Rebecca Vanderpool

Assistant Professor
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

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PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010
MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007
BS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Cardiovascular hemodynamics
  • Right ventricular function
  • Signal and image processing
  • Animal models
  • Clinical/translational research
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Pulmonary hypertension


Rebecca Vanderpool's research interests are in the areas of cardiovascular hemodynamics, pulmonary vascular stiffness and right ventricular function. She is currently working to develop new prognostic and diastolic markers of right ventricular function in patients with pulmonary vascular disease.

She has experience with quantifying RV function in animal models and patients with pulmonary hypertension. Analysis techniques use a combination of signals from pressure transducers, echocardiography imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

She has published widely in the areas of right ventricular function and pulmonary hypertension.

Vanderpool is a member of the American Thoracic Society, American Heart Association, Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute, European Respiratory Society, and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020