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Yvonne Cagle    

NASA Astronaut & Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel

Dr. Yvonne Cagle is a NASA Astronaut and Family Physician. In 2008 , Dr. Cagle retired as a Colonel in the USAF where she served as a Senior Flight Surgeon prior to her selection to the NASA Astronaut Corp in 1996. In 2005, Dr. Cagle was assigned to the NASA/ARC as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships. Dr. Cagle’s groundbreaking work is preserving historic NASA space legacy data while, simultaneously, galvanizing NASA’s initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness. Dr. Cagle was the advisor for the Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR). Previously, Dr. Cagle served on faculty as the NASA liaison and VP for space exploration technologies with Singularity University based in Silicon Valley California.

Dr. Cagle was a Brussels TEDx Speaker for 2012. Dr. Cagle earned a PhD for her accumulative work in Health and Human Science. Historically holding adjunct professorships with Stanford University, UC Davis, and UTMB, Galveston, Dr. Cagle currently, in collaboration with NASA, was a Visiting Professor at Fordham University investigating mitigating neurocognitive countermeasures to optimize long duration space crew behavioral health and performance. Currently, Dr. Cagle is advising on deep space neurobehavioral research and polar analog simulations for NASA’s exploration missions.

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Behavioral Medicine

Futures Summits/Retreats

Motivational/Life Coaching

Ethnic Diversity





Script Consultation

Sports and Adventure

Injury and Performance Arts and Community

Injury and Rehabilitation

Executive and Corporate Wellness

Health and Fitness



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