Dr. Greg Witkop, MD, joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in June 2021. Prior to joining DARPA, he led several FBI credibility assessment research efforts. His current research interests focus on leveraging advances in neuroscience, non-invasive physiological monitoring, and unsupervised machine learning, to enhance credibility assessment, suicide prevention, and high-performance learning.
Witkop left private practice in response to 9/11 and became an FBI special agent in 2002. In addition to conducting national security counterproliferation investigations, he held visiting and affiliate scientist appointments at the University of Washington’s (UW) Applied Physics Laboratory where he led a team conducting improvised explosive device (IED) detection work. He also partnered with UW School of Medicine faculty to develop non-pharmacologic neuro-cognitive approaches to minimize opioid use during burn patients’ treatments.
Witkop served as an Army flight surgeon prior to his ophthalmology residency. During his residency, he won the Walter Reed Tri-Service Bi-Annual Applied Research Award for his work with glaucoma surgical implants and developed a lifelong fascination with consciousness studies due to the conditions of blindsight and amblyopia.
Witkop received his Bachelor of Arts in biology and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine and his Master’s in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University.
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Healing the Invisible Wounds of War
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