Health Care Systems Engineering

Creating advanced systems to improve the delivery of health care.


Our researchers apply technologies to engineer better ways of delivering health care to more people. The approach is interdisciplinary, often enlisting behavioral scientists, medical clinicians and other experts, at UVA and elsewhere, to design systems that improve how care is provided.

Our methodologies include health information technology, wearable sensors, smart phones and watches, machine learning, robotics, computational modeling and utilizing community resources. Ultimately, we aim to understand and support the way real people interact with their health care, individually and societally, addressing challenges in areas such as the treatment of diabetes, anxiety and depression, and public services such as water and sanitation. 

ESE Faculty in Health Care Systems Engineering

Laura Barnes

Laura Barnes


Associate Professor

Mehdi Boukhechba

Mehdi Boukhechba


Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Research Track

Olsson Hall 113B

Phone: 434-247-8168
mob3f@virginia.edu
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Marc Breton, Ph.D.

Marc Breton, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and NB Sciences

Phone: 434-982-6484
mb6nt@virginia.edu
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Donald E. Brown, Ph.D.

Donald E. Brown, Ph.D.


W.S. Calcott Professor

Olsson Hall 102C

Phone: 434-982-2074
deb@virginia.edu
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Afsaneh Doryab

Afsaneh Doryab


Assistant Professor, Systems and Information Engineering

Olsson 255 (Link Lab)

Phone: 434-243-5823
ad4ks@virginia.edu
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Gregory J. Gerling

Gregory J. Gerling


Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 101D

Phone: 434-924-0533
gg7h@virginia.edu
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Tariq Iqbal

Tariq Iqbal


Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems and Environment

Marek-Jerzy Pindera

Marek-Jerzy Pindera


Professor of Applied Mechanics

Thornton Hall D214

Phone: 434-924-1040
mp3g@virginia.edu
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Sara Riggs

Sara Riggs


Assistant Professor

James A. Smith

James A. Smith


Henry L. Kinnier Professor of Civil Engineering

Thornton Hall, D215

Phone: 434-924-7991
jas9e@virginia.edu
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Rupa S. Valdez

Rupa S. Valdez


Associate Professor of Engineering Systems and Environment

Health System West 3011

Phone: 434-982-2510
rsv9d@virginia.edu
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