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Joshua Hagen, PhD

Director | Human Performace Collaborative, The Ohio State University

Josh Hagen, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2004/2006. He embarked on his academic journey with a focus on bioelectronics during his graduate research at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Air Force Research Labs. Following this, he joined the 711th Human Performance Wing, where his research evolved to center on Human Performance Monitoring and Augmentation.
At the 711th, Josh initiated and spearheaded the STRONG Team, concentrating on the utilization of wearable sensors and blood biomarkers to measure physiology. He also developed innovative analytics for correlating and modeling data, seeking to unravel ways to optimize performance among elite military and athletic populations. In 2018, Josh assumed the role of Director at the Human Performance Innovation Center within the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University. Simultaneously, he became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience.
In September 2021, Josh took on the role of Director at The Ohio State University's Human Performance Collaborative. In this capacity, he is leading a diverse and interdisciplinary team of researchers, sports scientists, data scientists, and practitioners, all united by a common mission: the optimization of human performance.

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