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Dr. Brattain holds a PhD in engineering sciences from Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Her doctoral research focused on ultrasound-guided surgical robots for minimally invasive beating-heart procedures.

Dr. Brattain’s research integrates biomedical artificial intelligence (AI), medical ultrasound, and surgical robotics. She has a proven track record in fostering collaborations, leading multidisciplinary teams, mentoring students and early-career researchers, and facilitating translational AI applications. Her focus in AI research revolves around the dynamic integration of real-time capabilities, extending from cloud computing to lightweight edge AI on smart devices. Driven by a passion for healthcare innovation, she directs her expertise towards the development of real-time diagnostic assistants and advancements in minimally invasive procedures. These endeavors are geared towards enhancing clinical decision support and empowering medical professionals with intelligent medical care capabilities in diverse clinical settings.

Dr. Brattain is an Associated Professor of Medicine in the Dept. of Internal Medicine. She also holds secondary positions in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dept. of Computer Science in the College of Engineering.

Dr. Brattain is an IEEE Senior Member, a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and a member of IEEE Women in Engineering. She currently serves as a co-chair of the American Institute of Ultrasound for Medicine (AIUM) AI Community.

Joined UCF in Spring 2024