Mission Statement

The Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) of the IEEE advances the application of engineering sciences and technology to medicine and biology, promotes the profession, and provides global leadership for the benefit of its members and humanity by disseminating knowledge, setting standards, fostering professional development, and recognizing excellence. As the flagship magazine for EMBS, IEEE PULSE connects and informs members as well as others across the globe on a broad variety of topics related to biomedical engineering, including advances in research, health care and wellness innovations, clinical applications, biomedical and health technologies, education, and ethical considerations. We publish both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering in addition to articles on societal implications of biomedical technologies.

Magazine Information

Indexed In

IEEE XploreCurrent Contents (Clinical Practice), Engineering Index (Bioengineering Abstracts), Inspec, Excerpta Medica, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, RECAL Information Services, and listed in Citation Index.


All materials in this publication represent the views of the authors only and not those of the EMBS or IEEE.

IEEE Pulse Staff

Managing Editor

Cynthia Weber, Ph.D.

Cynthia Weber is an award-winning educator and researcher, with more than 20 years experience in writing, editing, and project management within the publishing and marketing communication fields. She’s fascinated by the way language is articulated to convey meaning, and her current research projects examine ethics and technology and look at the social and political future of humanity. She holds both a master’s and Ph.D. in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University, and has been an editor for IEEE Pulse since 2009.

Senior Editor

Pamela Reynolds

Content Editor

Leslie Mertz, Ph.D.

Contributing Editors

Book Reviews:
Paul King, emeritus, Vanderbilt University
Senior Design:
Jay R. Goldberg, Marquette University
State of the Art:
Arthur T. Johnson, emeritus, University of Maryland

Staff Writers

Summer Allen
Jim Banks
Mary Bates
Leslie Mertz, Ph.D.

Contributing Writers

Jennifer Berglund
Kristina Grifantini

Editorial Board

Jinghzi An, Harvard-MIT
Amir Amini, University of Louisville
Colin Brenan, 1CELLBIO Inc.
Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School
John Criscione, Texas A&M
Jay Goldberg, Marquette University
Arthur Johnson, emeritus, University of Maryland
Paul King, emeritus, Vanderbilt University
Roberto Lavarello, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Nitish Thakor, Johns Hopkins University
May Wang, Emory University
Paul Sajda, Columbia University