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Health Centered Design Lab

The Health Centered Design Lab is comprised of industrial designers in N.C. State’s College of Design working at the intersection of healthcare and design including products, services, and experiences. Along with their partners, they connect creativity, innovation, research, and clinical expertise.

Their current work includes designing better and more equitable maternal care experiences for mothers and babies. Collaborators include N.C. Women’s Hospital, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University.

This project is supported by grant number R18HS027260 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Leading Team:

Carolina Gill

Interim Head of Graphic Design and Industrial Design, Professor of Industrial Design

Kelly Umstead

Associate Professor of Industrial Design + Director of Graduate Programs for ID

New Grant will Leverage Human Centered Design to Improve Maternal and Infant Outcomes

Professors Carolina Gill and Kelly Umstead from the Industrial Design program at NC State are partnering with Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc from the UNC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kristin Tully, PhD from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Emily Patterson, PhD of The Ohio State University’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The team has received a $2.5 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality at the United States Department of Health and Human Services to identify underlying contributors to postnatal morbidity and mortality and co-develop more effective, sustainable, and scalable postnatal care.

Carolina Gill and Kelly Umstead, NC State College of Design