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About Us

BESI-C brings together the creative, problem-solving spirit of both engineering and nursing, and represents a truly interdisciplinary research endeavor supported by a dedicated team of faculty, students and collaborators.

Core Faculty

An interdisciplinary team of scientists with expertise in engineering, nursing, biostatistics, and data visualization guide the development and deployment of the BESI-C system.

Virginia LeBaron

UVA School of Nursing

John Lach

The George Washington University
School of Engineering & Applied Science

Bryan Lewis

UVA Biocomplexity Institute

Sarah Ratcliffe

UVA School of Medicine

Clinical Partners

Clinical partners within the academic setting and the community play an integral role in supporting the BESI-C research.

Leslie Blackhall

UVA School of Medicine

Patti Dewberry

Hospice of the Piedmont

Danielle Wallace

Hospice of the Piedmont

Students

A diverse team of graduate and undergraduate students help support the day-to-day operations of BESI-C.

Graduate

Rachel Bennett

UVA School of Nursing

Leah Bianchi

UVA School of Nursing

Undergraduate

Stacy Meng

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Hannah Moody

UVA School of Nursing

Nyota Patel

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Kiki Wong

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Collaborators

Key partners that support the work of BESI-C.

Susie Beck

University of Utah College of Nursing, Professor Emeritus
Consultant

Nadim El-Jaroudi

UVA Dev Hub

Nutta Homdee

Mahidol University, Faculty of Medical Technology

Randy Jones

UVA School of Nursing

Caleb Williams

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Clinical Research Coordinator

Penny Amos

UVA School of Nursing

Project Management

Amber Steen

UVA Center for Global Health Equity

Alumni

Ridwan Alam

Research Fellow, MGH
Visiting Scientist, MIT

Sarah Alverson

UVA College of Arts and Sciences

Penn Bauman

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Tuyet Chuong

UVA School of Nursing

Katherine Gordon

UVA School of Nursing

James Hayes

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Kate Lichti

UVA School of Nursing

Yudel Martinez

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Sahar Mohammadi

UVA School of Nursing

Davon Okoro

UVA School of Nursing

Kimberly Novak

UVA School of Nursing

Emmanuel Ogunjirin

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

John Park

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Tanya Thomas

UVA School of Nursing

Seth Vanderbraak

UVA School of Engineering and Applied Science

Sponsors

Past Sponsors