Rachel Lance
Assistant Consulting Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology

Rachel Lance is a PhD biomedical engineer specializing in the application of engineering principles to examine the physiology of how the human body "fails" in extreme situations, resulting in injury and death. Her ongoing research investigates the effects of blasts, including safety limits needed to prevent injury, as well as the unique physiological requirements of survival underwater and at lowered pressures. The common thread between each of these scenarios most often tends to be respiratory physiology, as breathing is one of the most immediate needs of the human body. Dr. Lance works out of the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine & Environmental Physiology.

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