Meet the woman leading Kaiser Permanente’s groundbreaking theater program

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Betty Hart is using her background as an actress and artist to lead hard conversations about health and race. Betty Hart is a senior community health specialist for Kaiser Permanente, a professional director, and a member of Actor’s Equity. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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Public health is in crisis. Design thinking could help

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“Together designers and public health professionals can make a great impact on people’s health.” Martelle Esposito is the founding president and CEO of Mothership, a nonprofit platform for millenial parents seeking health information. She’s also the the senior program manager at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Research Innovation Laboratory for Enhancing WIC Services (HPRIL). She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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Why visual design has never been more important for educating the masses

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Graphic designer Denishia Macon talks to Doreen Lorenzo about design’s power to educate, brands chiming in on social justice movements, and the challenges facing Black designers today. Denishia Macon is the lead graphic designer and design consultant for Macon Designs . She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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Why biased AI can be damaging to your health

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A bioethicist explains that algorithms can discriminate and reveals how to ensure automated health systems are fair. Artificial intelligence holds great promise for improving human health by helping doctors make accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions. It can also lead to discrimination that can harm minorities, women, and economically disadvantaged people. Read Full Story

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Study: Female doctors spend more time with patients, but get paid less than men

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The medical industry agrees that the more time doctors spend with patients, the better the health outcomes. But that way of working is costly for female primary care doctors. Differences in how women and men get paid in the U.S. abound across sectors . While certain economists have suggested that the wage gap is attributable to women working fewer hours than men, recent studies have found more nuances in the differences between the way men and women work that may lead to a discrepancy in pay. A new study out of Harvard shows that in the world of medicine, female doctors are sacrificing pay to spend more time with patients. Read Full Story

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Women are leading us through the pandemic. They should be leading our country next

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Women are the majority of critical healthcare workers, grocery clerks, and caregivers while the country is working from home. Those experiences will make them much better leaders. Women lead from wherever they are, and that’s never been more true than during the COVID crisis. Women are on the frontlines. They are t he majority of critical healthcare workers , nurses, and aides. Women make up the majority of essential but low-paid workers serving as our grocery store clerks . And women, like always , are taking on the brunt of work at home to serve the needs of our children and households. Read Full Story

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What organizations get wrong about design research

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Lauren Serota, former head of service design at Yoma Bank in Myanmar, discusses mistakes companies make during design research, the challenges of remote work, and why sometimes designers shouldn’t make anything at all. Lauren Serota is a design consultant and the former head of service design for Yoma Bank in Myanmar. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women , a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Read Full Story

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