Since arriving at Stevens in 2004, Dr. Vikki Hazelwood has lead a grass roots effort to create and implement an environment of excitement, creativity, and entrepreneurship among biomedical engineering students—both at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has created the lab for Translational Research in Medicine, which has successfully launched a startup company and has spawned several patent applications, all of which have extensively engaged students throughout the process.

Research Areas

  • Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Devices


Students who work in Dr. Hazelwood’s lab are asked to help develop a solution to an unmet medical need, and that solution is expected to be brought from inception through to clinical use within a 3 to 5 year period. Dr. Hazelwood’s lab students are guided to work on projects that will contribute to the improvement of public health, in an entrepreneurial and/or humanitarian manner. As physiologic systems engineers, the research teams work in close collaboration with physicians and other expert clinicians to develop technologies that better recognize and interpret physiologic function.

Many such projects are focused upon the goal to prevent injury or disease, and to improve procedure or therapeutic outcome efficacies. Each team collaborates with an expert clinician from an area hospital or medical institution, as well as with companies in the medical industry. Recent collaborations include those with doctors and clinical teams from Hackensack University Medical Center, New York Medical College, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, and New York University.


Vikki Hazelwood

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