Health and human Performance


Research Specializations

Dr. Said Audi Acute lung injury, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), lung transplantation, pulmonary endothelium metabolism, and pulmonary hemodynamics
Dr. Scott Beardsley Neuroengineering (neural coding/decoding), neuroplasticity and learning, human visuo-motor processing (integrated experimental/computational approaches)
Dr. Vikram Cariapa, P.E. Design of prosthesis for spinal cord injury patients, and design of implements for the elderly
Dr. Jay Goldberg, P.E. Medical device design and testing, surface modification for improved performance of implants, degradation and failure analysis of implants
Dr. Gerald Harris, P.E. Orthopaedic biomechanics, impact biomechanics, rehabilitation engineering and analysis of gait and measurement of human performance
Dr. Dean Jeutter, P.E.  Biotelemetry, biomedical instrumentation, implantable transcutaneous radio frequency power transfer
Dr. John LaDisa  Quantifying altered blood flow indices as predictors of morbidity after treatments for congenital heart disease, correlating altered blood flow indices with the severity of restenosis after stent implantation, designing novel engineering devices and interventions for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in children, and developing tools for predictive surgical or transcatheter treatment planning
Dr. Richard Marklin, C.P.E. Ergonomics, human factors engineering, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and carpal tunnel syndrome
Dr. Lars Olson  Human powered nebulizer, biomedical instrumentation and optics, cell engineering/cardiopulmonary physiology, biological fluid and mass transport
Dr. Kristina Ropella  Cardiac electrophysiology
Dr. Robert Scheidt Human motor control, rehabilitation engineering, and human psychophysics of sensorimotor adaptation and learning
Dr. Joseph Schimmels Prosthetics
Dr. Brian Schmit Spinal cord injury, human neurophysiology, and neurorehabilitation