Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


Grace Peng, Ph.D.

Grace Peng
Program Director
BG 2DEM RM 200 6707 Democracy Blvd Bethesda MD 20817


Grace C.Y. Peng received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. She performed postdoctoral and faculty research in the department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University. In 2000 she became the Clare Boothe Luce professor of biomedical engineering at the Catholic University of America. Since 2002, Dr. Peng has been a Program Director in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), at the National Institutes of Health. Her program areas at the NIBIB include mathematical modeling, simulation and analysis methods, and next generation engineering systems for rehabilitation, neuroengineering, and surgical systems. In 2003, she brought together the Neuroprosthesis Group (NPG) of program officers across multiple institutes of the NIH. Also in 2003, Dr. Peng lead the creation of the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG), which now consists of program officers from ten federal agencies of the U.S. government and Canada ( IMAG has continuously supported funding specifically for multiscale modeling (of biological systems) since 2004. IMAG facilitates the activities of the Multiscale Modeling (MSM) Consortium of investigators (started in 2006). Dr. Peng is interested in promoting the development of intelligent tools and reusable models, and integrating these approaches in engineering systems and multiscale physiological problems.