For the past six years, I have been a research psychologist at the Naval Medical Research Unit in Dayton, Ohio. I have worked almost exclusively on hypoxia in tactical aviation and served on a team that was instrumental in getting the F-22 Raptors back in operation. The Navy recognized my contributions to the F-22 project with the 2012 Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers in the Navy award. The Department of Navy also awarded me its Superior Civilian Service Medal during my tenure at the Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton.
Prior to working in Dayton, I served as a research psychologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida. From 2006 to 2011, I worked on projects that ranged from motion sickness to fatigue and hypoxia mitigation as well as the relationship between cognitive workload and decision making.
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and continued at Alabama to earn a masters and doctorate in experimental psychology.
I am interested in the development of mitigation strategies for common environmental, physiological, and cognitive stressors that break down optimal performance in military operators such as jet pilots, special-ops personnel, and others in the military who are placed in extreme conditions. I hope to apply what I have learned to help facilitate some of the work that Dawn, Anil, and others are doing at IHMC.
My wife, Jessica Warren, and I have two children, 10-year-old Gabby and 8-year-old Olivia. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys farming and the study of mindfulness.