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  • Valerie Casey is Senior Vice President and Chief Design Officer at Walmart where she leads a team of amazing designers creating the future of retail. Her team’s mission is to bring access and dignity through design excellence to everyone, regardless of their zip code or bank account balance. Valerie’s team uses design thinking and rapid experimentation to inspire and align cross-functional groups throughout the portfolio – from creating customer experiences and employee tools to designing digital products and in-store services. Prior to Walmart, Valerie was Chief Product Officer at Samsung NEXT, and an executive leader at world-renowned design studios IDEO, frog design and Pentagram. She is the founder of the Designers Accord, the largest global community of designers working together to create positive social and environmental impact. Valerie was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. She has served on several boards, including the Ford CX Board, WEF Entrepreneurship Council, and the Kleiner Perkins Design Council. Casey was named: 100 Most Creative People in Business, Fast Company; Guru of the Year, Fortune magazine; Hero of the Environment, Time magazine; Master of Design, Fast Company; one of the World's Most Influential Designers, Businessweek. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MED from Yale.Episode Mentions:http://valcasey.com/Website: Designers AccordWebsite: Core77: Adopt the Designers AccordArticle: Walmart Made An Incredibly Sharp Move This Month Hiring Valerie CaseyVideo: Brainstorm Design 2022 - Designing A Regenerative CompanyFollow Valerie: Twitter | LinkedInEpisode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/valeriecaseyMore episode sources & linksSign-up for Design Lab Podcast’s NewsletterPrevious Episode Newsletters and ShownotesFollow @DesignLabPod on Twitter Instagram LinkedIn FacebookFollow @BonKu on Twitter & InstagramCheck out the Health Design LabProduction by Robert PuglieseEdit by Fernando QueirozCover Design by Eden LewTheme song by Emmanuel HoustonIndexed in the Library of Congress: ISSN 2833-2032

  • How do you design care for patients with Long Covid? Will the pandemic lead to a redesign of medical education? Can design principles create safer standards in healthcare?
    Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh specializes in adult pulmonary and critical care medicine with a focus on medical education. She attends in the Medical ICU, the Neuro ICU, on the Internal Medicine teaching wards, and has a clinic at the Pulmonary Outpatient Faculty Practice at UCSF-Parnassus. She is the founder and Medical Director of the multidisciplinary OPTIMAL Clinic (pOst-covid-19/PosT-Icu MultidisciplinAry cLinic) at UCSF Health.
    She serves as the Associate Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and the Assistant Site Director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Parnassus. She also is the Director of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. She obtained her Master's in Health Professions Education from UC-Berkeley. Her primary interests in medical education research are related to ICU transitions of care, women in leadership, clinical reasoning, and subspecialty career choice.
    Episode Mentions:
    Interview w Lekshmi: What We Do — and, Frustratingly, Don’t — Know About Long Covid
    Article: Long Covid-19 may remain a chronic condition for millions
    Article: On the Long Road to Understanding Long Covid, This UCSF Initiative Leads
    Article: Feeling Dismissed? How to Spot ‘Medical Gaslighting’ and What to Do About It.

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    Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/lekshmisanthosh

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  • Can we design intellectual antibodies?
    How does misinformation spread like a virus?
    Why do our brains cling to biases?
    Dr. Seema Yasmin is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Pulitzer prize finalist, medical doctor and Stanford and UCLA professor as well as a CEO coach working with Corporate Edge. Dr. Yasmin served as a disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC, as a science reporter for The Dallas Morning News and medical analyst for CNN. The author of five books, her reporting appears in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, WIRED, Scientific American, and on the BBC, NBC and other news networks. Dr. Yasmin’s unique combination of expertise as a dually-trained physician and medical journalist have been called upon by the Vatican, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and the White House. Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, clinical assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University, and visiting professor of crisis communication at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She trained in journalism at the University of Toronto and in medicine at the University of Cambridge. Her newest book, What the Fact?! is a navigation guide for teens (and adults!) on how to survive the murky worlds of misinformation and disinformation and become savvy consumers of information.

