Hi, I'm Doctor as Designer

I am a Pediatrician and Diabetes specialist, Researcher and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. I am passionate about the notion that human-centered design and a patient-driven participatory approach to creation of health are critical for transformation of the healthcare system.

Check out the slides from my #TEDxDetroit talk here:

I am a co-conspirator of Healthdesignby.us, a collaborative innovation network committed to patient-centered participatory design, a culture of "making" in health, and the creation of health as a community! We hope that you will join and contribute to the movement!


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The #healthdesignviz series

We No Longer Live in the 1990s Social media, Google, and the Internet ARE Medical Therapy

Patient as Expert, Maker, and Collaborator: Nightscout

Redesigning the Patient Medication Experience

Design is not a department

Shouldn't We be Blaming the Design Instead of Blaming the Patient?

What can Healthcare Learn from a Nuclear Power Plant?

“The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things”


I love Twitter.

Check out my new social media guide for novices and superusers!

I am social media editor for JAMA Pediatrics

Slideshare about Social Media and Academic Medicine

Social Media Homework for Public Health Students & Research Colleagues


2015 Conference on Adolescent Health, April 2015

Novel Technologies for Behavior Change, American Diabetes Association, June 2015

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