We develop mathematical models to simulate and analyze transport processes in cardiopulmonary physiology, including simulations of dynamics and control in response to system disturbances. We are particularly motivated by the use of patient-specific and often non-invasive data to predict behavior at the individual level. Our work spans scales from lumped parameter systems of differential equations to three-dimensional distributed parameter fluid dynamics simulations. This work is highly interdisciplinary and as a result we collaborate with researchers in biomedical engineering, medicine, and exercise science.

I am an assistant professor at VCU in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and an active part of the department’s research in Mathematical Biology. Prior to VCU I held a postdoctoral fellowship at Marquette University awarded by the American Heart Association. I received my PhD in 2008 in applied mathematics from North Carolina State University and I also have a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

My CV can be found here.