Jennifer Fogarty, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program, USA
Dr. Fogarty recently joined the Space Life Sciences Directorate’s Strategic Execution and Innovation Office as Innovation and Development Lead and has been charged with assisting the Directorate with the application of portfolio mapping, open innovation, and collaboration tools to further research and enhance clinical resources and technology development . Dr. Fogarty joined NASA in 2004 as a cardiovascular discipline scientist with Wyle Laboratories and supported the Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division by reviewing and analyzing NASA funded research in light of the risks and gaps documented in the Bioastronautics Roadmap. In 2006, she expanded her responsibilities to include development of a cardiovascular performance standard which was included in the NASA Space Flight Human System Standards Volume 1: Crew Health and from there began supporting human system risk management development and activities in the Space Life Sciences Directorate. In 2007, Dr Fogarty accepted a NASA position as the Johnson Space Center Health and Medical Technical Authority (JSC HMTA) coordinator and as such supports the directives of the NASA governance model in general and the JSC Chief Medical Officer, specifically, with respect to the International Space Station, Shuttle, Constellation, and Human Research Programs. In addition, Dr. Fogarty served as the Space Medicine Constellation Integration lead. This role involved the identification of design and development issues, allocation of appropriate subject matter experts, paths to resolution on discontinuities of design with human space flight requirements, and communication of resolution or lack there of to all levels of management.
Dr. Fogarty received a PhD from Texas A&M University System Health Science Center and the Cardiovascular Research Institute in 2002. She is currently on the editorial team for the Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine the 4th edition, regularly lectures on space physiology and human system risk management at a variety of forums, and has continued interacting with the research and technology development community through NASA’s Human Research Program.
She is a keynote speaker at the 15th Annual World Congress of Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics in Los Angeles (April 13-15, 2018)