Predicting Cardiovascular Risk and Fitness in Firefighters

Grant Number

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Award Number EMW-2006-FP-01493
P.I. Stefanos N. Kales MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM; Harvard School of Public Health


  1. Baur DM, Leiba A, Christophi CA, Kales SN. Low fitness is associated with exercise abnormalities among asymptomatic firefighters. Occup Med (Lond). 2012;62(7):566-569. doi:10.1093/occmed/kqs112
  2. Baur DM, Christophi CA, Tsismenakis AJ, Jahnke SA, Kales SN. Weight- perception in male career firefighters and its association with cardiovascular risk factors. BMC Public Health. 2012;12:480. Published 2012 Jun 25. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-480
  3. Baur DM, Christophi CA, Cook EF, Kales SN. Age-Related Decline in Cardiorespiratory Fitness among Career Firefighters: Modification by Physical Activity and Adiposity. J Obes. 2012;2012:710903. doi:10.1155/2012/710903
  4. Baur DM, Christophi CA, Kales SN. Metabolic syndrome is inversely related to cardiorespiratory fitness in male career firefighters. J Strength Cond Res. 2012;26(9):2331-2337. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823e9b19
  5. Durand G, Tsismenakis AJ, Jahnke SA, Baur DM, Christophi CA, Kales SN. Firefighters’ physical activity: relation to fitness and cardiovascular disease risk. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43(9):1752-1759. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e318215cf25
  6. Tsismenakis AJ, Christophi CA, Burress JW, Kinney AM, Kim M, Kales SN. The obesity epidemic and future emergency responders. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009;17(8):1648-1650. doi:10.1038/oby.2009.63
  7. Kales SN, Tsismenakis AJ, Zhang C, Soteriades ES. Blood pressure in firefighters, police officers, and other emergency responders. Am J Hypertens. 2009;22(1):11-20. doi:10.1038/ajh.2008.296