K. Melissa Hallow, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Creates dynamic disease models

Phone: 706-542-5478


147 Boyd Graduate Research Center
200 D. W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Dr. Hallow holds a joint appointment in the College of Engineering and the College of Public Health's department of epidemiology and biostatistics. She creates computer models that predict how diseases such as diabetes will respond to drug therapies and teaches engineering courses as well as public health courses in chronic disease epidemiology and clinical trial design.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002

Professional Appointments

  • Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2020 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Engineering, 2014 - present

Other Professional Experience

  • Senior Principal Pharmacometrics Scientist, Novartis, 2014 
  • Senior Modeler, Modeling and Simulation, 2010 - 2013
  • Visiting Scientist, Modeling and Simulation, 2009 - 2010

Area of Specialty

  • Dynamic modeling of physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Disease progression, particularly in the areas of cardiovascular disease, renal disease, and diabetes

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page 


Hallow Lab