Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics & Design Lab
NYU Langone’s Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design (HiBRID) Lab studies how digital health innovation can be used to improve healthcare delivery and patient care. In collaboration with Medical Center Information Technology (MCIT), the Digital DesignLab, and others, our team works to create better products for patients and the healthcare system by conducting user research, workflow analysis, prototyping for mobile and web, usability testing, and iterative and rapid pilot testing. Together, we are a part of the larger NYU Langone digital health ecosystem that allows dynamic ideas to thrive and results in new ways to enhance patient care.
Led by Devin Mann, MD, MS, the HiBRID Lab works independently as well as collaboratively with research and operational teams across NYU Langone to improve digital systems that aid healthcare delivery and research. We help create health applications, electronic health record (EHR) enhancements, and clinical decision support tools. The following are examples of our work.
Digital Health Delivery and Grant-Funded Work
Our team, in collaboration with the Division of Biostatistics and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is researching how to integrate behavioral economics approaches into EHR systems to prompt providers to follow Choosing Wisely guidelines when treating older adults with diabetes. We are also developing smarter clinical decision support tools using predictive analytics, integrating a digital diabetes prevention program into the EHR system, and designing user-centered clinical decision support tools to reduce inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.
HiBRID Lab is also teaming up with the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah to provide HCI with digital health technology support. Our role involves identifying and streamlining access to genetic counseling services for people from minority racial and ethnic groups and those living in rural areas. This work is funded through a prestigious grant from the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot initiative.
Our team is involved in implementing digital innovations throughout the NYU Langone system.
HiBRID Lab, in collaboration with the Predictive Analytics Unit, is examining a novel method to reduce provider-alert fatigue using machine learning to improve adoption of best-practice alerts for vaccine prescription.
Our team is also engaged in MCIT-focused endeavors related to EHR innovation. We are working to improve the patient and provider experience in managing chronic conditions by integrating remote patient monitoring data and improving data visualization, as well as exploring opportunities to reimagine the digital experience of the future for clinicians.
We provide expertise in user-centered design and design thinking to research teams throughout NYU Langone looking to build useful, useable digital tools. For example, we worked with a research team to build a user-centered decision support tool as part of an intervention aimed at preventing stomach cancer in Chinese American immigrants. As part of a grant-funded project, our team supported the user-centered adaptation of a clinical decision support intervention to help emergency department clinicians build their palliative care skills.
Our team is also a driving force in the Digital DesignLab, a collaborative effort among the HiBRID Lab, MCIT, and the WonderLab. As part of the Digital DesignLab, we collaborate with clinical and implementation researchers and practitioners to build innovative digital tools.
Join Our Team
Each year HiBRID Lab offers internship opportunities to select undergraduate and graduate students interested in expanding their exposure to digital health. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
The HiBRID Lab team brings together the disciplines of behavioral economics, public health, sociology, biology, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, informatics, medicine, predictive analytics, and design and user experience.
Devin Mann, MD, MS
Senior Director of Informatics Innovation, MCIT
Director, HiBRID Lab and Digital DesignLab
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine
Dr. Mann leads a hybrid program of research and operational innovation focused on enhancing healthcare delivery using novel technologies. His research combines the disciplines of informatics, behavioral medicine, human–computer interactions, mHealth, and primary care in service of a learning health system and the delivery of effective healthcare. He is passionate about fostering creativity and using that energy to transform healthcare.
Sara Chokshi, DrPH, MSPH
Assistant Director, HiBRID Lab
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
Leveraging expertise in user-centered design and design thinking, Dr. Chokshi’s research centers on novel approaches to incorporating user (patient and clinician) research into digital development projects in ways that are systematic and supportive of evidence-based care delivery. In addition to her work in digital health, Dr. Chokshi is a member of the Sala Institute National Expert Advisory Panel at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
Steven Robinson, MFA
User Experience Lead
Mr. Robinson is a product designer with more than 15 years of experience focused on emerging technologies. Before joining NYU Langone, he co-founded and led design for two personalization startups. He has delivered user experience design for MTV Networks Interactive, Discovery Networks, and others, and has provided product design consulting for multiple New York City startups, strategizing, prototyping, and building in both Lean and Agile environments. He has a background in visual design and fine art, with an MFA from the Yale School of Art and a BFA from Cornell University with honors. His artwork has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe.
