BIOL 6518: Design and Health

Student Leaders: 
Olivia Ziegler, MD21; Saisanjana Kalagara, MD21; Krystal Sarcone, Jess Hile, Maya Singh
Faculty Adviser: 
Ravi Sarpatwari

Design + Health is an interdisciplinary course between AMS, RISD, and Brown that seeks to address health care challenges through design. Students from each school will work together in teams with guidance from clinical and design mentors to identify health care problems in different areas of medicine, including emergency medicine, surgery, neonatal intensive care, and primary care. Throughout the semester students will design solutions to their identified health care problem and participate in a number of workshops focused on building design skills and understanding the design process as it relates to healthcare. The course is highly interactive; it incorporates shadowing and opportunities to develop ongoing relationships with diversely trained individuals who are focused on improving health through innovation and design. For more information visit