Our Staff

Byron C. Hepburn, M.D., FAAFP
Maj Gen, USAF, Ret.
Director, Military Health Institute
Associate Vice President
USAA Patty and Joe Robles, Jr. Distinguished Chair for Military Health

 

 

 


Donald H. Jenkins, M.D., FACS
Col, USAF, Ret.
Associate Deputy Director for Clinical Advocacy
Betty and Bob Kelso Distinguished Chair in Burn and Trauma Surgery

 

 

 


Alan L. Peterson, Ph.D., ABPP
Lt Col, USAF, Ret.
Associate Deputy Director for Research Support
Aaron and Bobbie Elliott Krus Endowed Chair in Psychiatry

Dr. Peterson is a board certified clinical health psychologist, Professor, and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Medicine in Department of Psychiatry and the School of Medicine. In addition to his role at the Military Health Institute, he serves as the Deputy Department of Psychiatry Chair for Military Collaborations, the Director of the STRONG STAR Consortium, and the Director of the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. He has conducted research in the areas of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological risk and resiliency, Tourette Syndrome, tobacco cessation, pain management, insomnia, weight management, and managing suicidal behaviors. Some of his publications can be found here.


Jeremy T. Nelson, Ph.D.
Assistant Deputy Director
Maj. Gen. (USA Ret.) Joe and Patty Robles Chair in Military Health Research

Dr. Nelson has an extensive background in human performance and brain injury. He has worked with numerous federal agencies on a variety of topics ranging from prosthesis development to neuroimaging in traumatic brain injury. Dr. Nelson served as a research scientist in the US Air Force, a consultant to the Department of Defense & State Department, and, most recently, was the Science Advisor to the Department of Defense’s Hearing Center of Excellence. His research areas include neuromodulation, neuroimaging, and traumatic brain injury. Many of his scientific publications can be found here.


Marian R. Bownds, M.B.A.
Assistant to the Director

 

 

 

 

 


Susan Anasagasti
Communications Specialist

 

 

 

 

 


Gwen J. Notestine
Senior Director for Development

 

 

 

 

 


Maxwell Braverman, D.O.Maxwell A. Braverman, D.O.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

 

 

 

 


Jose M. Lara-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow