Caricia Catalani DrPH, MPH

Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership; On-Campus/Online MPH Degree Program

  • Director of the Design for Health, IDEO
  • Founder of Bloom Health

Caricia Catalani is a designer and research scientist, focusing on radical, participator, and beautiful ways to improve health.

Caricia Catalani is a designer and research scientist, focusing on radical, participatory and beautiful ways to improve health. Using a human-centered design approach, she has worked on over 100 health projects in 28 countries. She has built a better immigrant patient experience in Brooklyn hospitals, a sex workers union in the Dominican Republic, a digital service for tuberculosis care across Kenya, a national health information platform to help doctors to provide better care to mothers living with HIV in Rwanda, an innovation lab in Cambodia, a mobile clinic for underserved communities in Compton, a modern sex ed program for public schools, several pregnancy prevention digital experiences and more.

She is Director of the Design for Health Studio at IDEO, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and author of a dozen academic and non-academic articles about design and innovation in health.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology at the Research Triangle Institute and the
  • National Institutes of Health, San Francisco, CA, 2011
  • DrPH – UC Berkeley, 2009
  • MPH – Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, NY, 2005
  • BA – International Development, University of Michigan, MI, 2002
  • Human-centered design
  • Community-based participatory research
  • Participatory new media
  • Computer-based interventions for the prevention of HIV/AIDS
  • Latino reproductive health & justice
  • Teen pregnancy prevention
  • mHealth, eHealth, and digital innovations for health
  • Video & Public Health Leadership: Using video and new media for health
  • New Media & Public Health
  • Mass Communications in Public Health: Digital Innovations and Social Media
  • Digital Storytelling for Health
  • mHealth: New Horizons in Health via Mobile Technology
  • Social Media for Health
  • Public Health Communications