Dr Robert Reynolds has accepted an “out-of-this-world opportunity” to work with NASA scientists “to improve and interpret analytical assessments of research and astronaut health data”. Supported by a grant from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at the Baylor College of Medicine, beginning 24 March 2019 Dr Reynolds will be working as a Visiting Data Scientist for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr Reynolds will be working with scientists within NASA’s Health and Human Performance Directorate under a two-year contract. During this time Dr Reynolds will still be an employee of MR&C and available to meet any ongoing responsibilities for his existing clients.
The Human Health and Performance Directorate (HH&P) is the primary organization focused on enhancing crew health and performance and mitigating the risks associated with human spaceflight.
TRISH is a consortium of Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Space Medicine, Caltech, and MIT. From the Baylor College of Medicine:
TRISH: Exploring Health's New Frontiers
We are a lean, virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program to solve the challenges of human deep space exploration.
We find and fund disruptive, breakthrough approaches that reduce risks to human health and performance. TRISH supports both high-risk early-stage research as well as pre-seed and seed-stage health technologies that can be modified for use by astronauts on the way to Mars.
Led by Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine, our consortium leverages partnerships with Caltech and MIT.
TRISH connects the dots for game-changing space health countermeasures and technologies, and is exploring health's new frontiers.
We are excited about Dr Reynolds’ out-of-this-world opportunity and look forward to learning about his experience at NASA in the future!