On June 30, 2010, Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D. took the oath of office as the 40th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate.
Member Rosekind has served as the Board Member on-scene for seven major transportation accidents. He has also participated in NTSB public hearings, forums, conferences, symposia and safety studies on issues such as substance-impaired driving, general aviation safety, distracted driving, truck, bus, rail and cruise ship safety. He advances the agency's advocacy goals on substance-impaired driving, rail mass transit and fatigue.
As one of the world's foremost human fatigue experts, Member Rosekind has led the field with innovative research and the implementation of programs in diverse settings, including all modes of transportation. He has published more than150 scientific, technical, and industry papers and has given hundreds of presentations to operational, general, and scientific audiences. His achievements have been acknowledged through numerous honors and awards, including NASA's Exceptional Service Medal; the Mark O. Hatfield Award for Public Policy from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine; six other NASA Group/Team Awards; two Flight Safety Foundation honors, the Presidential Citation for Outstanding Safety Leadership and the Business Aviation Meritorious Award; and Fellow of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Before his appointment to the Board, Dr. Rosekind founded Alertness Solutions (AS), a pioneering scientific consulting firm that specializes in fatigue management and served the company as its first President and Chief Scientist. Prior to AS, he directed the Fatigue Countermeasures Program at the NASA Ames Research Center and was Chief of the Aviation Operations Branch in the Flight Management and Human Factors Division. He launched his professional career as the Director of the Center for Human Sleep Research at Stanford University's Sleep Disorders and Research Center.
He earned his A.B. with Honors at Stanford University, his M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at Yale University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Medical School.
Member Rosekind is married and has two children.