Dr. O'Rangers is a clinical pharmacist by training, with a subspecialization in cardiovascular pharmacology.
Eleanor maintains an active interest in microgravity pharmacokinetics / dynamics and has lectured on the subject. She has contributed to the National Space Society's publication, Ad Astra, writing on space medicine and pharmacology-related topics. She also edited an issue of the Journal of Pharmacy Practice dedicated to space medicine. Eleanor continues to publish and present on space medicine-related topics frequently.
Eleanor has organized four space medicine program tracks and two space medical emergency simulations for the National Space Society's International Space Development Conference. She was also a Workgroup Leader for Space Medicine Issues for the Society.
Eleanor has served as a pharmacology member of the Nutrition and Clinical Care Integrated Projects Team at NASA-Johnson Space Center, whose mission is to provide non-agency perpsective on pharmacology and nutrition research needs for the U.S. Manned Spaceflight Program. Eleanor continues to be involved in the development of monographs for Space Shuttle and International Space Station medications.
Eleanor also volunteers twice monthly at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where she has been a docent since 1995. She considers it a privilege to educate the public on the history of U.S. aviation and spaceflight and is particularly delighted by engaged tour participants, especially children.
Eleanor is President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving oral histories of those who participated in Cold War-related activities in the SE PA region. For more information, please see: www.coldwarhistory.org.
In addition, Eleanor serves as the sole Civilian Pharmacist Specialist for the Curriculum and Examination Board, U.S. Special Operations Command, Department of Defense.
Prior to co-founding Space Medicine Associates, LLC, Dr. O'Rangers worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a medical director for a major pharmaceutical brand and also served as a field-based scientist.
In addition to her SMA activities, Eleanor continues to work full-time as a scientific strategist / consultant for a number of pharmaceutical clients in various therapeutic areas.