Rush University and Institute of Design Announce Collaboration
By Kristin Gecan
September 13, 2021
In an unprecedented multi-year partnership, Rush University Graduate College and ID’s Action Lab are collaborating on an innovative, community-centered approach to refining a health care model focused on equity.
Associate Research Professor Kim Erwin, MDes, leads the collaboration at ID. Erwin has founded multiple centers to bring design to healthcare in Chicago. She leverages her years of experience applying design methods to the challenges of healthcare delivery in diverse clinical settings and patient populations. Assistant Professor Santosh Basapur, Ph.D., leads the collaboration at Rush. Basapur is the director of design at Rush University and an experienced human-centered health systems integration researcher and design educator.
On September 28, Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter will join a virtual summit launching the Rush-IIT Institute of Design Action Lab project on equitable healthcare. The summit is open to the public. View the program and register here.