What We Do
TRISH relentlessly pursues and funds novel research to deliver high-impact scientific and technological solutions that advance space health and help humans thrive wherever they explore, in space or on Earth. TRISH was established to find and fund high-risk, high-reward research projects to help keep humans healthy during deep space exploration. This includes providing solutions for health risks late Artemis astronauts may face. On behalf of the space program, TRISH has supported novel research that may provide solutions to health risks involving radiation exposure, behavioral health, medicine, food, environment, cellular and molecular, and medical technology research.
Space Health Resources
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Who We Are
The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is a lean, virtual institute empowered by the NASA Human Research Program to solve the challenges of human deep space exploration. Led by Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Space Medicine, our consortium leverages partnerships with Caltech and MIT.
The Larger Impact
As a laboratory like no other, space allows us to study the body's response to extreme challenges and learn how we can stay healthy in even the harshest of environments. By studying how the body adapts and responds, we can work to solve fundamental questions about human health and well-being and uncover advances for health and healthcare delivery for all.
TRISH Strategic Plan
Humans exploring deep space will be physically, intellectually, and emotionally challenged in ways beyond our current understanding. The institute invests in health and human performance research and technologies to overcome spaceflight hazards and successfully complete their missions. Landing women and men on the moon and Mars and returning them home healthy calls for reinvention of healthcare, so it can be delivered off planet.
In TRISH’s strategic plan we outline six, prioritized goals to advance our mission and help all humans thrive in deep space.