Javier Gonzalez, BS
Mr. Gonzalez earned his BS degree in computer and automatic control systems from the School of Electrical Engineering, Central University of Las Villas in Santa Clara, Cuba. Before joining NYU Langone, Javier worked in the fintech, education, digital media, and health tech industries as a software engineer and architect, where he focused on designing and building highly scalable and resilient systems. He is passionate about technology and a believer in education as a driver of software quality and innovation. He has tutored multiple teams in the functional and reactive programming paradigms.
Ji Chen, MS
Mr. Chen is a second-year PhD student at Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at NYU School of Medicine. He has an MS from NYU’s Department of Biology. He is currently interested in predictive analysis using machine-learning methods and EHR data analysis.
Katharine Lawrence, MD, MPH
Dr. Lawrence is a postdoctoral fellow in healthcare science delivery in NYU School of Medicine’s Population Health Science Scholars Program. An internist by training, Dr. Lawrence completed her residency in internal medicine/primary care at NYU School of Medicine. Prior to joining the HiBRID lab, her research focused on social determinants of health and social justice, as well as on quality improvement in both patient safety and outcomes and provider wellness and resilience. Her current interests are in the realm of digital innovations in healthcare, with the goals of improving patient–physician relationships, provider workflows, and physician resilience in the era of digital medicine.
Sumaiya Tasneem, MPH
Mrs. Tasneem received her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Prior to joining the HiBRID lab, she worked with the Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science healthcare system redesign annual pilot grants, where she applied her background in epidemiology research methods, project management, and implementation for research studies with mobile health applications, electronic wearables, telemedicine initiatives, and multidisciplinary digital health technology projects. Sumaiya has a diverse research background. During her time as an intern at the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health, she worked on intervention programs for diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, and colorectal cancer screenings. She has extensive patient interaction experience from her previous role as a clinic manager at Westchester Medical Healthcare and volunteer experiences at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Tiffany Rose Martinez, BA
Ms. Martinez received her BA in global public health and anthropology with a minor in chemistry from NYU. During her time as an undergraduate, she gained exposure to finding innovative and sustainable ways to address obesity and improve health outcomes and quality of life, working as a research assistant on the Financial Incentives foR Weight Reduction Study for the MOTIVATE Research Lab. Prior to joining the HiBRID Lab, she volunteered as a field representative for Saha Global, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to empowering women in rural communities in Ghana’s Northern Region to solve their village’s need for clean water by establishing low-cost social business opportunities.
Mr. Luce is a post-baccalaureate premed student in NYU’s College of Arts and Science and holds a BA in music composition and piano performance from Binghamton University. Prior to his transition into medicine, Mr. Luce spent several years working at tech companies both large and small. He comes to the HiBRID Lab with a background in operations, strategy, and people management. As a nontraditional premed student, he continually seeks ways to incorporate his professional skill set into his medical education. He has a special interest in technology as an innovative tool in healthcare delivery, as well as its impact on the experiences of patients and clinicians throughout the United States healthcare system.
Ms. Alfaro is a graduate student in NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program with a background in industrial design engineering and UX/UI/information visualization design. Her current interests include exploring the relationship between humans and technology, as well as exploring the capabilities of new media to improve people's lives. Prior to joining the HiBRID Lab, she worked as a user experience and information visualization designer in Costa Rica for three years.
Roshini Hegde, MPH
Ms. Hegde recently completed her MPH in health policy and management at Columbia University and is interested in working to improve healthcare through digital innovation. Some of her past experiences include skin cancer prevention research at University of California, San Francisco; medical education at University of California, Los Angeles; and working at startups both in and out of the health realm.
Catherine Dinh-Le, MPH
Ms. Dinh-Le has a background in health policy and digital health. She received her MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Prior to joining us, she was a Margaret E. Mahoney Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine, where she assessed health literacy and technology use among immigrant communities in Chinatown and Flushing. She also supported the development, implementation, and evaluation of several mobile health apps launched at the City University of New York. She is also an active member of DCH Racing, a competitive dragon boat team based in New York City.
Undergraduate Research Intern
Mr. Paul is an undergraduate student at the NYU College of Arts and Science studying computer science and chemistry. He is an aspiring physician interested in the intersection of healthcare and technological innovation. He also volunteers at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue as a HealthLeads advocate in the pediatrics department.
Undergraduate Research Intern
Mr. Jamison is an undergraduate student at the NYU College of Arts and Science studying philosophy with a concentration in pre-health. He is interested in methods of healthcare delivery and preventive intervention. He also consults for businesses and charities as part of Google’s Community Leaders Program.
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