Rhonda Cornum


It does not take overwhelming evidence to change policy. It takes sufficient evidence and political will.



Brigadier General (retired) Rhonda Cornum, PhD, MD, serves as the Director of Health Strategy for Techwerks. She has a unique perspective, having served as the first Director of the U.S. Army’s novel Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) initiative, the model for universal implementation of physical and psychological health promotion. She previously served as the Assistant Surgeon General, responsible for policies and procedures to prepare Soldiers and units for deployment, and commanded the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the evacuation hub for Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and Europe. During this assignment, she commissioned development of the Joint Patient Tracking Application and pioneered use of the Nova Lung during critical care air transport. Doctor Cornum has written or co-authored one book, five book chapters, and numerous scientific articles. She sits on numerous committees and advisory boards, including the Secretary’s POW Advisory Committee for the VA, the External Advisory Board for the Millennium Cohort Study, and is a Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Dr Cornum is Board certified in Urology, a Fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the Aerospace Medical Association, and is a member of the American Society of Nutrition.

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