Doug was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1977. He has a PhD in Physics from Vanderbilt University, where his research focused on a theoretical framework for the formation and evolution of galaxies in the universe. Doug was a National Science Foundation postdoctoral
fellow at the University of Chicago, an award that supported independent research in cutting-edge theoretical physics as well as education initiatives for underserved communities. During his undergraduate years at the University of Wisconsin, he was a member of
the men’s soccer team, which won both the NCAA and Big Ten Championships. He later played soccer professionally in the U.S. and Chile. These days, Doug is an avid ultramarathon runner, having competed in numerous races from 50 miles up to 250 miles.
Doug became involved with the BIHS in 2019 after an inspiring conversation with Dr. Howard Resnick (H.D. Goswami.) Since then he has joined several specialized groups of scientists who are exploring modern cosmology as they relate to the Second, Third, and Fifth Cantos of the Srimad-Bhagavatam and are working on research that aims to find correlations between the physical cosmology observed astronomically and theoretically and their Vedic counterparts. Doug’s goals for his work and research with the BIHS include presenting these topics to his colleagues in the sciences, making these topics accessible to the general public, and engaging and collaborating with academia. In 2020 he and his wife Saranagati relocated from Los Angeles, California, to Alachua County Florida.