J. Russell Linderman


Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Military and Emergency Medicine
Aerospace and Operational Physiologist - Consortium for Health and Military Performance
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Warfighter Human Performance Optimization
Aircraft Human-Machine Interface; Breathing Dynamics
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2003 Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey: Aviation Safety Certificate
2000-2002 Naval Operational Medicine Institute, Pensacola: Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiology Internship
1997-1999 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cardiovascular Physiology
1992-1997 West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown: Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology
1987-1991 Pennsylvania State University, University Park: Bachelor of Science in Premedicine


CAPT Linderman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Premedicine from Penn State University and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physiology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine. His doctoral thesis focused on maturational changes within the structure, and neurological and endogenous hormone regulation of skeletal muscle microvasculature. He then completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, studying brain tumor angiogenesis, growth factor control of blood vessel development, and vasoactive hormone receptor localization in the microvasculature.

In November 1999, CAPT Linderman was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and in 2000 was designated as a Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiologist. Throughout his 22 year Naval career, he has fulfilled Navy, Marine Corps, Joint, and Combined Command staff roles supporting Commander Strike Fighter Wing Pacific, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Special Operations Command Korea and United States Forces Korea multinational force operations.

Prior to joining the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, CAPT Linderman served as an aeromedical advisor to the Physiological Episodes Action Team and he was instrumental in pursuing aviation life support systems research, developing a High-Performance, High-Altitude Physiology training curriculum for fleet aircrew, and providing significant substantive revisions to the Aeromedical and Survival sections of the Commander, Naval Air Forces general flight and operating instructions for US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft.

Career Highlights: Positions, Projects, Deployements, Awards and Additional Publications

Aerospace Physiology Lead, Physiological Episodes Action Team, OPNAV 98, Arlington, Virginia 2019-2021

Navy Element Commander, and Preservation of the Force and Family Lead, US Special Operations Command Korea, Camp Kim and Camp Humphreys, South Korea 2017-2019

Wing Aeromedical Safety Officer, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Foster, Japan 2015-2017

Director, Aviation Survival Training Center Miramar, Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego, California 2012-2015

Staff Researcher, Joint Combat Casualty Research Team Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan 2010

Director, Human Performance Lab, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland 2009-2012

Assistant Director, Aviation Survival Training Center Miramar, Marine Corps Air Station, San Diego, California 2006-2009

Aeromedical Safety Officer, Commander Strike Fighter Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet, Naval Air Station Lemoore, Lemoore, California 2003-2006

Representative Bibliography

Linderman, JR. Proper Gear Fit Crucial For Aircrew Safety. Naval Aviation News, 103(4), 28-32, 2021. doi: Naval Aviation News

Pathak, AP, KM Schmainda, BD Ward, JR Linderman, KJ Rebro, and AS Greene. MR-derived cerebral blood volume maps: issues regarding histological validation and assessment of tumor angiogenesis. Magn Reson Med 46(4): 735-47, 2001.

Linderman, JR and AS Greene. Distribution of angiotensin II receptors in the cremaster microcirculation. Microcirculation 8(4): 275-281, 2001.

Amaral, SL, JR Linderman, MM Morse and AS Greene. Angiogenesis induced by electrical stimulation is mediated by angiotensin II and VEGF. Microcirculation 8(1): 57-67, 2001.

Linderman, JR and AS Greene. Development of an implantable muscle stimulator: measurement of stimulated-angiogenesis and post-stimulus vessel regression. Microcirculation 7(2): 119-128, 2001.

Frisbee, JC, RJ Roman, JR Falck, JR Linderman and JH Lombard. Impairment of flow-induced dilation of skeletal muscle arterioles with elevated oxygen in normotensive and hypertensive rats. Microvasc Res 60(1):37-48, 2000.

Linderman, JR and MA Boegehold. Growth-related changes in the influence of nitric oxide on arteriolar tone. Am J Physiol 277 (4 part 2): H1570-H1578, 1999.

Linderman, JR and MA Boegehold. Modulation of arteriolar sympathetic constriction by local nitric oxide: onset during rapid juvenile growth. Microvas Res 56(3): 192-202, 1998.

Linderman, JR and MA Boegehold. Arteriolar network growth in rat striated muscle during juvenile maturation. Int J Microcirc Clin Exp 16(5): 232-239, 1996.

Mullin, CA, CH Mason, JC Chou, and JR Linderman. Phytochemical antagonism of GABA-based resistances in Diabrotica. In: Molecular Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance, Eds: C.A. Mullin and J.G. Scott. ACS Symp. Ser. No. 505: 288-308, American Chemical Society, Washington DC, 1992.