March 05, 2013
Dr. Phil Scarpa Cited in Article on Pilot Mental Health
Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., of the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, was cited recently in an article by The Straits Times, Singapore, on pilot mental health.
The article talks about how he led the Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA’s) working group that reviewed pilot mental health issues. That working group was formed shortly after the incident with the Jet Blue pilot last March. Dr. Scarpa is quoted as saying “Improved detection and prevention of mental health conditions and life stresses can affect pilots and flight performance, and therefore aviation safety.” To read the rest of the article, please visit http://www.yourhealth.com.sg/content/pay-attention-pilots-mental-health-un-urges.
Dr. Scarpa is a Life Member and Fellow of the AsMA. He is also a member of the Space Medicine Association. He is serving as Vice President of AsMA and has been very active on various AsMA committees, including the Scientific Program, Resolutions, Nominating, History and Archives, Communication, Air Transport Medicine, and Arrangements committees. He still serves on the Executive Committee and on the Council, and is a Diplomate of the ABPM certified in Aerospace Medicine.