The Executive Team
Base Medical Consultant
Base Medical Certified Instructor and Instructor Development Officer
DrPH, MA (Exercise Physiology), Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, EMT-B, Wilderness Medicine Educator, FACSM, Professor of Health and Human Performance.
Janet has a diverse background in the areas of wilderness medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, public health,teaching and research. She is a professor of health and human peformance. She peer reviews for the International Journal of Exercise Science, the Journal of Health Education Teaching, Journal of Strength and Conditioning and the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal. She has experience as the Section Editor for Nutrition and Physical Activity for the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal and currently writes for the Wilderness Medicine Magazine. Her latest published paper in the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal is titled "High Altitude Illness: Knowledge, Practice and Attitudes of Porters in Nepal." For Base Medical, Janet spearheads research in wilderness medicine, program development, instructor training, teaching and learning, writing and reviewing curriculum, and instructing Base Medical courses around the world. When she is not conducting research or teaching, Janet can be found bike touring in remote places or dabbling in fiction writing.
Base Medical Chief Medical Director, DO, FAAEM, CAQSM, Author, Emergency & Sports Medicine Physician
Dr. Durkin is a board-certified emergency & sports medicine physician and is Base Medical’s Chief Medical Officer. He has over 2 decades of response, patient care and teaching experience that drive his passion for excellence in Base Medical’s curriculum. His premedical experiences included service as a camp staffer, SAR responder, urban/rural paramedic, BLS/ACLS/first aid instructor and work on a program management team for DARPA. He completed residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, the busiest trauma center in Philadelphia, and sports medicine fellowship at University of Florida (Go Gators!). Since residency he has practiced emergency medicine at both large and small hospitals in the southwest and been extensively involved with EMS, SAR and sports medicine coverage. He currently serves as an active responder with La Plata and San Juan County (CO) Search & Rescue, and medical advisor to the San Juan National Forest. He is the author of the Pocket Guide to Event, Outdoor and Sports Medicine. When not working, he enjoys backcountry skiing and trying to keep up with his wife while mountain biking.