Dennis Barbour, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science
bioinformatics, biostatistics, cognitive health, computational modeling, e-health, hearing loss

Dr. Barbour’s research interests include systems and computational neuroscience, sensory neurophysiology, brain-computer interfaces, neural plasticity and app development for health informatics. He is researching the encoding of complex sounds in the auditory system.

Dr. Barbour’s current work includes creating video games designed such that individuals with hearing difficulties make different errors than individuals with listening difficulties. A single mobile game therefore replaces a battery of clinical tests. Dr. Barbour’s work has the potential to contribute toward improved diagnosis of communication disorders and improved function of auditory prostheses.