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Allen Is Incoming AsHFA President

June 01, 2022

Allen Is Incoming AsHFA President

Dr. John R. Allen is assigned to NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he serves as the Program Executive for Crew Health and Safety and for the NASA Human Research Program, overseeing the space medicine and research activities for human space exploration.

Dr. Allen received a B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Maryland. He received a Masters in Audiology/Speech Pathology from The Catholic University of America, and a Ph.D. in Audiology and Bioacoustics from Baylor College of Medicine. He served in the Air Force for 26 years, retiring in 2006 at the rank of Colonel. During his U.S. Air Force (USAF) career, he held clinical and research positions, such as consultant to the USAF Surgeon General in Audiology and Speech Pathology, and commander of the USAF Medical Element, and was detailed to NASA HQ, beginning in 2006.