Biomedical and Health Data Sciences

Biomedical and Health Data Sciences

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. The Biomedical and Health Data Science research community at Duke is supported and enhanced by numerous centers and programs, including the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI), Duke MEDx: Medicine+Engineering, Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine, Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, Duke Information Initiative (iiD), and the Duke Medical Imaging Training Program.

Primary Faculty

Jessilyn Dunn

Jessilyn Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering (beginning January 2019)

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

Sina Farsiu

Sina Farsiu

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...

Craig S. Henriquez

Craig S. Henriquez

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests: Henriquez's research interests include large scale computing, heart modeling, and brain modeling.

Mark L. Palmeri

Mark L. Palmeri

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...

Nimmi Ramanujam

Nimmi Ramanujam

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...

Amanda Randles

Amanda Randles

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.

Lingchong You

Lingchong You

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...

Research Faculty

Lisa L Satterwhite

Lisa L Satterwhite

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...