Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health & Design at Thomas Jefferson University. A practicing emergency medicine physician, he is also the Director of the Health Design Lab and created the first design thinking program at a medical school. His Lab tackles healthcare inequalities as a form of social justice and teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to healthcare challenges. Their work toward building healthier cities and redesigning medical education has been featured in The New York Times, CNBC, Architectural Digest and Wired Magazine. Dr. Ku is a regular panelist on the primetime television show Chasing the Cure Live with Ann Curry and his forthcoming book, Health Design Thinking, co-written by Ellen Lupton, will be published by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and MIT Press in March 2020.

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