Dr. Maida Beth Taylor , 2000
Maida has been diving since 1975. Her contribution to the industry has been primarily through research. She authored a chapter in Bove’s and Davis’ text Diving Medicine. Maida studies the interactions and influences of hormones, menstruation, menopause and pregnancy on fitness, and in particular the effects of hormonal changes in diving performance. Her current area of concern is the effects of low estrogen states on the incidence and severity of decompression illness.