    Episode Mentions:
    Seema’s Website: https://seemayasmin.com/
    Website: Stanford Health Communication Initiative
    Seema’s New Book: What the Fact!? (Book drops on Sept 20th, 2022)
    Article: Must-read books coming out in Sept 2022
    Article: Doctors are spreading COVID disinformation. California needs to do something about it

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    Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/seemayasmin

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  • Does loneliness make us sicker? Do people who have more friends live longer? Why is loneliness a public health issue?
    Julianne Holt-Lunstad is a professor of psychology and neuroscience, and the Martin B. Hickman distinguished scholar at Brigham Young University. She is also the founding scientific chair of the U.S. Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness and Foundation for Social Connections.
    Dr. Holt-Lunstad’s research is focused on understanding the long-term health effects, biological mechanisms, and effective strategies to mitigate risk and promote protection associated with social connection.  Her work has been seminal in the recognition of social isolation and loneliness as risk factors for early mortality. She serves as a scientific advisor and regularly consults for organizations across sectors aimed at addressing this issue. She has provided expert testimony in a US Congressional Hearing, consults with the office of the US Surgeon General, served as a member of the UK Cross Departmental Loneliness Team, a member of a National Academy of Sciences consensus committee, and a subject matter expert for the Gravity Project and Commit to Connect the national clearinghouse of interventions. Her work has been widely recognized within her discipline, including several awards, and is regularly highlighted in major media outlets. 
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    Julianne’s Website: https://www.julianneholtlunstad.com
    Julianne’s Academic Site: https://julianneholtlunstad.byu.edu
    Coalition to End Social Isolation and Lonliness
    Foundation for Social Connection
    Gravity Project
    Article: Reducing Social Isolation Isn’t Rocket Science, or Is It? - Psychology Today
    Article: Social isolation and loneliness increase the risk of death from heart attack, stroke - Science Daily
    Article: Loneliness among older people: A research roundup and 5 tips for covering the topic - The Journalist’s Resource
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  • Is there scientific evidence behind the daily decisions you make about your health? What role should clinician scientists and institutions play in debunking pseudoscience? Why does misinformation spread like a virus? 
    Timothy Caulfield is a Best selling author and Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science and public health policy has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He contributes frequently to the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness (Penguin 2012) The Science of Celebrity…or Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? (Penguin 2015). His most recent book is Relax, Dammit!: A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety (Penguin Random House, 2020). Caulfield is also the host and co-producer of the award winning documentary TV show, A User's Guide to Cheating Death, which has been shown in over 60 countries, including streaming on Netflix in North America.
    Episode Mentions:
    Show: A Users Guide to Cheating Death (via IMDB)
    Website: University of Alberta
    Books Website: Penguin Random House Canada
    Publications via Google Scholar 
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    Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/timothycaulfield

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  • Why do we hate disability?  Why does design neglect disability? How do disabled people tap into their creativity to make the world accessible?
    Laura Mauldin is a writer, sociologist, and interdisciplinary scholar based in Brooklyn, NY. She's currently an associate professor at the University of Connecticut. Her research focuses broadly on disability, care, and technology. Her first book, Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children, documented the structure and culture of the systems we’ve designed to try to make deaf kids hear. Currently, she is writing a nonfiction book on spousal caregiving that weaves together research, memoir, and cultural commentary. She’s recently published articles in The American Prospect, Baffler Magazine, and the Los Angeles Review of books connected to spousal caregiving. Most recently, she launched the new website DisabilityAtHome.org which documents the daily hacks that disabled people and caregivers have devised to make life work at home. 
    Episode Mentions:
    Book: Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children by Laura Mauldin
    Website: disabilityathome.org
    Article: Care Tactics: Hacking an Abelist World by Laura Mauldin
    Article: Finding Comfort at Home: New Website Logs Solutions to Everyday Problems for Disabled People and Their Caregivers
    Follow: Liz Jackson
    Follow: Imani Barbarin
    Website: Well Spouse Association

    Other related content:
    Website: engineeringathome.org
    Link: Designing for Disability - TED Talks

