Reid W. D’Amico, Ph.D.
Dr. D’Amico is an AIMBE Scholar at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Reid completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. His doctoral research focused on designing next generation models of pulmonary vascular disease. Specifically, Reid created a new model of pulmonary arterial hypertension that enabled the precise control of mechanical parameters, such as pressure and flow, seen at various stages of the disease. His model enables researchers to more efficiently translate findings from the lab to the clinic. Outside of the lab, Reid is a rare disease advocate and has worked with pharmaceutical companies to help design clinical trial protocols and increase company-patient engagement. As an AIMBE Scholar, Reid plans to merge his expertise in biomedical research and passion for patient communities to create policy that promotes scientific innovation and addresses specific patient needs. Reid’s ultimate goal as an AIMBE Scholar is to use his engineering background to foster the development of safe and effective technologies to improve patient care.