Khalil Ramadi’s research centers on applying engineering to solve clinical problems and advance human health. His group approaches this in two ways: first, they develop technologies such as ingestible and implantable devices for disease diagnosis and therapy. Second, they seek to understand how to develop these technologies to maximize their change for success. This is crucial as most innovations developed in the lab fail to have an impact on patients. The team is broadly interested in understanding how innovation initiatives can be structured to enable non-expert stakeholders to help develop solutions in collaboration across disciplines and implementing these in their own technology development. Every person around the world attempts to solve their own problems every day. They also know the most about the problems that they experience. However, in specialized fields such as healthcare, their input is rarely solicited. How can a community’s problems be collectively improved by members of that community?
- Innovators under 35 (MENA), MIT Tech Review, 2021
- Career Development Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2020
- F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, NIH, 2020
- Fellow, TED, 2020
- Health Care Design Award (Education in Health), Stanford Medicine, 2016
- Ramadi, K. B., Mehta, R., He, D., Chao, S., Chu, Z., Atun, R., & Nguyen, F. T. (2022). Grass-roots entrepreneurship complements traditional top-down innovation in lung and breast cancer. npj Digital Medicine, 5(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-021-00545-x
- Ramadi, K. B., & Nguyen, F. T. (2021). Rapid crowdsourced innovation for COVID-19 response and economic growth. npj Digital Medicine, 4(1), 18. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-021-00397-5 Ramadi, K. B., & Srinivasan, S. S. (2021). Pre-emptive Innovation Infrastructure for Medical Emergencies: Accelerating Healthcare Innovation in the Wake of a Global Pandemic [Perspective]. Frontiers in Digital Health, 3(36). https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2021.648520
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