2022 Speaker Profile
Juhan Sonin, Creative Sandpaper, Director of the Four Directions Summer Research Program at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Physician Outreach Program with the Indian Health Service
Juhan Sonin specializes in healthcare design and system engineering. He is the director of GoInvo (goinvo.com). The studio’s designs help 700,000 Massachusetts residents receive food stamps, are used by Wikipedia to explain complex health concepts, and manage care plans for 150 million US residents.
His work has been recognized by the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC International, Wired Magazine, and National Public Radio (NPR) and published in The Journal of Participatory Medicine and The Lancet. Juhan has spent time at Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and MITRE. He currently lectures on design and engineering at MIT.
Juhan’s laser focus on healthcare and open source design has infected national efforts for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to the California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF). His open source healthcare products have also been leveraged by Walgreens, Crossover Health, and Maya Healthcare, to name a few. Next up in 2021 is designing an open source primary care health picture, a quantified US healthcare problems list service, and an open source, national push for patients owning their data.