Brett A. Campbell, Ph.D.


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Dr. Brett Campbell holds an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Macalester College and received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the School of Engineering and School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He brings experience in functional electrical stimulation of the human body and the application of signal processing techniques to physiological data acquired from medical devices and equipment.

Dr. Campbell spent a decade in project management within translational and clinical research in academic centers and hospital settings. He led ground-level operations for multi-million-dollar clinical trials aimed at expanding treatment options for movement disorder and stroke patients. This included the implementation of biologically driven closed-loop control of electrical stimulation and the exploration of novel stimulus paradigms and waveforms to enhance the delivery of therapeutics to the brain. His research led to the development of patented technology on closed-loop deep brain stimulation (DBS).

His experience with biomechanics includes the development and testing of medical devices for evaluating grip strength in animal models and publications on the electrophysiological correlates of functional motor improvement in stroke patients. He has mentored technical students in science and engineering on projects covering software development, data analytics, as well as medical device safety and design. Dr. Campbell also has scientific publications and presentations on the use of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computational modeling.

Building upon his academic background in microbiology and pharmacology, he collaborated with veterinarians, physicians, and surgeons to mitigate infection risk relating to both acute and chronic medical implants. Dr. Campbell has experience in the human operating room and performing large animal surgeries reflected in his scientific publications. He has experience with post-surgical and injury-based wound management, delivery of antibiotics, as well as infection prevention techniques. He is trained in best clinical and laboratory practices for using personal protective equipment and working with and navigating environments containing biohazards.

Dr. Campbell received further training in medicine and surgery evident through his authorship of a medical textbook chapter on electrophysiological mapping of anatomical structures in the human brain and scientific publications on the validation of new surgical technology. He has direct clinical experience working with patients in both Phase I and Phase II clinical trials, implantable medical devices, and evaluating the effects of both electrical stimulation and medication on the brain, motor function, and clinical outcome metrics.


• Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.: Case Western Reserve University (2023)
· Thesis: “Electrophysiological Techniques to Improve The Therapeutic Titration of Deep Brain Stimulation”
· Selected Graduate Course Experience: Signal Processing & Instrumentation, Physics of imaging, Computational Modeling of Physiological Systems, Brain-Machine Interfacing, Medical Device Development; Cellular Biology, Bioelectric Phenomena

• Neuroscience, B.A.: Macalester College (2015)
· Selected Coursework: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Pharmacology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Behavioral Neuroscience, Affective & Cognitive Neuroscience, Mathematics including Statistical Methodology and Calculus, Physics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

• Certified Foster and Adoptive Caregiver: State of Ohio

• Bosch Certified Crash Data Retrieval Technician