National Health

Warfighter Health and Readiness Program Area

The Warfighter Health and Readiness Program Area is focused on ensuring our warfighters are prepared to complete their national security mission, are protected from future threats, and will receive the best possible care in the operational environment. The Military Health System is a central focus in this program area, saving lives on the battlefield, combating infectious disease around the world, and caring for active-duty service members, retirees, and their families. Our goal is to predict and prevent illness and injury for our warfighters and to ensure effective care for those who are ill or injured.

Warfighter Health and Readiness Program Area Manager
Susan Kennedy
Phone: 240-228-5045

Health Systems Integration

Army Operational Readiness

APL is working with the Army to ensure our warfighters are the best-protected and best-prepared fighting force in the world. We are applying our extensive capabilities in biology, biomechanics, neuroscience, systems engineering, computational modeling, and advanced analytics to predict and prevent injury and illness from traditional and emerging threats as well as to optimize mental and physical performance.

Army Operational Readiness Program Manager
David Drewry III
Phone: 240-228-6228

Army Operational Readiness Assistant Program Manager
Quang T. Luong
Phone: 240-228-9698

Health Technologies

Army Medical Response

APL is applying expertise in advanced biomaterials, sensors, robotics, machine learning, and data fusion to develop, apply, and transition transformative technologies in combat casualty care and disease management for the Army. Efforts aim to modernize Army medical technology, allow technology interoperability, promote effective and novel applications of digital and mobile health, and push toward autonomous medical systems.

Army Medical Response Program Manager
Adam Cohen, M.D.
Phone: 240-592-1437

Health Systems Integration

Navy Health and Readiness

This program focuses on the health, readiness, and survivability of the naval forces, optimizing delivery of care in operational settings and ensuring medically ready and ready medical forces. APL takes a data-driven approach to predict and prevent warfighter injury and illness, and leverages technological advances in sensors, data science, and intelligent systems to deploy capabilities to our warfighters in the operational environment. Through transdisciplinary teams, this program integrates advanced research, systems engineering, and technology development to address critical operational medicine challenges.

Navy Health and Readiness Program Manager
Katie Esper
Phone: 240-228-8587

Navy Health and Readiness Assistant Program Manager
Jennifer Pacurari
Phone: 240-592-2663

Health Delivery Systems

Warfighter Health Research

The Warfighter Health Research program focuses on fundamental and applied scientific research for APL’s Department of Defense Science and Technology sponsors—including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, and the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing—in the domains of health and medical science and technology development. The program focuses on science and technology challenges that are critical to sustaining warfighters and spans all health research areas, including human physiology and resilience, bioeffects, neuroscience, novel tool development for biological diagnostics and interventions, and operational medicine.

Warfighter Health Research Program Manager
Monique Beaudoin
Phone: 240-592-3034