Dr. Jim Hokanson

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Dr. Jim HokansonMarquette University

Medical College of Wisconsin

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 702-5935Google Scholar

Assistant Professor

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering


Pelvic Diagnostics & Therapeutic Laboratory (PDAT)


Relevant Links

JimHokanson.com | My NCBI | GitHub | MathWorks | Twitter

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014–2019, Duke University
  • Ph.D., 2014, Biomedical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S., 2006, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (dual-degree with honors),  Washington University in St. Louis

Courses Taught

BIEN 2100 Statistics for Biomedical Engineering—Summary of biomedical data and the use of statistics in problem solving for biomedical engineering

Research Interests

  • Urologic function/dysfunction
  • Electrical stimulation/neuromodulation therapies
  • Signal processing and machine learning
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Autonomic nervous system and organ physiology
  • Neural engineering

Recent Publications

View recent publications uploaded from the Faculty Collaboration Database.

Active Grant Funding

  • Hokanson, James A. (Principal Investigator); “Changes in brain and brainstem fMRI activity during bladder filling with and without tibial nerve stimulation.” New Faculty Pilot Award sponsored by the MCW Research Affairs Committee.
  • Hokanson, James A. (Principal Investigator); “Predicting Urinary Continence Status with Sacral Neuromodulation and Botulinum Toxin Treatments.” Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (September 2020–August 2023).
  • Hokanson, James A. (Co-Investigator); Amundsen, Cindy (Principal Investigator); Weinfurt, Kevin (Co-Principal Investigator “Advancing the Measurement and Classification of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.” Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (September 2019August 2024).

Investigator working in the lab.

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