Traumatic Injury Research Program (MEM)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814 MEM Office: C1039
Phone (301) 295-3720
Toll Free: (888) 826-3126
FAX (301) 295-6773
Brenna Rosenberg is the Biomedical Engineer for the Traumatic Injury Research Program (TIRP). Rosenberg is involved in the team's early proof-of-concept clinical research with active duty and former service members, linking electrophysiological (EEG/ECG) and neuropsychological indicators of neural functioning to later onset of PTSD and PTSD-like symptoms following mild traumatic brain injuries. Her secondary focus is the development of a field-deployable electrophysiology system and CNS analysis suite intended for research, military field use and humanitarian relief. Rosenberg's research centered on improving signal processing and analysis methods in EEG and ECG given real-life conditions and extracting metric such quantitative EEG (qEEG), event related potentials (ERPs), and heart rate variability (HRV) most indicative of neurological and psychological functioning. Additionally, she provides hardware and software support to the program's ongoing research endeavourers.
Rosenberg graduated from Northwestern University in 2009 with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and concentration in Biomechanics and, beginning in the fall of 2012, will be pursuing a degree in Medicine (M.D.) at Thomas Jefferson University. It was during her undergraduate years that she became interested in improving the accessibility of underserved populations to medical care. Rosenberg volunteered in public health centers across Chicago in health education and outreach, and spent a summer serving as a First Responder with the Israeli public ambulance service in Tel Aviv, Israel. She later studied a semester abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, examining the management of biomedical technologies and device design in resource poor environments. She continues to remain active in this community, speaking at conferences on careers in the public health sector in biomedical engineering and mentoring undergraduate students with these interests.