Jessilyn Dunn


Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Developing new tools and infrastructure for multi-modal biomedical data integration to drive precision/personalized methods for early detection, intervention, and prevention of disease.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Suite 1102 Hock Plaza, Box 2721, Durham, NC 27708
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  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

Research Interests

Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies

Courses Taught

  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 792: Continuation of Graduate Independent Study
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • HLTHPOL 395: Bass Connections COVID-19 Research Team
  • HLTHPOL 795: Bass Connections COVID-19 Research Team

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Bent, B; Dunn, JP, Wearables in the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic: What Are They Good for?, Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth, vol 8 no. 12 (2020) [10.2196/25137] [abs].
  • Jiang, Y; Qi, Y; Wang, WK; Bent, B; Avram, R; Olgin, J; Dunn, J, EventDTW: An Improved Dynamic Time Warping Algorithm for Aligning Biomedical Signals of Nonuniform Sampling Frequencies., Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), vol 20 no. 9 (2020) [10.3390/s20092700] [abs].
  • Goldsack, JC; Coravos, A; Bakker, JP; Bent, B; Dowling, AV; Fitzer-Attas, C; Godfrey, A; Godino, JG; Gujar, N; Izmailova, E; Manta, C; Peterson, B; Vandendriessche, B; Wood, WA; Wang, KW; Dunn, J, Verification, analytical validation, and clinical validation (V3): the foundation of determining fit-for-purpose for Biometric Monitoring Technologies (BioMeTs)., Npj Digital Medicine, vol 3 (2020) [10.1038/s41746-020-0260-4] [abs].
  • Bent, B; Goldstein, BA; Kibbe, WA; Dunn, JP, Investigating sources of inaccuracy in wearable optical heart rate sensors., Npj Digital Medicine, vol 3 (2020) [10.1038/s41746-020-0226-6] [abs].
  • Witt, DR; Kellogg, RA; Snyder, MP; Dunn, J, Windows into human health through wearables data analytics, Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, vol 9 (2019), pp. 28-46 [10.1016/j.cobme.2019.01.001] [abs].