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Intro


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Intro


Design+Health is a student-led collaboration between the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. We leverage design thinking to tackle the complex challenges facing the world of medicine.

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Who we are


Who we are

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Who we are


Who we are

 

Students+Professionals

By coupling eager, young minds and experts across the fields of medicine, public health, and design, we seek to encourage critical thinking, creativity, and innovative solutions in promoting individual and community health. 

Doctors+Designers

As current and aspiring healthcare providers and problem solvers, we recognize the importance of our respective skill sets in understanding and responding to problems pertaining to health.

 
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What we do


What we do

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What we do


What we do

Create

As an incubator for innovative ideas, Design+Health encourages students across all disciplines to develop and implement design solutions that address clinical and public health concerns.

Evaluate

By supporting student and faculty research initiatives, we seek to couple design solutions with rigorous scientific investigations in order to demonstrate measurable outcomes and facilitate applications in healthcare.

Educate

Through our combined course, we aim to foster an interdisciplinary culture that embraces the relationship between design and health and to empower students to serve as advocates for improved health outcomes via design.

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Collaborate and connect


Collaborate+Connect

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Collaborate and connect


Collaborate+Connect

Students

We are always excited to bring new Brown and RISD students into our team. From design and art, to engineering, to medicine, students from any background have something important and unique to add to our group, and we welcome anyone with a drive to tackle challenging problems from novel perspectives.

Professionals

Mentors from the worlds of art, design, engineering, and medicine help to form the bedrock of our course. From introducing new prospective projects to offering mentorship to our unique group of students throughout the semester, we always welcome the time and talents of any experts interested in collaborating with our team.

Organizations

Our relationships with organizational and industry partners have helped to ground our design projects in the realities presently facing design and medicine. If your organization is facing a challenge that a team of motivated designers and medical students can push forward, or are interested in partnering with our group more generally, don't hesitate to contact us.


Reach Out

Please visit our contact page to start a conversation. Our team is always on the lookout for creative and innovative partnerships, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Past Projects


Past Projects

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Past Projects


Past Projects

Selected Student Work

From toys for rehabilitation to personal protective equipment for physicians, our groups of medical and design students have created a fantastic array of work over the 2-plus years since the collaboration's beginnings. Below are a few selected examples.


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Gerald Hefferman

Breanna Jedrzejewski

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Luiza Grigorova

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Karl Benz

Cassandra Duarte

Megan Gorman

 

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Sara Bellack

Hala Khoursheed

 

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Pranav Reddy

June Choo

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Zoe Clark

Avon Kuo


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Shaan Ahmed

RISD

Alba Diaz Strum

Brett Astrid Vomma

 

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Blog


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Blog


D+H Blog