2022-2023 Executive Committee
Ben Johnson, MS4
Ben is a fourth year medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and is honored to serve as President of AMSRO. As president, he is most excited to work on increasing accessibility and improving funding opportunities for students to participate in the dialog on aerospace medicine. He is also greatly invested in promoting mentorship and helping students find reliable information and opportunities in aerospace medicine. Previously in AMSRO, he served as Vice President, Secretary, and co-chaired the AMSRO Mentorship Committee. His aerospace research interests include changes in the human microbiome in isolation, the psychology of polar exploration, computer detected team psychology measures, space radiation effects on the CNS, and vestibular function in microgravity. He was a Sally Ride Intern at NASA JSC in 2017 and received the Anita Mantri, PhD Memorial Travel Scholarship from AsMA in 2020.
Michael is a PGY-2 Emergency Medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He spent 6 years flying on reconnaissance aircraft in the Iraq and other parts of the Middle East for the Navy and worked for the National Security Agency doing everything from cryptography to interpreting Arabic and managing the vast intelligence assets in the Middle East and North Africa. Through these experiences and talks with his own flight surgeon, he became interested in Aerospace Medicine. He obtained his PPL during medical school and loves sharing his passion for both aviation and space medicine with anybody who will pretend to listen. His goals for AMSRO this year include laying a foundation of structure and organization to this rapidly growing organization. It’s humbling to think that when we send people to Mars, the physicians involved will almost certainly have been a part of AMSRO.
Clare McNerlin, MS3
Clare is a third-year medical student at Georgetown University School of Medicine where she also serves as the founder and president of the Georgetown AMSRO chapter. As an aspiring occupational flight surgeon, she is passionate about sharing the field of Aerospace medicine with those around her. As your AMSRO secretary, she hopes to continue to provide resources for those interested in Aerospace Medicine and be a mentor to those just starting their journey. In her free time, she is planning her next hiking/backpacking adventure and working on her private pilot’s license.
Ryan is a fourth year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been a part of AMSRO for 4 years now but has been interested in Aviation/Aerospace Medicine long before that. He is applying for residency training in Emergency Medicine with the United States Air Force and hopes to work as a flight doc with an eventual Residency in Aerospace Medicine. He is a die-hard Baylor Bear and New Orleans Saints fan and in his free time, he likes to scuba dive and fish on his kayak in Galveston and Texas City. As your AMSRO Treasurer/Membership Coordinator, he is dedicated to helping each member get the most out of our organization and jump-start their journey in this field.
I am a third-year family medicine resident at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX. I was born in Zhengzhou, China but grew up in Norman, OK because my parents thought it would be funny to have a Chinese kid with a southern accent. After my dreams of child modeling were crushed (mostly because I was SUPER BALD for the first five years of life) I decided I wanted to be a doctor. After completing undergrad at the University of Oklahoma, I unfortunately still hadn't magically become the sole beneficiary of a large inheritance. So, I continued to follow my dream and completed medical school at the University of Oklahoma. At six I got pushed into a duck pond, swallowed a bunch of murky water, and didn’t even get sick, I think that qualifies me as a medical miracle. I love to cook and bake but beware if you ever get an invite; I’m most likely trying to con you into an evening of unnecessarily complex board games by bribing you with food. If I get started on any space-related topic (fictional or nonfictional) I will talk until I’m bluer than a Bolian.
Sophie Rosahl, MS4
Chief Editor (Orbiter)
Sophie is in her last year as a medical student at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Her love for aerospace medicine was ignited when she spent a high school year in Houston. She has worked with TRISH, conducts her thesis at the German Aerospace Center and took part in the UTMB Principles of Aerospace Medicine Short Course which she absolutely recommends (questions about any of these are always welcome). Sophie enjoys playing Lacrosse with her team, flying, and hiking. She is fascinated by the changes of the nervous system on Earth as in space. As Chief Editor of the Orbiter, Sophie hopes to share her enthusiasm for aerospace medicine. Contact her if you have an idea for a contribution (a scientific topic you would like others to know about, a personal story of an aerospace medicine experience, a list of aerospace medicine essentials you have learnt, a piece of art, or a photo with a story).
Michelle Tan, OMS3
Social Media Officer
Michelle is a third-year osteopathic medical student at California Health Sciences University. She is excited to be involved with AMSRO and hopes to be a flight surgeon with the Navy. As the webmaster, she wishes to continue informing students and residents about upcoming events and future opportunities to collaborate with other aerospace medicine fans. In her free time, she likes to jam on the violin/viola, get outdoors for adventures in the mountains, and loves the Central coast.
Isaiah Reeves, MD
Resident in Aerospace Medicine Representative
Isaiah is a third-year resident in the UTMB combined Aerospace Medicine - Internal Medicine Residency Program. He completed medical school at the University of Iowa. As the RAM Representative, he is excited to share his experiences in Aerospace Medicine and provide a bridge between the Residency Program and the AMSRO community.