective is to complete practical research that focuses on exercise in austere environments amongst highly trained, special populations, while helping to increase the understanding of the human body and its ability to perform at a peak level. Susan has a unique approach to research as she refuses to be limited by the constraints of a laboratory environment and takes a hands-on approach to her research, thus you may often find her climbing mountains and joining teams in their training to more effectively identify problems and devise realistic solutions to enable implementation into real life settings.
Dr. Borjesson-Newman is active in both the Wilderness Medical Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. Susan is a certified instructor for Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Blood Bourne Pathogens, CPR, First Aid, AED, and multiple fitness organizations.
Dr. Borjesson-Newman’s personal interests include a passion for riding her Harley, water sports, backpacking/camping, hunting, fishing, and raising horses.