Eric S Richardson
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Eric Richardson is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University and the Director of Duke Design Health. His research and teaching interests focus on medical device design and innovation in global markets. Richardson recently transitioned from Rice University, where he was the Founding Director of the Global Medical Innovation Program, which develops and implements medical technology in emerging markets. He was also the Associate Director of the Texas Medical Center Biodesign Fellowship, a program that offers venture formation curriculum to create digital health and medical device startups. Prior to Rice, he was a Principal R&D Engineer at Medtronic in California, where he developed transcatheter heart valves that currently serve over 500,000 patients worldwide. Richardson has several publications, patents and book chapters related to cardiac medical devices, and is involved with several startups.

Current Research Interests

Medical Device Design, Design Ethnography, Design Pedagogy, Global Health Technologies, Entrepreneurship.

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