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Meredith Yeager

Senior Research Associate

Meredith joins IHMC as a research associate through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Skillbridge program and the host company Vets2PM.  Through Skillbridge, Meredith earned her program management professional certification. She has worked with IHMC senior research scientist Jeff Phillips. With Jeff, she worked on studies to counter the impacts of dehydration and hypercapnia on aviators; to develop a pressure-resistant, diver mask-fitted oculometric neurologic assessment tool; and other projects.   

“This has been a wonderful opportunity and experience for me, and Jeff has been wonderful and so supportive as I transition out of the Navy,” she says. 

 She is a native of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Meredith retired as a captain in the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at Louisiana State University, and a master’s degree in education from the University of New Orleans. She earned an executive MBA from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif. Her duty stations included Whidbey Island, Wash.; San Diego, Calif.; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, where she ultimately served as Assistant Officer in Charge of Naval Survival Training Institute (NSTI), leading eight Survival Training Centers in the execution of high-risk survival training to over 22,500 joint warfighters annually.  Her current assignment brought her back to Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute (NAMI) in March 2019 as Director for Administration and Assistant Officer in Charge.  During this assignment, due to a critical gap at NMOTC, she was hand selected to serve as the Interim Director of Facilities, directly responsible for all facility issues for the Pensacola AOR and six geographically dispersed detachments, 103 total facilities, coordinating daily with NAVFAC and Naval Medical Forces Support Command (NMFSC).  

Her awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Meritorious Unit Commendation, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.