Mary T. Brueggemeyer, MD

Mary T. Brueggemeyer, MD

Name: Mary T. Brueggemeyer, MD, MPH, Col, USAF, MC, SFS

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Assistant Professor

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Office Phone: (301) 295-3173
Room: Building E, Room 2010



Colonel Mary Brueggemeyer is currently an assistant professor in the Occupational Health and Environmental Sciences Division of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics. Col Brueggemeyer is a senior flight surgeon with a wide breadth of military command, clinical and instructional experience. She has completed squadron command tours in Air Combat Command, Air Mobility Command and Air Force Material Command. She has deployed with the 71st Rescue Squadron in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2002, as the CENTCOM Theater Validating Flight Surgeon in 2011 and as the 774 Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron Commander in support of humanitarian and readiness training in New Horizons Belize 2013. She served as the Director of Instructional Programs at the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI), Ft Sam Houston, Texas preparing senior DoD medical leaders for deployed and homeland security operations. She is board certified in Aerospace Medicine.


  • 1988 Bachelors of Art, Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • 1992 Doctor of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • 1997 Residency, General Surgery, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 2001 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course "Distinguished Graduate," USAFSAM, Brooks AFB, TX
  • 2009 Master of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston, San Antonio, TX
  • 2010 Residency in Aerospace Medicine, USAFSAM, Brooks City Base, TX


Col Brueggemeyer has research interests in global health with a focus on building capacity. As part of New Horizons-Belize she mentored residents in the completion of a healthcare gap analysis, completed a national survey on knowledge, attitudes and practice in regards to health behaviors and organized the first Belizean public health conference. She also has interests in human performance with prior projects on supplement use and policy for aviators and prevalence of secretive behaviors in special duty populations in the United States Air Force. Lastly, Col Brueggemeyer's MPH thesis focused on policy development for tuberculosis screening in high risk counties of Texas.


Course Director: PMB 549 Essentials of Toxicology

Areas of Expertise

  • Aerospace Medicine
  • Operational Medicine

Selected Recent Publications

Brueggemeyer, Mary T. "You're the Flight Surgeon-Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis." Aviation Space Environmental Medicine. July; 82(7):743-5. 2011

Brueggemeyer, Mary T. "Papillary Thyroid Cancer Case Report." Federal Air Surgeon's Medical Bulletin. 48(4):8-9. 2010.

Professional Activities

Member, Aerospace Medical Association, Scientific Program Committee