Josh Hagen, PhD

Josh received his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering in 2000, his Masters in 2004, and his Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering in 2006 all from the University of Cincinnati. Josh conducted 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 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 data collected, 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 Neuroscience Institute here at WVU, as well as, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. Here he leads a multidisciplinary team focused on optimizing the performance of military, athletics, and clinical patient populations.

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