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Eric Bershad

Eric Bershad is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.  His main practice involves managing patients with a variety of acute brain injuries in the neuro-ICU, including disturbances in intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral blood flow.  Given the hypothesized changes in ICP and cerebral blood flow in astronauts in microgravity during long-duration spaceflight, Dr. Bershad became interested in studying this unique condition.  He assembled a team of experts in neurology, neuroradiology, ophthalmology, neuroscience, and space medicine, to develop methods for non-invasive monitoring of brain and eye function and structure.

Posts from Eric Bershad

Space | 07. June 2019

AGBRESA – Centrifuge rides against changes in astronauts’ vision

Participants in AGBRESA are on a long-duration mission to advance our understanding of the effects of spaceflight on the human body. During the AGBRESA mission, our team, Eric Bershad, Karina Marshall-Goebel and others, seek to understand how long-duration exposure to a six-degree head-down tilt, a spaceflight analogue, affects brain and eye health. read more