Dr. Elizabeth Damato, PhD received her undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt University and holds graduate degrees from University of Pennsylvania and Boston College. She is a clinical scientist with postdoctoral funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, where she developed expertise and knowledge in interventional neurostimulation in preclinical models. Her training in bench research and neuroscience included a focus on neuroimaging and electroencephalography. Her research interests include the effects of sleep loss, hypoxia, and hyperoxia on executive functioning. Her current research efforts involve studies of brain structure and function, using functional near infrared spectroscopy, high-density electroencephalography, and magnetic resonance imaging. She is licensed as a nurse practitioner in the state of Ohio and is faculty at Case Western Reserve University in the School of Nursing, the Case Center for Imaging Research, and holds secondary appointments in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, and the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Case School of Medicine. Dr. Damato maintains a civilian Department of Defense appointment as a Senior Research Physiologist at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH via the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program.