Meet the Advisors

Dr. Richard Ingebretsen

Richard Ingebretsen graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1993. And he was graduated from the University of Utah with masters and PhD degrees in biophysics from the department of physics and astronomy. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in emergency medicine. He was Associate Dean for Students and directed the redevelopment of premedical education. He is now a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and at The University of Utah School of Medicine, at Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine and at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the director of the wilderness medicine program at the School of Medicine and is the medical director of Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue. He is founder of the Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) program. He does extensive work in the environment as well. He is the founder and president of the Glen Canyon Institute and is also the vice chair of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. He now teaches wilderness medicine to medical students and residents in Chamonix-Mt. Blanc each year.

Dr. Brad Bennett

Dr. Brad L. Bennett served honorably for 27 years in the United States Navy, as a physiologist in the areas of research, development, education, and training in support of Naval and Marine Corps operational forces. In 1994 he was selected to serve as faculty and an assistant professor in the Military & Emergency Medicine Department (MEM), F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Department of Defense), Bethesda, MD. In 1997-2001, Dr. Bennett was selected as the Vice-Chairman, MEM Department. In 2001, Dr. Bennett was selected to enter Navy Executive Management positions and served as the Commanding Officer, Field Medical Service School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA; and in 2004, he served as the Commanding Officer, Naval School of the Health Sciences, Portsmouth, VA. Since 2003 to present, Dr. Bennett has served continuously as a subject matter expert to the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Department of Defense. From 2007 to 2018, Dr. Bennett has served on the Board of Directors, Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), and in August 2014 to August 2016, he was confirmed as President, WMS. Dr. Bennett currently serves as the Section Editor and serves on the Editorial Board for Wilderness & Environmental Medicine journal.


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