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.

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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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A Language of Design for Healthcare - Part 1: Low Lego Literacy?

A Design Thinking Problem Every 15 Minutes

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?

Flipping the Concept of Health Literacy

“The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things”


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2015 Health Care Leaders Forum, Detroit, March 2015

2015 Conference on Adolescent Health, April 2015

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

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