Seminar on Understanding Healthcare Delivery Systems for Biomedical Development

04 July 2018

Bogazici-BME/Lifesci & Inovita & ISEK Joint Special Summer Seminar

Understanding Healthcare Delivery Systems for Biomedical Development

Inas Khayal, Ph.D

Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine &Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College

(Hosted by: Esin Öztürk Ph.D., Boğaziçi University BME)

4 July 2018 (Wednesday);   14.00 – 16.00 

Biomedical Engineering Institute, AZ-19, Boğaziçi University Kandilli Campus

About The Seminar:

As biomedical engineers, we focus on developing technologies to improve health outcomes.  Our mantra is “technology saves lives”.  It has and it does, but what if our focus on improving technology in a specific silo’d area leads to unwanted consequences?  We assume that improving technology security, battery life, abnormality detection, etc. are the primary aims of our field.  While this is generally true, it is critical for the Biomedical Engineer to understand that there exist another set of requirements that need to be understood, designed for and fulfilled.  I will discuss the rising field of systems engineering and engineering systems and its application and need in Biomedical Engineering. I will also describe my research advancement to the systems field in healthcare. 

About the Speaker:

Inas Khayal, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.  Dr. Khayal is a highly interdisciplinary researcher focused on translational research towards improving chronic disease health outcomes. This began with her biomedical research within the clinic, focused on biological sensing in NeuroOncology and MR Imaging.  Her work expanded to include Social and Environmental Sensing using Internet-of-Things enabled sensors outside the clinic and within ‘real-world’ living labs.  Her work acts at the intersection of engineering, medicine, computer science and innovation to address the reality of the multi-level interconnected systems we live in.  She leads the Sustainable Health Lab at Dartmouth, where her most recent work seeks to develop systems solutions that curb the growth of chronic disease by modeling, measuring, designing and implementing systems.  Dr. Khayal earned her PhD in Bioengineering from both the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco, a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University and completed the Management of Technology Program from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.  She holds several US, European, and International patents and is featured in the book Medicine by Design: The Practice and Promise of Biomedical Engineering by Fen Montaigne.