Articles by Ben Lieberman


The Pandemic in Uniform

On March 29, 2020, Capt. Brett Crozier sent an email to three admirals with authority over him and copied it to a handful of Navy captains. Crozier was the skipper commanding the aircraft carrier USS Roosevelt, deployed in the West Pacific at the time as part of the U.S. Seventh Fleet. The email detailed the…

Don’t lose heart on coffee

Coffee is a ubiquitous product in our everyday life. For many, coffee is essential to getting through the day.  Not surprisingly, coffee is known to increase attention, memory, and other cognitive measures in the short-term (1). Caffeine also has acute physiological effects, leading to short-term high blood pressure and increased heart rate. But what, if…

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