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Eileen B. Haase, PhD

Eileen Haase
Research Interests: Engineering education, global health, improving student understanding through active learning, online resources, and personalized attention
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Research Interests

Dr. Eileen Haase is a teaching professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She received her master’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University while working at the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory. She earned her PhD in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University in the lab of Dr. Artin Shoukas, focusing on the cardiovascular system and the control of blood pressure. Dr. Haase completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Lawrence Schramm, studying the neural control of the circulation. Dr. Haase teaches our BME students about the control of blood pressure through a popular field trip to Six Flags Amusement Park where they record heart rate data during changes in ride acceleration.

Dr. Haase has incorporated team-based learning and other active learning methods into many of the BME required courses. She recently served as a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at Mbarara University of Science and Technology in Uganda, where she employed many of the best practices she developed at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Haase has a passion for teaching and has worked with JHU undergraduates on a number of technology fellowships to develop online, laboratory, and in-class resources that strengthen the BME undergraduate education. She was instrumental in developing the undergraduate Design Studio, and is continuously integrating new challenges for our students. Her three-week study abroad intersession course, “Engineering and Health Care Needs Assessment in Uganda” pairs Ugandan and JHU students in teams to identify and develop solutions for global health challenges. Dr. Haase currently teaches Molecules and Cells, Biomedical Engineering Basecamp, Computational Medicine: Cardiology and Lab, Neuroengineering and Lab, Engineering Innovations II (for high school students), courses in the Applied Biomedical Engineering program for master’s students, and a number of intersession courses.

Dr. Haase has received numerous awards in recognition of her innovative teaching. In addition to a Fulbright Scholar Award, she was twice presented the WSE Robert B. Pond, Sr. Excellence in Teaching Award as well as multiple William R. Kenan, Jr. Awards for improving teaching in an undergraduate course. She was the principle investigator for the Johns Hopkins University Gateway Sciences Initiative Provost Award for building the BME Design Studio. She was recognized by the American Association of Engineering Education with a “Best Paper Award” and gave a Distinguished Lecture at the 2018 ASEE annual meeting. Dr. Haase is a member of the JHU Teaching Academy Board where she helps mentor PhD students interested in teaching.

Titles & Affiliations


  • Teaching Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program
  • Program Chair, Applied Biomedical Engineering


  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1991
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1986
  • BS, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
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