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Human Health Countermeasures

The Human Health Countermeasures (HHC) element seeks to understand the normal physiologic effects of spaceflight and develop strategies to mitigate those with detrimental effects on human health and performance.

NASA astronaut Anne McClain exercises in the Node 3 module.

Meet the HHC Team

Element leaders integrate and coordinate science, as well as handle project costs, schedules, technical work, and resources. Across HRP, all leadership teams work hand-in-hand to ensure that research proposed by the other HRP elements is implemented using the best method possible while maintaining the health of crew members.

Meet the leadership team for HRP’s Human Health Countermeasures (HHC) element.

HHC Leadership

Laura Bollweg, Element Manager

Laura Bollweg began her career at NASA training astronauts in propulsion and control for the shuttle program.

Michael Stenger, Element Scientist

Michael Stenger previously served as the element scientist for the Research Operations and Integration element of NASA’s Human Research Program. 

Maneesh Arya, Deputy Element Manager

Maneesh Arya began his career at Johnson Space Center as an experiment operations specialist supporting NASA’s Artificial Gravity Project at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Rebecca Brocato portrait

Rebecca Brocato, Deputy Element Scientist

Rebecca (Becky) Brocato began her career as an aerospace engineer at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, testing parachutes for aerial delivery.