Affiliated faculty, staff and students at the Center for Healthcare Innovation are developing novel medical technologies and services that enable early diagnosis of disease, improve the effectiveness of therapies and treatments and generate better patient outcomes at reduced costs.

Tissue engineering research using patient biopsies facilitates drug development and enables the personalization of therapeutic regiments for individual patients. Research into biomaterials improves prosthetic devices, biomedical implants and infection control. Engineering of biosensors and high-tech medical devices advances diagnostics and therapeutics.

To improve medical outcomes, increase operational efficiencies in healthcare delivery, and reduce overall costs, the Center for Healthcare Innovation is also developing mobile apps to monitor consumer health, conducting healthcare economics research and advancing systems tools to analyze, visualize and model complex healthcare data.

Major healthcare-related research projects currently active at Stevens include:

Schaefer School of Engineering & Science

  • Drug discovery, delivery and computational chemistry (Yong Zhang, Sunil Paliwal, James, Liang, Sesha Alluri)

  • Tissue engineering applied to personalized medicine, drug development and therapy assessment

  • Biomaterials for prosthetics, implanted biomedical devices, tissue engineering and infection control

  • Computational analysis, modeling and transmission of complex biological and medical data

  • Biosensors, biorobotics and biomedical devices

  • Biomechanics and physiology

School of Systems & Enterprises

  • Healthcare analytics and predictive modeling to improve operational efficiencies in hospitals, corporations and government agencies

  • Analysis/optimization of complex systems, mathematical models for sensor networks, computational modeling of resilience and evolutionary optimization algorithms

School of Business

  • Process innovation in drug, diagnostic and medical device companies

  • Pharmaceutical sales, marketing and supply chain management

  • Human capital and training an evolving healthcare workforce

  • Business intelligence/analytics, social network-based creation of trends and defining standards

College of Arts and Letters

  • Effects of sound on health

  • Medical anthropology, policy and ethics

Funding and Collaborators

  • National Institutes of Health

  • National Science Foundation

  • Merck

  • Roche

  • Pfizer

  • Hackensack University Medical Center

  • Columbia University

  • Seton Hall University

  • Georgetown University

  • Handlon Investment Management