EBME/EECS Joint Seminar

Enrique Saldivar
The Presence of CWRU in Wireless Health: Leading the Development of Graduate Education
CSE San Diego
White 411
October 6, 2016

CWRU has pioneered the development of graduate education in Wireless Health (also
known as mobile and digital health) and Wearable Computing. We educate working
professionals and traditional graduate students to drive innovation by teaching them the
knowledge and skills they need to navigate a fast moving high-tech landscape. Our
program has attained leadership brand recognition in San Diego and in the field as a


Dr. Saldivar received his MD from Universidad La Salle (Mexico City, Mexico), his Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (Mexico City, Mexico), and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD in the cellular mechanics group and at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the Roon Research Laboratory for Arteriosclerosis and Thrombosis. He joined TSRI as an Assistant Professor from 1998- 2003, La Jolla Bioengineering Institute from 2003-2010 as an Associate Professor, and the West Wireless Health Institute from 2010-2011, where he was a Senior Member of Technical Staff and directed the Bioengineering and Biosensors Group; he co-invented and co-directed Sense4Baby, currently commercialized by AirStrip and Apple. He joined Case Western Reserve University in 2011.

Dr. Saldivar’s scientific career has focused on the study of biomechanical mechanisms responsible of complex physiological responses with emphasis on the rheological mechanisms, at both the cellular level and at the cell membrane level. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of platelet adhesion under flow and chronic adaptation to extreme hypoxia.

Dr. Saldivar’s career in medical devices has focused on the transformation of cutting-edge technological developments into meaningful medical solutions. His multidisciplinary background combined with a deep sense of social responsibility provides him with a unique perspective to provide solutions to unmet medical needs in underserved communities. Dr. Saldivar’s interests are focused on the use of technology to improve the quality of life, globally, and to ameliorate the accessibility to first-class medical attention in under-privileged communities.

His expertise includes: Biomechanics, Microcirculation, Rheology, Platelet Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, Image Processing, Bio-Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (BioMEMS), Nanotechnology, and Wireless Health.