ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE: Present: Senior Applied Neuroscientist National Security and Analysis Dept. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Laurel, MD 20723

Prior: Faculty, Department of Kinesiology University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742


Postdoctoral Fellow Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, specializing in Occupational Health/Medical Psychology at The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.
Mentor: Dr. Michael Feuerstein, Departments of Medical and Clinical Psychology, and Biometrics and Preventive Medicine (November, 1997 to July, 2000).

Ph. D. Kinesiology - Exercise and Performance Psychology, Specialization, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (1997)

M. S. Motor Learning and Control, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (1984)

B. S. Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA (1980)

The focus of my program of research is to examine questions related to analyzing and optimizing human performance inclusive of cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains. Building on a Kinesiology foundation, cognitive and affective neuroscience and neuroergonomic approaches are leveraged to study the mind (cognitive, behavioral, psychological, social/teamwork) and body (CNS, ANS, genetics, neuroendocrine, musculoskeletal) interaction as related to performance outcome and engineering/work design in military and civilian populations. Subject matter expertise includes neuro-psychological aspects of optimization of human performance, stress resiliency, cognitive workload, emotional/arousal regulation, self-regulation, and motor behavior (skill acquisition, control and retention). Psychophysiological (EEG, ECG, GSR, eye tracking), neural (MRI, tDCS), genetic, neuroendocrine, hormonal, behavioral, and performance study design and measurement expertise. Please see the following for additional information regarding Dr. Haufler’s education, training and experience

Research Methods
Psychophysiology (EEG, ECG, GSR)
In-Depth Interviews
Field Studies
Focus Group Interviews
Research Interests
Optimizing Human Performance
Complex and Authentic Work/Performance Environment
Stress and Performance
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Dr. Amy Haufler
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD 20723
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
amy.haufler [at]