Strategic Plan

Transforming health and healthcare for all

The biomedical engineering research, education, and translational efforts we are embarking on will yield inventions and innovations which impact society at the individual, population, and system levels—locally, nationally, and internationally. This is how we’re going to get there.

SBME Strategic Plan


Our vision, mission and values aren’t just marketing. They are our touchstone. We are in the rare position to build an inclusive, open, curious culture from day one. No retrofitting necessary. This is who we are and who we will always strive to be.


A world of unconstrained exploration, collaboration and innovation across engineering and biology that transforms health and healthcare for all.

Our Mission


To build a nexus for education, innovation and research that catalyzes the development of new technologies and discoveries that improve health outcomes, accessibility and system performance.

Our Values

These five values underpin all SBME activities, interactions, and decisions. They act as our guiding compass as well as a lens through which to view the work of the SBME and all its members.


We are strong allies for diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of the SBME, embracing different experiences and opinions in pursuit of broadly accessible solutions.


We work together in a spirit of respect knowing that a collective coordinated effort is more likely to achieve improved health outcomes. We bring unique value to all our partnerships and are a community umbrella for translational medicine.


Our understanding and appreciation of the wonders of biology and engineering serve as our foundation. We then apply ingenuity and inventiveness in search of transformative solutions.


We strive to look beyond traditional structures and organizing mechanisms and work across boundaries in engineering, medicine and biology.


In pursuit of health as a fundamental human right, we strive to do exceptional, robust and meaningful work individually, collectively across the SBME, and in partnerships at local, national or global levels.