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Digital DesignLab Team

Our team supports NYU Langone faculty, staff, and researchers who are interested in developing ideas for digital products.

Our Group

Devin Mann, MD

Senior Director of Informatics Innovation, (MCIT)
Director, Digital DesignLab and Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design (HiBRID) Lab
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Devin, principal investigator of HiBRID Lab, is an associate professor in the Department of Population Health’s Division of Healthcare Delivery Science, senior director of informatics innovation in MCIT, and has an appointment in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation.

A general internist, Devin leads an NIH funded hybrid program of research and operational innovation focused on enhancing health care 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. Devin is passionate about fostering creativity and using that energy to transform healthcare. Learn more about Dr. Mann.

Michael Mainiero

Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, MCIT
Co-Director, Digital DesignLab

As the Senior Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation for MCIT, Michael leads digital transformation strategy, innovation, and design for the health system. He has an extensive background in strategic planning, management, software development, and large-scale implementation at an enterprise level. He has also taught design and software development at NYU. Prior to NYU, he ran several startups, both in and out of the digital health realm. As Co-Director of Digital DesignLab, Michael provides his product development and digital strategy knowledge and expertise to the group.

Sara Chokshi, DrPH

Assistant Director, HiBRID Lab
Design Strategist, Digital DesignLab
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Leveraging her expertise in qualitative methods and user-centered design, Sara’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 healthcare delivery.

Steve Robinson, MFA

User Experience Lead, Digital DesignLab

A product designer for over 15 years, Steve brings a user-centered practice to Digital DesignLab. Prior to joining NYU Langone Health, Steve co-founded and led design for two personalization startups. He has worked extensively with media clients such as MTV Networks Interactive and Discovery Networks, and consulted on product design for multiple New York startups. His design work ranges from user experience strategy and prototyping to building design systems in both Lean and Agile environments.

Steve has a background in visual design and fine art, with an MFA from the Yale School of Art and BFA from Cornell University. Raised in Montana, he can still speak slowly after four cups of coffee.

Javier Gonzalez

Technical Lead, Digital DesignLab

Javier Gonzalez is the Technical Lead for Digital DesignLab. Javier earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Automatic Control Systems from the School of Electrical Engineering, Central University of Las Villas in Santa Clara, Cuba.
Prior to joining NYU Langone Health, Javier has worked in the Fintech, Education, Digital Media, and Health Tech industries as a software engineer and architect, where he has 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.

Katherine E. Driscoll, MPH

Project Coordinator, WonderLab

Before joining the WonderLab as a project coordinator, Katherine worked in surgical pathology at Maine Medical Center and genomic sequencing at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She then went on to earn her Masters in Public Health at Columbia University and is interested in leveraging technology to bring precision medicine to scale. At NYU, Katherine runs agile development, design workshops, and manages research pathways.

Roshini Hegde, MPH

Project Coordinator, HiBRID Lab

Roshini is a project coordinator for HiBRID Lab. She recently completed her MPH at Columbia University in Health Policy and Management and is interested in working to improve healthcare through digital innovation. Some of her past experiences include skin cancer prevention research at UCSF, medical education at UCLA, and working at startups both in and out of the health realm.

Current Interns

Verónica Alfaro (NYU, Interactive Telecommunications Program)
Gabriel Luce (NYU)

Past Interns

Hunter Jamison (NYU)
Soaptarshi Paul (NYU)
Annie Short (Loyola)
Shivam Sinha (Parsons School of Design)

We are always accepting applications for internships. Email for more information about working together.

Our Partners

Digital DesignLab is one of many innovation hubs at NYU Langone Health, and we actively collaborate with partners within and around NYU Langone and the healthcare community.

Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design Lab

Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics and Design Lab, an informatics research group in the Department of Population Health, also known as HiBRID Lab, under the leadership of Dr. Devin Mann, is an integral component of the Digital DesignLab.


The WonderLab at NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a digital health initiative that brings together mental health expertise, digital technology, and data science to benefit children with mental health concerns—and all who care for them. Under the leadership of Dr. Helen Egger, WonderLab is an integral component of the Digital DesignLab.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

DesignLab works to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and events with faculty and research groups at NYU Tandon School of Engineering such as Visualization and Data Analytics Center and Center for Urban Science and Progress.