JOE CESA Human Centered Design Leader Halyard Health (formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care)
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s industrial design program, Joe Cesa has designed over 55 products that have been commercialized with 13 patents. In his 20 year career, Cesa has designed in the toy industry, the auto industry, consumer products and medical devices. As the manager of design for Kimberly-Clark Health Care, Cesa established a new industrial design capability, helped to develop new medical device innovations, and created a sensory brand language to create a cohesive product branding and user experience for the company. Cesa’s role is currently leading a team to establish a human factors methodology for the company to ensure product designs lead to safe user experience outcomes.
JORDAN BONOMO, MD Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Director, Division of Critical Care, Department of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery / Neurocritical Care Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Assistant Medical Director, LifeCenter Organ Donor Network University of Cincinnati
Dr. Jordan Bonomo is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and neurosurgery/neurocritical care. He is the Director of Critical Care within the Department of Emergency Medicine and a member of the Department of Anesthesia’s Critical Care Consult Service. He currently coordinates international medicine efforts and leads UC TEAM HAITI in missions to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Recently, he was appointed an assistant medical director of the Lifecenter Organ Donor Network, and provides medical direction for organ donor management. His research focuses on the resuscitation of patients with severe neurologic injury and non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring. In addition, Dr. Bonomo is a physician innovator with several active design programs and serves as a clinical advisor to the UC Medical Device Engine.
ROSALEE MEYER, Ph.D. Principal Investigator- Human Centric Design Group Battelle
Dr. Rosalee Meyer is a Principal investigator with Battelle’s Human Centric Design group and co-chair of Battelle’s human subjects Institutional Review Board (IRB). Dr. Meyer provides human factors engineering support to medical device and combination product development teams ranging from small startups to the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Meyer has more than 15 years of experience in measuring human behavior in basic science and applied settings. Dr. Meyer holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the Ohio State University.
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Rob Van Varick has been working for the Michael Graves Design Group (MGDG) for the past 11 years. As a partner of the firm, he works with a broad range of clients and leads design teams on a wide spectrum of projects including retail, hospitality, contract furniture and healthcare. The Michael Graves Companies employ a unique, integrated multidisciplinary approach to design to enhance the human experience at every scale—from the built environment to the objects in a room. Their mission is to provide clients around the globe with innovative design solutions that are functional, sustainable, sensitive and beautiful. MGDG strives to make the ordinary extraordinary— functionally and aesthetically. The firm is built on the idea that good design is humanistic, familiar, accessible and intuitive.