Karolina Michniewicz is a Design Researcher and manages the Center For Innovation at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis. Her role includes identifying, incubating, and disseminating innovative methods of understanding, problem-solving, and testing. The current focus is on strategic approaches to disseminating a mixed-methods approach across the organization, with a focus on incorporating design thinking to standard research practices.
Karolina has a B.S. in Biology from University of Maryland, and a dual degree Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Behavioral Sciences from Saint Louis University.
What’s That Got To Do with Health Care? Everything!
If we want to solve some of health care’s most complex problems, we must spend time understanding the factors outside of health care that contribute to health, such as transportation, social support, connectivity, and more. This talk explores a human-centered design approach to understanding and co-creation via examples from two projects; accessing mental health in a rural community, and a school-based health access partnership at the St. Louis Public School System.