Health Design Lab Director, Assistant Dean for Health and Design, and Professor of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
Bon Ku is director of the Health Design Lab at Thomas Jefferson University, where he created the first design-thinking program at a medical school. He is assistant dean for health and design, an associate professor of emergency medicine, and a practicing clinician. Ku’s lab teaches future physicians to apply human-centered design to health care challenges and tackles health care inequalities. He speaks globally about the intersection of health and design, was a panelist on the television show “Chasing the Cure,” and co-authored the book Health Design Thinking. Ku received the Cambridge Health Alliance Art of Healing Award and health care innovation awards from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Business Journal.