Bernadette McCrory, PhD, MPH, PE, CHFP
Dr. McCrory's background includes biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, human factors and ergonomics, public health, and biostatistics. She honed her leadership skills as an Army Scientist and Unit Commander, student supervisor, and principal investigator, which has enabled her to supervise multidisciplinary research effectively and efficiently. As an Active-Duty Army Nuclear Medical Science Officer from 2014-2018, Dr. McCrory worked on classified research programs advancing counterterrorism, analytical detection, and deterrence of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threat agents. Her research resulted in collaborations and research advancements with regional and national level scientists and engineers from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and National Laboratories.
Dr. McCrory has 14 years of experience working in healthcare and with clinicians, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians and technicians, hospitalists, physiatrists, and therapists. Additionally, she has collaborated on research projects in surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and physical rehabilitation with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Nebraska-Wester Iowa Health Care System.
She holds a Doctor of Philosophy - Biomedical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Public Health - Concentration: Biostatistics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, a Master of Science - Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Business Minor, from the University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Engineering, Concentration: Biomechanics, from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.