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Dr. Mark Pettinato
Biomedical Engineer/Educator, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Mark Pettinato is a Biomedical Engineer/Educator who coaches and mentors biomedical engineering students at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. He has designed and introduced seven new courses in the department, where he has been a member for 17 years. During the spring 2016 semester, Dr. Pettinato coached his Bioinformatics class project during the first CUA Research Day “Bioinformatics Used to Advance Zika Virus Vaccine Research.”

In addition, Dr. Pettinato also works a full-time position as a biomedical engineer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is collaborating with HHS/FDA/CDRH/OSEL in a research project “Wireless Coexistence of Medical Devices in Emerging 5G New Radio Unlicensed Paradigm” for the 2018 Office of the Chief Scientist Grant Program.

He earned his doctorate from Capella University. His research interests include instructional design utilizing neurocognitive rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury, multiple intelligences and learning styles.