Jason White

Professor and Director of the 3+2 Engineering Program

I joined the faculty of Simmons University in 2019, arriving from the Department of Radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). I was a doctoral student, a post-doctoral fellow, and then faculty member at the Focused Ultrasound Lab (BWH/HMS), where I helped develop a novel way of performing noninvasive brain surgery with ultrasound. I now leverage my training as a physicist, together with the 20+ years of research on focused ultrasound, to teach and work with my students in the exploration of new techniques for using ultrasound as a tool for neurosurgery, neurology, and neuroscience.

I maintain an active clinical schedule with the BWH Departments of Radiology and Neurosurgery, where I use MR-guided focused ultrasound to treat patients with essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. I am also involved in an early-stage clinical trial to investigate the use of transcranial ultrasound neuromodulation for treating epilepsy.

Formerly, I had been a classically trained musician (Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University), and had spent eight seasons as artist-faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. I had performed and recorded in several local venues, including the Berklee College of Music, WGBH, and Boston’s Symphony Hall. Beyond New England, I had performed in several cities throughout North America, including New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

Biomedical Ultrasound Lab

What I Teach

  • CHEM-390-01 - Chemistry Seminar
  • PHYS-114-01 - Funds of Physics I
  • PHYS-114-LC - Funds of Physics I
  • PHYS-114/MATH121 – LCIS - 01
  • PHYS-114G-01 - Funds of Physics I GIL
  • PHYS-114L-LC - Fund. Physics Lab
  • PHYS-355-02 - Independent Study with Thesis
  • PHYS-390-01 - Physics Seminar
  • CHEM-390-01 - Chemistry Seminar
  • PHYS-233-01 - Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • PHYS-300-01 - Mechanics
  • PHYS-333-01 - Biomedical Ultrasound Physics