Health Sciences

More than $2 trillion is spent each year on healthcare in the United States, and an aging population is challenging our system in new ways. The coming decade is certain to see advances in areas ranging from personalized medicine to electronic medical records. This area of excellence will integrate cutting-edge biomedical research with systems science, industrial engineering and microelectronic device development. Additional collaborations will draw upon expertise in disciplines such as psychology, nursing and leadership studies.

Faculty researchers are already focused on cancer detection, child mental health, Parkinson’s disease treatment and medical devices, to name just a few projects. By coming together and partnering with healthcare institutions in the region and beyond, these scholars can have a positive impact on the quality, availability and affordability of American healthcare. This area of excellence will help to ensure that the latest innovations in healthcare travel speedily from lab bench to bedside.

Steering Committee

Susan Bane, chairbiochemistry

Subimal Chatterjee, marketing

Ann Fronczek, nursing

Christof Grewer, chemistry

Pong-Yu (Peter) Huang, mechanical engineering

Gary James, biomedical anthropology

Zhanpeng Jin, electrical and computer engineering

Kanneboyina Nagaraju, pharmacy

Gail Rattinger, pharmacy

Victoria Rizzo, social work

Karin Sauer, biological sciences

Lisa Savage, psychology

James Sobel, biological sciences

Linda Spear, psychology

Kaiming Ye, biomedical engineering

Lijun Yin, computer science

Sang Won Yoon, systems science and industrial engineering

Last Updated: 1/4/17