Ronita L. Cromwell, Ph.D. earned her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research examines vestibular control of balance including age-related adaptations to balance control and interventions to prevent falls in the older population. Dr. Cromwell joined USRA in January of 2008 as a Senior Research Scientist. She serves as the NASA Flight Analogs Project Scientist at NASA/JSC. In this role, she manages the human research studies conducted in the ground-based spaceflight analogs. These analogs include sites such as the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO), Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS), Antarctic Stations, and the NASA Flight Analogs Research Unit (FARU).