Department of Biomedical Engineering

A pioneer in its field, the Vanderbilt biomedical engineering program was one of the first of its kind and remains one of the most well-respected programs in the nation.

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Biomedical engineer Audrey Bowden shines a light on her development of a headband that can measure brain activity through light with applications for mental health diagnoses and shares how her faith motivates her research.


Thanks to our proximity and partnership with the world-class Vanderbilt University Medical Center and cross-department collaboration, biomedical engineering students have many high-impact research opportunities.


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Department Faculty

Our biomedical engineering faculty members have a broad range of specialties and research areas. All faculty members are active in research and the direction of graduate student projects.

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Biomedical Engineering Degree Programs

Graduate Programs

Our M.Eng., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees provide advanced education and research training in many areas with emphasis on the interface between engineering, physical computing and mathematical sciences, and biology.

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Undergraduate Program

Our ABET-accredited biomedical engineering program personalizes instruction with a community-centered approach with the goal of shaping independent, productive and adaptive interdisciplinary experts.

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Michael Miga, Chair

Amanda Lowery, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Craig Duvall, Director of Graduate Studies

Kenny Tao, Director of Graduate Recruiting

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Mailing Address

Department of Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University
PMB 351631
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1631

Phone: 615-322-3521

Fax: 615-343-7919

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