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  • How do you define curiosity? Can it make us happier? Does curiosity have style?
    Perry Zurn is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at American University and the author of Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry. 
    Dani S. Bassett is the J. Peter Skirkanich Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and received a MacArthur Fellowship in 2014. 
    They're the authors of the forthcoming book Curious Minds: The Power of Connection (MIT Press, September 2022).
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    https://www.perryzurn.com/
    https://Danisbassett.com/
    Guest photo credit: Tony & Tracy Wood Photography - Lissa Warren
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  • Does creativity help physicians care for their patients? Can making space for stories improve healthcare? How does imagination come into play in the practice of Medicine?
    Jay Baruch is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he directs the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration. He's a practicing ER doc, writer and educator. His upcoming book of non-fiction, narrative essays is: Tornado of Life: A Doctor's Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER (MIT Press, fall 2022) He is also the author of two award-winning short fiction collections, "What's Left Out" and and "Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers" (Kent State University Press, 2007).
    His academic work emerged as a response to the realization that medical training didn't prepare him for the complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity that pervades patient care. His teaching involves interdisciplinary collaborations and pushing boundaries with people who hold different expertise and ways of looking at the world. His innovative collaborators have included brilliant museum educators, designers, and artists.
    Past honors include Director-at-Large, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the medical humanities section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians, and faculty fellow at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University. He received the inaugural Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Gold Humanism Award and the Brown Emergency Medicine, Innovations in Education Award.
    His current work focuses on arts and health and designing authentic spaces for fostering difficult conversations.
    Episode Mentions:
    Jay Baruch, MD. Doctoring and writing, creatively
    Book: Tornado of Life. A Doctor's Journey through Constraints and Creativity in the ER
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    Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/jaybaruch

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  • How can we create a healthy work culture? What is equitable listening? How does making space for learning benefit organizations?
    Nina Bianchi is a Solutions Principal at Medallia with the regulated industry practice (government, healthcare, and life sciences). Prior to joining Medallia, she served as Chief of People and Culture at the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in partnership with the U. S. General Services Administration IT Modernization Centers of Excellence. As a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow with the Biden Cancer Moonshot 1.0 at the National Cancer Institute, she coached diverse stakeholders in leading culture transformation and designing healthier work experiences to drive personalized patient experiences. Much of the work of building positive employee experiences, frontlines to C-suites, rests on creative leaders who reimagine how we measure and improve experiences over time. Before joining the federal government, Nina co-founded and ran a social innovation consulting enterprise that fostered a vast portfolio of high-impact public-private partnerships for over a decade. Her teams designed experiential solutions for local, national, and international clients including City governments across the globe, philanthropic organizations, non-profits, Fortune 500, and leading institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Episode Mentions:
    Amy Abernethy | FDA
    Healthcare Customer Experience | Medallia
    New podcast: Solving For X - ATARC
    Article: The State of Employee & Customer Experience in Government: Q&A with Nina Bianchi
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    Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/ninabianchi

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  • How does design unlock your creative abilities? Why is it so hard for us to tolerate ambiguity? Can the fundamentals of design help us to learn more quickly?
    Sarah Stein Greenberg is the Executive Director of the Stanford d.school. She leads a community of designers, faculty, and other innovative thinkers who help people unlock their creative abilities and apply them to the world. Sarah speaks regularly at universities and global conferences on design, business, and education. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in history from Oberlin College. Sarah also serves as a trustee for Rare, a global conservation organization. Among other creative pursuits, she spends her free time as an underwater and wildlife photographer. She lives in San Francisco.
    Episode Mentions:
    Books from the d.school
    Book: Creative Acts for Curious People by Sarah Stein Greenberg
    Book: Make Space (awesome book about designing creative spaces)
    Article: Recipe for a Tasty d.school
    Resource: Teaching and Learning Studio faculty workshops
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    Episode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/sarahsteingreenberg

