Matthew R. Behrend, Ph.D.

2009 Electrical Engineering University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States 
"Matthew Behrend"

Matthew Behrend works in the field of global health to increase the impact of predictive modelling for policy making. He trained in electrical engineering with a research focus on biomedical applications. His aim is to accelerate improvements in health, primarily through bridging communication gaps between people and secondarily with tools for knowledge synthesis. Research interests include artificial intelligence, literature-based discovery, and search engine user experience.


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James D. Weiland grad student 2009 USC
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Weitz AC, Nanduri D, Behrend MR, et al. (2015) Improving the spatial resolution of epiretinal implants by increasing stimulus pulse duration. Science Translational Medicine. 7: 318ra203
Wagner BG, Behrend MR, Klein DJ, et al. (2014) Quantifying the impact of expanded age group campaigns for polio eradication. Plos One. 9: e113538
Weitz AC, Behrend MR, Ahuja AK, et al. (2014) Interphase gap as a means to reduce electrical stimulation thresholds for epiretinal prostheses. Journal of Neural Engineering. 11: 016007
Behrend MR, Hu H, Nigmatulina KR, et al. (2014) A quantitative survey of the literature on poliovirus infection and immunity. International Journal of Infectious Diseases : Ijid : Official Publication of the International Society For Infectious Diseases. 18: 4-13
Ahuja AK, Behrend MR. (2013) The Argus™ II retinal prosthesis: factors affecting patient selection for implantation. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. 36: 1-23
Weitz AC, Behrend MR, Lee NS, et al. (2013) Imaging the response of the retina to electrical stimulation with genetically encoded calcium indicators. Journal of Neurophysiology. 109: 1979-88
Weitz AC, Behrend MR, Humayun MS, et al. (2011) Interphase gap decreases electrical stimulation threshold of retinal ganglion cells. Conference Proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference. 2011: 6725-8
Wilson BK, Behrend MR, Horning MP, et al. (2011) Detection of malarial byproduct hemozoin utilizing its unique scattering properties. Optics Express. 19: 12190-6
Behrend MR, Ahuja AK, Humayun MS, et al. (2011) Resolution of the epiretinal prosthesis is not limited by electrode size. Ieee Transactions On Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering : a Publication of the Ieee Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 19: 436-42
Behrend MR, Ahuja AK, Humayun MS, et al. (2009) Selective labeling of retinal ganglion cells with calcium indicators by retrograde loading in vitro. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 179: 166-72
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