Childers, Rachel

Biography

Dr. Rachel Childers is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Biomedical Engineering department. She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

She teaches the BME domain lab course (BIOMEDE 3701) which provides hands-on technical skills, technical writing, experimental design, and data analysis skills to BME undergraduate students. In addition she teaches the Introduction to Biomedical Engineering course (BIOMEDE 2000) which provides foundational skills in open-ended problem-solving in the context of BME. 

Before coming to OSU in 2020, Dr. Childers was an Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she helped establish the new undergraduate biomedical engineering program by designing 6 different laboratory courses and serving as Chair of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Childers completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at OSU and a B.S.B.E. in Biological Engineering at the University of Georgia.

Expertise

Biomedical Engineering Education, Gamification, Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Mechanobiology