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
Research Interests: Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies
Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Focused 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 personalized therapy.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: Large-scale computing, heart modeling, and brain modeling.
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Research Interests: 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 include ultrasonic bioeffects and mechanical...
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: Biomedical simulation and high-performance computing
Hawkins Family Associate Professor
Research Interests: 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 neuromodulation.
Paul Ruffin Scarborough Associate Professor of Engineering
Research Interests: 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 engineering and medicine.
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...