The Center for Dynamical Biomarkers (DBIOM) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is focusing on fundamental theory and novel computational algorithms for characterizing physiological states in terms of their dynamical properties. These Dynamical Biomarkers may provide more sensitive and accurate assessments of physiological states than conventional biomarkers.  



  • Dynamical Biomarkers Group, led by Prof. Peng and in collaboration with HTC, made it to the final round in the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. The results were announced on April 12th, 2017. We were proud to accept the runner-up award and look forward to continuing the development of our Tricorder. Please click here for more information.
  • DBIOM has received a generous donation from Ovation Health Institute to support our TCM research and training program.
  • DBIOM has received a generous donation from Delta Electronics Foundation to support our Dynamical Biomarkers Traineeship Program.
  • DBIOM has received a generous donation from World Health, Inc. to support our research and education program.
  • Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science is celebrating 25 years of its publication. Prof. Peng's article on Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (DFA) Chaos 5, 82 (1995) was selected in 25 Articles for 25 Years.


Recent Publications

Measuring information-based energy and temperature of literary texts
CK Peng
Personality Development since Childhood Associated with Adult Chronic Insomnia: A Study by Wang’s Memory-Tracing Personality Development Inventory (WMPI)
Yan Ma
A comparison study on stages of sleep: Quantifying multiscale complexity using higher moments on coarse-graining
Yan Ma
Heart rate variability in mind-body interventions
Yan Ma
Neural complexity as a potential translational biomarker for psychosis
Albert C Yang
Resting-state EEG power and coherence vary between migraine phases
Albert C Yang
Publication Trends in Acupuncture Research: A 20-Year Bibliometric Analysis Based on PubMed
Yan Ma
Sparse representation-based ECG signal enhancement and QRS detection
Andrew C Ahn
The Effects of Tai Chi on Sleep Quality in Chinese American Patients With Major Depressive Disorder: A Pilot Study
Yan Ma