The Catholic University of America


Binh Q. Tran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
202-319-4285 phone
202-319-4287 fax

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1990
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University, 1995
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, 1998

Dr. Tran’s research and academic interests pertain to the areas of telehealth/telemedicine and applications of health information technologies, biomedical instrumentation, biomedical imaging, and cardio-pulmonary biomechanics. He is the director of the HomeCare & Telerehabilitation Technology Center, whose focus is to develop innovative solutions for health care service delivery at a distance to people with disabilities and those living with chronic illnesses. Dr. Tran has received national recognition for his research and teaching.

Representative Publications
B.Q. Tran and E.A. Hoffman, "Computational model of the effects of breathing on cardiac function." Book chapter in: Frontiers in Modeling and Control of Breathing: Integration at Molecular, Cellular, and Systems Levels; Eds C.S. Poon and H. Kazemi, 2001.

J. K. Tajik, D. Chon, C. Won, B.Q. Tran, and E.A. Hoffman, “Sub-second multislice x-ray CT imaging of regional pulmonary ventilation.” Academic Radiology, Vol 9 (2), pp. 130-146, 2002. (Herbert M. Stauffer Award, Outstanding Basic Science Paper).

B.Q. Tran, K.M. Buckley, and C.M. Prandoni, “Selection and Use of Telehealth Technology in Support of Homebound Caregivers of Stroke Patients,” Caring, Vol. 21(3), 2002.

B.Q. Tran, "Technologies to facilitate health and independent living in elderly populations," In: Gerotechnology: Research and Practice in Technology and Aging; Eds. S. Kwon and D.C. Burdick, Springer-Verlag, New York: Springer Publishing Co, 2004.

K. Buckley, B.Q. Tran, and C. Prandoni, "Receptiveness, Use and Acceptance of Telehealth by Caregivers of Stroke Patients in the Home" Online Journal of Issues in Nursing. Vol. #9 No. #3, 2004.

K.M.Buckley, B.Q.Tran, L.K. Adelson, J.G.Agazio, L. Halstead, "Use of digital images in evaluating homecare nurses’ knowledge of wound assessment." J. WOCN, Sept/Oct 2005. (WOCN Research Manuscript Award).

E.M. Bertera, B.Q. Tran, E.M. Wuertz, A. Bonner, "A study of the receptivity to telecare technology in a community-based elderly minority population." J. Telemedicine and Telecare, 13:327-332, 2007.

K. Buckley, B. Tran, J. Agazio, E. Wuertz, "A community-based telehealth programme for elderly low-income African-Americans." J. Info Tech in Healthcare, 6(6): 400-412, 2008.

P. Gonzales and B.Q. Tran, “Assessing the usability of web-based personal health records.” IFMBE Proceedings, 26th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, College Park, MD, April, 2010.

B.Q. Tran and P. Gonzales, “Standards and guidelines for personal health records in the United States: Finding consensus in a rapidly evolving and divided environment,” J. Health Med. Informatics, S6, 2012.

H. Szu, C. Hsu, G. Moon, T. Yamakawa, B. Tran, “Smartphone household wireless electroencephalogram hat,” Applied Comput. Intelligence & Soft Computing, 2013, Article ID: 241489 (

Q.T. Huynh, U.D. Nguyen, S.V. Tran, A. Nabili, B.Q. Tran, “Fall detection system using combination accelerometer and gyroscope.” Proc. 2nd Intl Conf. on Adv. In Electronic Devices and Circuits, pp. 52-56, EDC 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2013.