Career Pathways: Industry Talks with Devorah Klein

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

DrKleinDr. Devorah Klein designs innovative products and services in Healthcare by learning about the needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other stakeholders in the system. Her focus is on understanding the social, behavioral, emotional, and cognitive factors that shape how people start and stick with new behaviors, particularly around medication taking. For the past 9 years, I've been leading work on Design for Adherence, particularly for pharmaceuticals. By thinking about Adherence as a design problem, she helps diagnose the specific adherence challenges, identifies the critical opportunities, and uses design tools to craft targeted solutions. These tools are proving useful in the world of healthcare and beyond. She has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Klein will talk about her career path and discuss her day-to-day activities working at the interface of industry and academia.