Leadership

Founded in 1994, BioMedware has a strong record of NIH-, NCI-, NIAID- and NIEHS-funded research in biostatistics and spatial epidemiology. To date, we have garnered over $11 million in Small Business Innovation Research and Researcher-Initiated grants to fund research and software development. In recognition of the firm’s rapid growth BioMedware won “Fast Track” awards from the Washtenaw County Economic Development Council in 1999 and 2000.

Our Team:

Geoffrey M. Jacquez

Geoffrey M. Jacquez (MS, PhD) is President of BioMedware, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Health at The University of Michigan, and former Professor of Geography, State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to founding BioMedware in 1990, Dr. Jacquez was a Research Associate at the Stony Brook Research Foundation at the State University of New York. Dr. Jacquez has led several successful software development efforts in the area of spatial and space-time data analysis, simulation, and modeling. He is internationally recognized in the field of GIS and health, and holds four patents with one pending for unique software innovations he conceived and developed. He is a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, and was recently co-science director of crcsi Australia health program (See also Google Scholar and ResearchGate.)

Pierre Goovaerts

Pierre Goovaerts (PhD) is Chief Scientist at BioMedware. Prior to joining BioMedware in 2002, Dr. Goovaerts studied at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) and at Stanford University. He spent five years on the Faculty at the University of Michigan, Civil and Environmental Engineering department. He has taught geostatistics workshops on six continents, which are attended by academics, consultants and government employees, and was the 2013 International Association for Mathematical Geosciences Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Goovaerts has authored more than 160 refereed papers in the field of theoretical and applied geostatistics, written the reference textbook in the field, and he is a reviewer for 50 international journals. He is a consultant on environmental projects dealing with the characterization of air, soil and water pollution and its impact on human health. Since 2006, Dr. Goovaerts has been a Courtesy Associate Professor at the University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department. (See also Google Scholar and ResearchGate.)

Pierre Goovaerts

Robert Rommel is Lead Software Developer at BioMedware.  Prior to joining BioMedware in 1998, he studied theoretical ecology at Princeton University and the University of Michigan.  At BioMedware Robert focuses on creating software products that marry a user-centered design with high-performance geographic analysis. See also ResearchGate. When not developing, he can often be found photographing the nature on our beautiful planet.

Pierre Goovaerts

Ioana Nadra (MS) is Technical Writer and Project Manager at BioMedware. Before BioMedware, she worked at Medtronic Inc. in Core Technology Research and later completed her Masters of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan where she worked with Dr. Mark Burns in microfluidics applications and medical solutions. Ioana and her husband are raising two little girls in the Ann Arbor area.

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Pierre Goovaerts

Sabrena Chedid is studying UX Design with a minor in Art History and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Michigan. During her internship, Sabrena is excited to work with the BioMedware team and learn more about how UX applies to geospatial tech. After graduation, she hopes to become a UX designer for the automotive or gaming industry. Fun fact: Sabrena has 4 pet chickens!

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Pierre Goovaerts

Luna (Meng Jia) graduated from Eastern Michigan University in April 2024 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She’s currently learning and mastering the Vesta software, AWS, and Google Analytics. During her internship with BioMedware, Luna is most excited to explore a new tech stack and dive into the areas of product management and data visualization. Once the internship is complete, she plans to continue her journey in tech and create impactful products that improve people’s productivity and efficiency. In her free time, Luna enjoys gardening, cycling, and reading.

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Past Interns:

Tamariah Davis is a rising senior studying Information Analysis at the University of Michigan School of Information. Outside of BioMedware, she works with small businesses to modernize their technological capabilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, attending R&B concerts, exploring new places, and trying new restaurants. Upon completing her studies, her goal is to secure a position with a tech company that prioritizes community involvement.

Jylah McKinney is currently studying entrepreneurship at Eastern Michigan University. After graduation, she plans to travel all around the world, from Italy to Greece to Bali, and document her experiences on social media. Professionally, Jylah would like to continue working in digital marketing and social media and begin working on her budding photography business. She is excited to continue to develop her digital marketing skills and get hands-on experience within a new market through the 2023 internship program at BioMedware.

Emma Brown is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan School of Information, where she studied User Experience (UX) Design. She worked for The Aspen InstituteTech Policy Hub as well as BioMedware during the Summer of 2022. In September 2022, she joined the University of Michigan Library as a UI/UX Designer. In her free time, she loves to visit the great lakes, have staring contests with her cat, and play guitar.

Farha Zindah is in her third year of studying computer science at Eastern Michigan University. She interned at BioMedware during the Summer of 2022, as well as worked as an instructor at Coding Minds, a K-12 learning platform. After finishing her degree next year, she intends to work as a software developer locally in Ann Arbor. When she’s not working, Farha enjoys painting, sewing, practicing jiu-jitsu, and being outdoors.