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Sue Jay, PhD, MPH (2025)

At-Large Member

Dr. Sue Jay is a native of Waterloo, Iowa. She earned a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa, a M.S. in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology/neuromuscular physiology and statistics/research design, from the University of Texas at Austin. She later earned a MPH with an emphasis in Disaster Management from Tulane University. She worked as an Adjunct Professor/Research Associate for the University of Texas at Austin before entering the United States Navy.

Dr. Jay served over 21 years in the US Navy (Medical Service Corps) as a Radiation Health Officer and Naval Aerospace Operational Physiologist, serving in a variety of shipboard,

medical clinic, and aviation operational tours with the Navy and Marine Corps. She has over 15 years’ experience as an aerospace physiologist, aviation safety officer, and aircraft accident investigator with tactical jet and rotary wing flight experience. She served as the Director, Aviation Survival Training Center, Jacksonville, FL; her operational tours include Marine Aircraft Group 31, Beaufort, SC, Fourth Marine Air Wing, New Orleans, LA, Safety Officer/Aeromedical Safety Officer for the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center, Fallon, NV, and Force Physiologist/Aeromedical Safety Officer to Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego, CA until her retirement from active-duty naval service as a Commander in August 2018.

Dr. Jay currently works for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) in Oklahoma City, OK as a Research Physiologist and Team Lead for the Aerospace and Environmental Physiology Research Laboratory. The CAMI Physiology Team conducts research on environmental factors that influence human performance, physiology, and the health and safety of passengers and flight crew in aerospace environments due to hypoxia, aircraft decompression, and cabin air quality issues. The Team also develops test and evaluation procedures to assess environmental hazards and the adequacy of life support systems (i.e., oxygen masks and oxygen systems), medical devices, and other safety equipment at altitude.

Professional Certifications and Organizations:

● Board Certified Aerospace Physiologist (CAsP), Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)
● Certificate, Management in Aviation Safety, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)
● Certificate, Management in Aircraft Accident Investigation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University (ERAU)
● Certificate in Aircraft Accident Investigation, Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI)
● Associate Member, Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)
● Member, Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS)
● Member, Society of U.S. Naval Aerospace Operational Physiologists (SUSNAOP)
● Full Member, International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)

Sue Jay, PhD, MPH (2025)
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