Jeffrey P. Sutton, M.D., Ph.D.


President, Chief Executive Officer and Institute Director

Jeffrey P. Sutton is President, CEO and Institute Director of NSBRI. Dr. Sutton holds the Friedkin Chair for Research in Sensory System Integration and Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also a tenured Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Space Medicine.

Dr. Sutton's education and training were at the University of Toronto and Harvard University. He holds M.D., M.Sc., and Ph.D. (theoretical physics) degrees, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Sutton’s career spans research, education, clinical care, and administration. He has made significant contributions in the fields of smart medical systems, computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, and space medicine. He founded and directed the Neural Systems Group at the Massachusetts General Hospital and was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for more than a decade. He served twenty years as an affiliate faculty member in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. As NSBRI director, Dr. Sutton has overseen the institute’s maturation into a leading scientific consortium, focused on translational biomedical research, technologies, and deliverables for NASA with applications for health on Earth.

Dr. Sutton's academic leadership is internationally acclaimed, and he has received numerous awards for his achievements, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, an NIH Career Development Award, President's Citation from the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons and Diploma from IBMP of the Russian Academy of Sciences.