Angela Yarnell, M.S., PhD

Angela M Yarnell, M.S., PhD, Major, Army

Name: Angela M Yarnell, M.S., PhD, Major, Army

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Military and Emergency Medicine
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Office Phone: 
(845) 938-4450


​BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Criminology and Psychology
MS, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Md, Medical Psychology
PhD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Md, Medical Psychology


Angela Yarnell is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, which she attended on a four-year Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship and earned her bachelor's degree in Criminology and Psychology in 2005. After college, she commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army's Medical Service Corps and served as a medical treatment platoon leader, medical supply officer, and a company executive officer. She was assigned to the 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Ft Lewis, WA and Rose Barracks, Germany, and served for 15 months in Iraq. Angela's military awards include the Bronze Star Medal for service in Iraq; two Army Commendation Medals; and two Army Achievement Medals. MAJ Yarnell received her Master’s (2012) and PhD (2013) in Medical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, MD. MAJ Yarnell is an Army Research Psychologist who recently completed a tour as the Deputy Branch Chief of Behavioral Biology and Chief of the Sleep Research Center in the Center for Military Psychology and Neuroscience Research at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. Her research emphasis is psychophysiology and she has investigated the topics of stress and resilience, especially sex differences in stress responses, concussion, effects of repetitive blast exposure, and sleep and performance in the military.

Dr. Yarnell is currently an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Science and Leadership Department at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where she teaches Psychology for Leaders to cadets.

Angela and her family spend their free time doing family and church activities.