About Us


A visionary translational biodesign research center

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID), within the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, offers a one-year MSE degree program called the David E. Swirnow Master’s Program in Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Our program is about educating the next generation of global leaders. We bridge the gap between human knowledge and human need. Students choose CBID for the opportunity to work with the world’s best clinicians one-on-one and engage in disruptive innovation to improve patient care around the globe.

Our mission is to create and develop solutions for major challenges to human health. Our success is measured by the impact our students and their solutions have on the quality and accessibility of health care worldwide. Our bedside-to-bench-to-bedside model gives students the opportunity to identify needs, work in teams to develop solutions, and commercialize those solutions for broad availability.

CBID is a joint effort of the Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Our focus is translational engineering focusing on health care technology. No other program combines clinical immersion, travel to developing countries for global health immersion, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-renowned lecturers to inspire students to deliver real innovation.

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design

3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2608

410-516-8006 | [email protected]

The Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design