What makes you passionate about CAMA?
“I love that CAMA puts people first - whether that’s the patient, provider, or caregiver. Every design and product is backed by deep thinking that starts with empathy for the human being on the other end.”
Uzma Amin, Design Research Intern
Uzma is an MPH candidate in Healthcare Management at the Yale School of Public Health. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and has straddled both the public health and design worlds since graduating – from working with underserved, homeless, and injecting drug user communities in the San Francisco Bay Area to developing brand strategies for a startup accelerator at UC Berkeley.
Prior to starting at Yale, she worked as a Healthcare Strategist for a behavior change agency in Los Angeles, using design thinking processes to understand challenges faced by healthcare companies and develop design and communication strategies. Uzma is passionate about using human-centered design to improve the patient experience and spent a summer leading design research and organizing design sprints with teams at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to create a better care experience for sleep apnea patients at a safety net hospital.
Uzma is currently working as a Healthcare Design Researcher at CAMA to explore how the built care environment affects patient health outcomes and health system operational efficiency. She believes in the power of design to reimagine how care is delivered and experienced and is passionate about using design as a tool for inclusivity, compassion, and equity.