Biographies

TBD - Executive Director

LT Saima Raza,MSC,USN – Deputy Director Research
Lieutenant Saima Raza earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of North Florida with honors. She was awarded her Master of Arts in Psychology from Alliant International University in California. She is a 2006 graduate of California School of Professional Psychology, where she received her Doctorate degree in Organizational Psychology. While serving at the Directed Energy Department, Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, Dr Raza was a co-investigator in the study investigating effectiveness of non-lethal handheld laser device along with hailing device in delivering visual stimulus and verbal instructions over water.  She is the Gulf Coast Medical Service Corps Association presiding President. Dr. Raza is the member of Academy of Women Leadership Program and an advocate of Sea Service Leadership Association. Dr. Raza is currently serving at the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoners of War Studies aboard the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL as a Research Psychologist.

John P. Albano, MD, MPH—Deputy Director Clinical Evaluations
John P. Albano received his medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, master's in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health at San Antonio, and Aerospace Medicine training at Brooks AFB. Dr. Albano has 25 years of combined clinical, research, academic, and executive medicine experience in US Army aerospace medicine. Dr. Albano is board certified in Aerospace Medicine, certified as a Level III Science and Technology Manager, trained as Contracting Officer Representative, and received Human Research Subject Use training. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and received honors from the Army Medical Department Regiment, Society of US Army Flight's Surgeons, Army Aviation Association of America, and Army Space Professionals Association. He currently serves as a flight surgeon for the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Repatriated Prisoner of War Studies aboard the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, FL.