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  • Sudhakar Nuti, MD, MSc is a primary care doctor and public servant who seeks to use clinical medicine, science, and policy to improve the health of disadvantaged people in America. He trained in medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital during the height of the COVID pandemic and will start working in the New York public health care system later this year caring for people experiencing homelessness. He has done extensive research studying health disparities in the United States and has worked in the health departments of New York City and North Carolina to design and implement policies and programs to improve health equity. For his work he has been recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in healthcare, a 40 Under 40 Leader in Health by the National Minority Quality Forum, and a STAT Wunderkind. He obtained his BA and MD from Yale University and his MSc in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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    I worry that burnout can’t be reversed and has fundamentally changed me as a doctor and a person
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  • Katie Osborn’s passion for wayfinding is at the heart of improving people’s interactions with the built environment and is a believer in collaborating with experts to create ambitious, user-centered, and experiential design solutions. She is a regular speaker on wayfinding strategy and how it is “more than just signs,” sharing her expertise and passion for solutions that work for all people. She has presented her ideas and projects at national conferences for the American Planning Association, American Institute of Architects, and Society for Experiential Graphic Design. Before establishing Via Collective, Katie’s prior experience includes large scale projects with Pentagram and Citizen Research & Design. She holds BFA from the University of Wisconsin – Stout; taught typography and design at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota; is a past board member of AIGA Minnesota; She currently serves as the Director of Communications for the AIA NY Transportation & Infrastructure committee.Episode Mentions:Via CollectiveThe Importance of Universal DesignBook: Image of the City by Kevin LynchSylvia HarrisWayfinding in the Tokyo Subway SystemFollow Via Collective: Twitter | InstaEpisode Website: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/katieosbornMore episode sources & linksSign-up for Design Lab Podcast’s NewsletterNewsletter ArchiveFollow @DesignLabPod on Twitter Instagram and LinkedInFollow @BonKu on Twitter & InstagramCheck out the Health Design LabProduction by Robert PuglieseCover Design by Eden LewTheme song by Emmanuel Houston

  • Why is almost everything we know about pain wrong? How can we reframe our understanding of chronic pain? Is there a more effective way to treat pain outside of pills and procedures?
    Haider Warraich is a physician and researcher at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He has published more than 135 papers including in the NEJM and JAMA. He frequently writes for the New York Times and Washington Post, and is the author of the books Modern Death, State of the Heart and the just published The Song of Our Scars – The Untold Story of Pain (April 2022).
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  • How can better designed healthcare tools decrease clinician burnout? Why does the EHR suck so bad? What are ways to improve data visualization in the medical record?
    As a hospitalist and Associate CMIO at Penn Medicine, Dr. Subha Airan-Javia recognized the daily challenges clinicians faced due to inefficient workflows and poorly designed technology. Knowing there was a better way she decided to pursue a career in clinical informatics instead of cardiology and critical care medicine. Subha also has a passion for how to improve communication between teams in medicine. She developed Penn Medicine’s handoff training curriculum for students and trainees, as well as developed a curriculum to teach medical students how to incorporate technology into clinical care in a way that improves patient encounters instead of detracting from them. Over the next 15 years as faculty at Penn Medicine, Subha worked to bridge the gap between front line clinicians and the development of health technology. In that work, she and her team created CareAlign, a care team collaboration platform to help teams of clinicians work together to take better, more efficient care of patients. Seeing how CareAlign revolutionized clinical workflows at Penn, Subha knew the platform could bring the same value to other institutions – which is how CareAlign the company, came to be. She spun the platform out of Penn Medicine, and now works to bring care team collaboration to other health systems and care settings. With a driving mission of making it easier for clinicians to do the right thing for patients, Subha believes technology should facilitate healthcare delivery instead of making it harder. 
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  • Can the practice of writing make better physicians? Why are stories essential to the practice of Medicine? How can you become a better storyteller?
    Alessandra Colaianni is a writer and head and neck surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. She writes creative nonfiction essays about the world of surgical training, medical ethics, medical education, and illness. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker online, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Examined Life Journal, Intima, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Hobart, and other venues.
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  • What is the relationship between smell and memory? Can our sense of smell improve our emotional health? Should a smell check be a part of our regular check-ups?
    Nancy Rawson is Vice President of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and holds a master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Massachusetts and a doctorate in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her career spans academia and industry, including a faculty position at the Monell Center studying how age and health impacts taste and smell, and various roles in the food and ingredient industries where she built research teams from the ground up and received awards for new product innovation. Since 2016, she has been at Monell, working to catalyze and manage Monell’s relationships with nearly 40 corporate partners and lead strategic and operational planning activities to support the Center’s growth and success. She continues to advance research into taste and smell disorders, is a founding advisor for the Smell and Taste Association of North America and is committed to increasing awareness of the importance of taste and smell for our health and wellbeing. 

