The Founder

Lealem Mulugeta

M.Sc., CSCS, CMC

Biography:

Lealem Mulugeta worked at NASA as the Project/Lead Scientist of NASA's Digital Astronaut Project (DAP) where he directed a highly multidisciplinary and cross-functional team of scientists and engineers to develop and apply novel technologies to analyze and mitigate the health and performance risks of astronauts. He collaborated closely with the National Institute of Health (NIH), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Defense and several other governmental, academic and private institutions to translate his unique technical expertise to enable precision healthcare and enhance the safety and performance of soldiers. As a byproduct of his endeavors, he has published over 100 journal and conference articles, and presentations. Lealem holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical-Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Space Studies with a concentration in human spaceflight. He is also a former gymnast, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Mental Coach (CMC), USA Gymnastics Certified Coach, Certified Firearms Instructor and Certified Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver.

He founded Medalist Performance™ to translate his many years of experience in spaceflight, biomedical research, engineering, athletics and coaching to develop and administer individualized peak performance programs for astronauts, athletes, tactical operators and ambitious corporate professionals.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical-Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Science in Space Studies - Concentration in Human Spaceflight and Performance

Certifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified Mental Coach (CMC)
  • Certified USA Gymnastics Coach
  • Certified Firearms Instructor
  • PADI Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver with Nitrox