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Annette L. Sobel, MD, MS, FAAFP, FAsMA, PE
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Annette L. Sobel, MD, MS, FAAFP, FAsMA, PE
Dr. Annette Sobel is a former Major General in the Arizona Air National Guard, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.
She is also an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TTU, and the Executive for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Health Security Initiatives, TTU.She is residency trained in Family and Community Medicine and Aerospace Medicine and is a Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist, certified by the U.S. Navy.As a physician-human factors engineer, she worked at Sandia National Laboratories as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and was a guest scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.She was a senior advisor to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).Dr. Sobel also served as Senior Advisor for Biosecurity Engagement in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Program.
Presently, she is Chair of the Permanent Monitoring Panel for mitigation of acts of terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists.
Dr. Sobel served as a Major General in the Arizona Air National Guard, retiring in 2008 after twenty years of military service and serving as the first Director of Intelligence for the National GuardBureau, immediately post 9/11 and during the Hurricane Katrina response.
Trained as a military and civilian flight surgeon, she was an Army Astronaut Candidate in 1989.
Dr. Sobel served in combat in Operation Just Cause and supported Space Shuttle Operations at NASA-Dryden Test Flight Facility during Operation Desert Storm.
While Senior Flight Surgeon for the 57th MEDEVAC Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C., Dr. Sobel was responsible for all pre-hospital medical care and training.
She also served as the Assistant to the Chief, National GuardBureau, as well as the Chief's Advisor for Civil-Military Support during 9/11.Dr. Sobel served as Homeland Security Director and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety for the State of New Mexico from 2003-2005.Dr. Sobel served a triennium of service on the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the Usain is a Board Member of the South Plains Council of BSA and the Vice President Elect of Komen Foundation, Lubbock.She received the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Public Service Award, as well as a NATO award for career service devoted to understanding the science of weapons of mass destruction.
Dr. Sobel's research focuses on integration of human factors principles into a wide range of systems engineering platforms to include synthetic aperture radar systems for advanced tactical fighters, virtual reality and robotic training platforms, unmanned aircraft systems, decision-assisting algorithms for emerging infectious disease response and medical diagnostics for pre-hospital care.
Director, GLEAMM; Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Education; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; Adjunct Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering TTUHSC and TTU Lubbock, TX
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Adjunct Professor, University of MissouriDr. Sobel is an adjunct professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the Nuclear Science Engineering Institute at the University of Missouri, and with MU's Family and Community Medicine program.She also serves as an assistant to the provost for strategic opportunities at MU.Sobel develops interdisciplinary research teams to address research problems focused on engineering, medical, security and defense needs.
A former Major General in the National Guard, Sobel's work primarily focuses on innovative educational platforms, performance sustainment under stressful conditions, bioinformatics tools for early warning of disease outbreaks, and countermeasures to weapons of mass destruction.
She is a guest scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and serves on National Academy panels addressing the global war on terrorism, and homeland security.Sobel has received NATO recognition for lifetime contributions to the understanding of bio-effects and countermeasure development to weapons of mass destruction.
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