Scott Galster, PhD

Dr. Galster is the Director of Human Performance at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) and Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the WVU School of Medicine. He received his PhD. in Applied Experimental Psychology from the Catholic University of America and undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University. Scott is responsible for establishing and tracking the strategic, operational, and tactical research and development goals for the Applied Research arm of the RNI. Dr. Galster focuses on all aspects of human performance research, including physical, cognitive, behavioral, biomarker, physiological, environmental, and social measures used to assess an individual’s or team’s functional state. The focus of these efforts is to improve recovery and readiness and increase or optimize performance across multiple groups including Athletes, Military, Patients and the general Population (AMP2). Prior to joining WVU, Dr. Galster served as the Senior International Focal Point for the 711 Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson AFB. In addition, he served as the Air Force Working Group Chair for the Secretary of Defense, Community of Interest for Human Performance. Preceding that, Dr. Galster was the Chief of the Applied Neuroscience Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory. Dr. Galster brings over twenty years of strong experimental methods developed while running basic, applied, and advanced research projects. Scott developed the Sense-Assess-Augment framework and is expanding its original use in military and athletic populations and applying it to develop new treatments in society’s most challenging problem areas including addiction and chronic pain. Dr. Galster has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications

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