Translational Research Institute for Space Health
Associate Professor
Center for Space Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


B.A. from University Of California, San Diego
Ph.D. from University Of Washington
Advanced Training from Mount Sinai Research Institute

Honors & Awards

Professional Achievements
• Pioneer Award, National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI); January 25, 2017
• Outstanding Leadership Award, 2016, for exceptional leadership of the NSBRI Industry Forum.
• NASA Group Achievement Award, 2014, for work as a member of the Executive Steering Committee for the collection of six scientific articles on “"The Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptation to Space" published in The Journal of Women's Health.
• Special Commendation Award for Exceptional Service as Acting NSBRI Associate Director and Chief Scientist, 2012, NASA Human Research Program.

Selected Publications

  • McLaughlin, MF, Donoviel, DB, Jones, JA. "Novel indications for commonly used medications as radiation protectants in spaceflight." Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2017 July;88(7):664-669. Pubmed PMID: 28641684
  • Bershad, EM, Anand, A, DeSantis, S, Yang, M, Tang, R. Calvillo, E, Damani, R, Maldonado, N, Chethan P. Rao, V, Suarez, SI, Clark, JB, Sutton, JP, and Donoviel, DB. "Clinical Validation of Vittamed Non-Invasive ICP Meter in Patients with Elevated Intracranial Pressure: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study." World Neurosurg. 2016;89:647-653.
  • Donoviel, DB and Sutton, JP. "Biomedical and Technological Advances Made for Humans in Space are Improving Health on Earth." Curr Biotech. 2013;2:184-191.