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




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 and associated neurosensory trauma. 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