Mark Shelhamer, Sc.D.
Mark Shelhamer, Sc.D., is professor in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he started as a postdoctoral fellow in 1990. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, and a doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from MIT. At MIT, he worked on sensorimotor physiology and modeling, including the study of astronaut adaptation to spaceflight. He then moved to Johns Hopkins where he continued the study of sensorimotor adaptation with an emphasis on the vestibular and oculomotor systems and nonlinear dynamics. From 2013 to 2016, he served as chief scientist for the NASA Human Research Program. His research since that time has emphasized multi-system and crossdisciplinary interactions that contribute to personal and mission resilience in spaceflight.