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    Abscent.org Smell training and other Anosmia (loss of smell) resources
    Monell COVID-19 Resources
    World taste and smell day is Sept 14th!
    SCENTinel 1.0: Development of a Rapid Test to Screen for Smell Loss
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  • What is a design anthropologist? How can design reframe challenges in global health? Why does Montreal have outdoor staircases?
    Tracy Johnson is a Design Anthropologist at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she ​
    leads a portfolio of interdisciplinary investments, integrating human-centered design with the social and behavioral sciences and data analytics to bring about a deeper understanding of vulnerability as a pathway to the delivery of more equitable health outcomes. She leads the DesignforHealth.org community and was the guest editor of the Global Health: Science & Practice special supplement entitled Design for Health: Human Centered Design Looks to the Future. She received her PhD in social and cultural anthropology from Columbia University.
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    Video: Blinded by Empathy
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  • What is the role of culture when designing for humans? How can you create a culture of creativity? Do you always need to do research before designing?
    Phnam is a partner at Nonfiction, a San Francisco-based design firm that turns science fiction into reality for a better future. She is a French industrial designer, futurist and aerospace architect. Her focus is on designing and developing cutting-edge hardware in Wearables, Healthcare, Education, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Transportation, and Aerospace. She specializes in turning groundbreaking technologies into impactful, intuitive, and beautiful products that help humans become the best versions of themselves. With her partner Mardis, Phnam co-hosts Future Future, a video series about design and the future of everything.
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  • As Director of Building Design & Building Performance at ICON, Melodie Yashar oversees the architectural direction of ICON’s built work as well as the performance of ICON’s building systems. Collaborating across technology and construction teams, the goal of Building Design & Building Performance at ICON is to deliver optimally-performing structures enabled by 3D-printing and shift the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.
    Prior to ICON, Melodie was a Senior Associate Researcher in human factors with San Jose State University Research Foundation at NASA Ames, a co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration, as well as a professor of design at Pratt Institute and Art Center College of Design. As a co-founder of SEArch+, Melodie collaborated with ICON on design schematics for a permanent Lunar base for Project Olympus. Melodie has worked as a design architect at Locatelli Partners, Pentagram, AvroKo, and Studio Geiger Architecture & Design. 
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    Mars Dune Alpha
    Mars Planetary Autonomous Construction Technologies (MMPACT)
    Jobs at ICON
    Spacearchitect.org
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  • This is part 3 of a special 3-part virtual talk in partnership with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University. Architects are reimagining the places where we live, work, and gather. Many modern indoor spaces are sealed shut and climate-controlled. The pandemic prompted people to open the windows, move activities outside, and control the flow of indoor air. From plastic sneeze guards to graphics for social distancing, new norms sprang quickly into place. What worked and what didn’t? How can everyone have access to healthier spaces?Panelists include Jennifer D. Roberts, University of Maryland School of Public Health; Jennifer Tobias, Researcher, New York City Streateries; and Andrew M. Ibrahim, University of Michigan and HOKThe panel was moderated by Morgan Hutchinson and Ellen Lupton. Video archives of the series are also available at CooperHewitt.org.Watch videos of previous episodes of DOTFL Season 1 and Season 2Episode website link: https://mailchi.mp/designlabpod/dotfl3More episode sources & linksSign-up for Design Lab Podcast’s NewsletterNewsletter ArchiveFollow @DesignLabPod on Twitter Instagram and LinkedInFollow @BonKu on Twitter and InstagramCheck out the Health Design LabProduction by Robert PuglieseCover Design by Eden LewTheme song by Emmanuel Houston