Caron Shake, Ph.D.

Class of:  2020

Dr. Caron Shake began diving in 1978 and advanced to Instructor. She joined the U.S. Navy as a Research Physiologist and qualified as a Diving Medical Officer. Her career spanned all aspects of research in Diving, Submarine, and Special Operations. She worked to improve air saturation abort decompression procedures, to provide guidance for escape and rescue from a disabled submarine and assisted updating the Navy dive tables. Caron conducted research designing and improving underwater breathing apparatus, gas monitors, and isobaric Trimix shifts and decompression. In 1994/95, she participated in Dry Deck Shelter diving operations, locking out from submarines with SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two. Dr. Shake's research was always focused on enhancing the safety of Navy Divers, Submariners and Special Operations personnel even after she left the bench and went on to manage Research and Development Programs for the Department of Defense.