Biographies

Biographies

Jeffrey L. Moore, PhD – Executive Director
Dr. Moore received his doctoral degree from Auburn University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX.  He retired from active duty U.S. Naval service in 1997.  While a naval officer, he established neuropsychological laboratories at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA and the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL.  Since his active duty retirement, Dr. Moore has served as clinical neuropsychologist for the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies in Pensacola, FL.  Dr. Moore is a fellow in both the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Aerospace Medical Association and is a recipient of the Raymond F. Longacre Award for his contributions regarding the psychological aspects of aerospace medicine.

CDR Steven E. Linnville, MSC, USN, PhD – Deputy Director Research
Dr. Linnville received his doctorate in developmental biological psychology from Southern Illinois University (1988).  While completing his doctoral degree, he worked at a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, conducting electroencephalographic (EEG) and magnetoencephalographic (MEG) brain research on schizophrenia (1987-1989).  In Denver, he accepted a commission as a Navy lieutenant and became an active duty Research Psychologist (1989); and continues to serve at the rank of commander.   Dr. Linnville has studied the effects of human immunodeficiency virus to human performance in active duty Sailors/Marines using EEG/MEG technology.  He has participated in studies on the impact of prolonged exposure to low frequency SONAR, and the development of medical standards for Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) crewmembers that operate Navy hovercraft (the LCAC).  He has also served as a Navy medical recruiter, department head for all Navy Officer Recruiting in the western United States, Hawaii/Guam, assistant professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, served on the Naval Inspector General’s staff evaluating the state of the U.S. Navy, and is currently serving as Senior Research Psychologist at the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies.

Robert E. Hoyt, MD – Clinical Research Scientist
Dr. Hoyt received his medical degree, internship and residency in Internal Medicine from the Medical College of Virginia. After completing his residency he was in private practice for fifteen years in Virginia. He was an active duty physician in the US Navy and retired August 1st 2009 after twenty years of service. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland In addition to lecturing frequently on medical issues and Medical Informatics he has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles.  He has been involved with information technology for the past decade and has taught Medical Informatics at the University of West Florida for the past six years.  He is the lead author of Medical Informatics: Practical Guide for the Healthcare and Information Technology Professional (fourth edition).  As Co-Director of Medical Informatics, he has helped to establish a completely online certificate in Medical Informatics.

John P. Albano, MD, MPH—Deputy Director Clinical Evaluations
John P. Albano has an MD from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, an MPH 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.  His clinical experience at the US Army Aeromedical Center Fort Rucker, AL includes general medical practice, air medical evacuation of critical patients, occupational medicine in the aviation environment, aeromedical fitness determinations, and helicopter accident investigations.  His research management experience at the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory Fort Rucker, AL includes aircrew protection, aeromedical device testing, and Army systems health hazard analyses.  His program management experience at the Telemedicine and Advance Technology Research Center includes advanced technology applications in medicine.  His academic experience includes Chief of the Aeromedical Education Branch of the US Army School of Aviation Medicine at Fort Rucker, AL and the Army Associate Director for the Navy Aerospace Medicine Residency at Pensacola, FL.  His executive medicine experience includes aeromedical policy promulgation, medical staff duty as the Regional Aviation Medicine Consultant in the Republic of Korea, and the first-ever Command Surgeon for the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL.  Dr Albano is also trained in acquisition, space operations fundamentals, disaster medicine, and space operations medical support.  He is certified as a Level III Science and Technology Manager, trained as Contracting Officer Representative, and received Human Research Subject Use training.  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.

LT Francine Segovia, MSC, USNR, PhD – Research Psychologist
Dr. Segovia received her doctorate in social psychology from the University of Michigan (2009).  While completing her doctoral degree, Francine was awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship award (2005-2008), the Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellowship (2005-2008), and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Student National Conference Fellowship Award (2008).   Dr. Segovia accepted her commission as a Navy lieutenant and became an active duty Research Psychologist in August 2009; she completed her Officer Development School training at the Naval Station Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island November 2009. Dr. Segovia served as a Research Psychologist at the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies from 2009 until 2012. Currently, she is at the University of Missouri, St. Louis in the Clinical Psychology Respecialization Program. Periodically, she performs her USNR duties at the Robert E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies.