Director, Human Performance Innovation Center
Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, West Virginia University



Josh Hagen received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2000, M.S./Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering in 2004/2006 all from the University of Cincinnati.  Josh executed his graduate research in bioelectronics at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Air Force Research Labs, and shortly after joined the 711th Human Performance Wing where he began his current research thrust in Human Performance Monitoring and Augmentation.  At the 711th, Josh started and led the STRONG Team and focused on measuring physiology utilizing wearable sensors and blood biomarkers, developed novel analytics for correlating and modeling the data, and beginning to understand how to take that data to optimize performance in elite military and athletics populations. 

In 2018, Josh became the Director of the Human Performance Innovation Center at the Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute at West Virginia University, as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience.  Here he leads a multidisciplinary team focused on optimizing the performance of military, athletics, and clinical patient populations.

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