Jaspal S. Sandhu PhD

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Community Health Sciences

  • Professor of Practice Center of Excellence in Maternal Child & Adolescent Health
  • Faculty Lead Fung Fellowship for Wellness & Technology Innovations
  • Managing Partner & Co-Founder Gobee Group
  • Founder Pink Box Stories

Jaspal S. Sandhu is a Professor of Practice in Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health whose primary focus is on human-centered design for technology and service innovation in global public health.

Jaspal S. Sandhu drives global public health innovation through human-centered design practice, teaching, and advocacy. He is a Professor of Practice in Maternal, Child & Adolescent health at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, where he has designed and taught globally unique, interdisciplinary public health innovation courses since 2010. Since its founding in 2016, he has served as the faculty lead for the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations at Berkeley, a program that merges digital health, human-centered design, and health equity. He is a managing partner at the Gobee Group, a human-centered design company that he co-founded in 2009 to innovate for the equitable health of populations globally and in the United States. One flagship effort at Gobee is Reimagine Lab, a multi-year effort that is developing creative approaches to prevent family and domestic violence across California’s diverse communities far into the future. Prior to Gobee, he worked with the Mongolian Ministry of Health on technology and innovation in rural health systems as a Fulbright scholar, and for the Intel Corporation and the Nokia Research Center. In 2018, he founded Pink Box Stories, a digital platform to share stories of California’s Cambodian immigrant families that own and operate the majority of independent donut shops in the state. He holds a PhD in Design from the University of California, Berkeley, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He speaks Punjabi, Spanish, and Mongolian.

  • PhD – Design, University of California, Berkeley
  • SM – Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SB – Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Human-centered design for public health and healthcare innovation, in global health and in the US ( design thinking)
  • Emerging technologies for community health
  • Interdisciplinary, team-based models for educating entrepreneurs and practitioners in public health
  • PH 188: Fung Fellowship Seminar
  • PH 214: Designing Innovative Public Health Solutions (Eat.Think.Design.)