New biomedical imaging and sensing technologies are generating data at an unprecedented pace. The increasing availability of electronic health records data has enabled data-driven inquiry into contemporary health care issues. Researchers in Duke BME are developing innovative data science, machine learning, and digital health modeling approaches to transform multi-scale biomedical data (e.g. multi-omics, imaging, wearable sensors, and electronic health records data) into actionable health insights.
There are extensive collaborations between our BME faculty and Duke University Medical Center clinicians to rapidly translate large-data analysis tools developed at Duke BME for both the patient bedside and broader commercialization.
This research community is supported and enhanced by numerous centers and programs, including: Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI), Duke MEDx, Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, Duke Information Initiative (iiD), Duke Medical Imaging Training Program and the Sherry and John Woo Center for Big Data and Precision Health.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (beginning January 2019)
Research Interests: Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Farsiu's research focuses on medical imaging and image processing to improve the overall health and vision outcome of patients with ocular and neurological diseases (e.g., age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, Alzheimer, and ALS) through earlier and...
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Henriquez's research interests include large scale computing, heart modeling, and brain modeling.
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Dr. Palmeri's research interests include ultrasonic imaging, specifically using acoustic radiation force to characterize the mechanical properties of tissue, and finite element analysis of soft tissue response to impulsive radiation force excitation. Other research interests...
Robert W. Carr, Jr., Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Innovating on optical strategies to peer into the biological landscape of thick tissues. Technologies being developed in her lab leverage principles of optical spectroscopy, optical sectioning microscopy, and molecular imaging. Her research group is developing and applying these...
Alfred Winborne and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Research Interests: Randle's research in biomedical simulation and high performance computing focuses on the development of new computational tools that she uses to provide insight into the localization and development of human diseases ranging from atherosclerosis to cancer.
Hawkins Family Associate Professor
Research Interests: Ongoing projects in the Shen lab include metabolic and epigenetic reprogramming of cancer metastasis, stem cell and organoid technology, microbiome-host-disease interaction, humanized immune cancer models, intravital imaging, CRISPR/dCAS9 epigenetic screening, and peripheral...
Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: Dr. You's research interest focus on computational systems biology & synthetic biology, including mathematical modeling of cellular networks; mechanisms of information processing by gene networks; design, modeling and construction of robust gene networks for applications in...
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Satterwhite studies the genomics and epigenetics of environmental exposures in populations with clear health disparity. Her group identified the first genomic signature for pesticide exposure and is developing simple blood tests to diagnose early stage asymptomatic...