Participating Faculty

Mahmoud Abou Alaiwa, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Research Interest: Bronchoscopy, human Cystic Fibrosis, mucociliary transport, and quantitative lung imaging

James Ankrum, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Cell based therapies, microenvironmental control of cell phenotype, pancreatic beta cell therapy

T. Renée Anthony, PhD
Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Research Interest: Occupational hygiene, exposure assessment and computational fluid dynamics modeling

Stephen Baek, PhD
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Research Interest: Medical image processing, computer-aided design, human body modeling and tracking

Reinhard R. Beichel, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Medical computer vision and graphics, lung image analysis, PET image analysis

John M. Buatti, MD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Research Interest: Applying advanced imaging modalities into radiation treatment techniques

Gary E. Christensen, PhD
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Medical imaging, image & signal processing

Alejandro Comellas Freymond, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Research Interest: Lung injury and ambient air pollution resulting in COPD, asthma

John F. Engelhardt, PhD
Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology 
Research Interest: Molecular basis of cystic fibrosis disease pathologies

Jennifer Fiegel, PhD
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Research Interest: Drug delivery, polymeric biomaterials, nano and microtechnology, airborne infectious diseases

R. William Field, PhD
Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Research Interest: Pulmonary diseases, radon measurement and health effects, occupational and environmental epidemiology

Alicia K. Gerke, MD, MBA
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Research Interest: Critical care medicine, pulmonary diseases

Eric Hoffman, PhD
Professor, Radiology - Division of Physiologic Imaging
Research Interest: Advanced imaging methodologies to study basic respiratory physiology centered largely on mechanisms of ventilation and perfusion heterogeneity and regional lung mechanics

Karin F. Hoth, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Research Interest: COPD, Imaging

Mathews Jacob, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Imaging processing, computer aided therapy planning

Hans Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Large scale, heterogeneous, multi-site data collections using modern High Performance Computing (HPC) resources

David W. Kaczka, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Anesthesia
Research Interest: Respiratory physiology, respiratory mechanics, patient monitoring

Ching-Long Lin, PhD
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Interest: Multiscale simulation of gas flow and particle transport in the human lungs, turbulent flow in complex geometry, fluid-structure interaction, and parallel computing

Charles Lynch, MD, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology
Research Interest: Environmental epidemiology, cancer surveillance, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention and control

Vincent A. Magnotta, PhD
Professor, Radiology - Division of Neuroradiology
Research Interest: Development of novel imaging approaches and analysis strategies to better understand the psychiatric and neurological brain disorders

Paul B. McCray, MD
Professor, Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine
Research Interest: airway epithelial biology, innate immunity, and the applications of gene transfer for lung diseases

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, PhD
Professor, Occupational and Environmental Health
Research Interest: Enhancement of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) models of the deposition of aerosols in the human lung

M. L. (Suresh) Raghavan, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Cardiovascular biomechanics, finite element method, geometric modeling, 3D reconstruction, mechanical testing of biologic tissues

Joseph M. Reinhardt, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Research Interest: Image processing, medical imaging, signal processing, cardiopulmonary imaging

Punam Saha, PhD
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Tensor scale-based image analysis, digital topology and geometry, object class uncertainty theory in images segmentation and classification

Jessica C. Sieren, PhD
Assistant Professor, Radiology - Division of Physiologic Imaging
Research Interest: Multimodal investigation of lung nodules, incorporating computed tomography, nuclear imaging, and histopathology

Milan Sonka, PhD
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Medical image processing and analysis

Douglas R. Spitz, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Research Interest: Free Radical Biology and Medicine

David A. Stoltz, MD, PhD
Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Research Interest: pulmonary diseases and lung infections,  advanced airway imaging modalities and analysis

John J. Sunderland, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor, Radiology - Division of Nuclear Medicine
Research Interest: Quantitative PET, cyclotron-based radionuclide production, and small animal imaging

H.S. Udaykumar, PhD
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Research Interest: Computational fluid dynamics, biofluid mechanics, materials processing

George J. Weiner, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine - Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Research Interest: Study of mechanisms of action of anti-cancer monoclonal antibodies, and development of novel approaches to immunotherapy of lymphoma

Michael J. Welsh, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Research Interest: Biology of cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogenesis

Xiaodong Wu, PhD
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interest: Computer-aided medical surgery and diagnosis, biomedical image analysis

Joseph Zabner, MD
Professor, Internal Medicine - Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine
Research Interest: Gene transfer to human airway epithelia in particular to develop gene therapy for cystic fibrosis, fluid composition of the airway surface liquid and how it affects innate immunity