Launched in early 2020 with catalytic capital from The Rockefeller Foundation, Medic Labs is a new R&D unit that will incubate breakthrough ideas in data science and precision public health. The lab builds on Medic Mobile’s deep expertise in practicing human-centered design and implementing digital tools in challenging settings, while also creating space to explore new technologies, cultivate new partnerships, and accelerate radical breakthroughs for our field. You can read about the Lab’s launch, and sign up for the lab’s newsletter here.
Designing and implementing digital tools for research partners has been part of Medic Mobile’s work since 2010. Our internal impact team formed in 2014, and in 2017 we made key research hires and initiated a host of ambitious experiments at innovation networks in Mali and Kenya. Through these efforts, we’ve established a reputation for innovative research that is productively embedded within large scale, sustainable digital health implementations. Our multidisciplinary team is part of a broader network of research collaborators working with the Community Health Toolkit open source project. Our work explores digital health and health equity, human-centered design open source/open science, community health, implementation research, human-centered data science, and precision public health. Medic’s research archive includes more than 70 publications, including 45 peer-reviewed articles and a range of technical reports and white papers. For the latest data and stories from the field, sign up for Medic Mobile’s email newsletter to receive quarterly and annual impact reports.