Jessilyn Dunn

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Developing new tools and infrastructure for multi-modal biomedical data integration to drive precision/personalized methods for early detection, intervention, and prevention of disease.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 534 Research Dr, Room #448, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 668 9798
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

Research Interests

Use of large-scale biomedical datasets to model and guide personalized therapies.

Courses Taught

  • ISS 796T: Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture Research Team
  • ISS 795T: Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture Research Team
  • ISS 396T: Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture Research Team
  • ISS 395T: Bass Connections Information, Society & Culture Research Team
  • ISS 290S: Special Topics in Information Science + Studies
  • HLTHPOL 796T: Bass Connections Health Policy & Innovation Research Team
  • HLTHPOL 795T: Bass Connections Health Policy & Innovation Research Team
  • HLTHPOL 396T: Bass Connections Health Policy & Innovation Research Team
  • HLTHPOL 395T: Health Policy & Innovation Research Team
  • EGR 393: Research Projects in Engineering
  • BME 899: Special Readings in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 792: Continuation of Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • BME 590: Special Topics in Biomedical Engineering
  • BME 580: An Introduction to Biomedical Data Science (GE)
  • BME 494: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 493: Projects in Biomedical Engineering (GE)
  • BME 290: Intermediate Topics (GE)
  • BIOSTAT 707: Statistical Methods for Learning and Discovery

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Shin, Sooyoon, Nathan Kowahl, Taylor Hansen, Albee Y. Ling, Poulami Barman, Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Erin Rainaldi, et al. “Real-world walking behaviors are associated with early-stage heart failure: a Project Baseline Health Study.” J Card Fail, April 4, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2024.02.028.
  • Dunn, Jessilyn, Andrea Coravos, Manuel Fanarjian, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, and Steven R. Steinhubl. “Remote digital health technologies for improving the care of people with respiratory disorders.” Lancet Digit Health 6, no. 4 (April 2024): e291–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2589-7500(23)00248-0.
  • Singh, Karnika, Sarah C. Armstrong, Brooke E. Wagner, Julie Counts, Asheley Skinner, Melissa Kay, Jennifer S. Li, et al. “Physical activity and sleep changes among children during the COVID-19 pandemic.” NPJ Digit Med 7, no. 1 (March 16, 2024): 70. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-024-01041-8.
  • Shandhi, Md Mobashir Hasan, Karnika Singh, Natasha Janson, Perisa Ashar, Geetika Singh, Baiying Lu, D Sunshine Hillygus, Jennifer M. Maddocks, and Jessilyn P. Dunn. “Assessment of ownership of smart devices and the acceptability of digital health data sharing.” NPJ Digital Medicine 7, no. 1 (February 2024): 44. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-024-01030-x.
  • Holko, Michelle, Chris Lunt, and Jessilyn Dunn. “Session Introduction: Digital health technology data in biocomputing: Research efforts and considerations for expanding access (PSB2024).” Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing. Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing 29 (January 2024): 163–69.