In this episode of the Anthro to UX podcast, Qingyan Ma speaks with Matt Artz about her UX journey, medical anthropology, and how design research contributes to product development in healthcare. Qingyan earned a PhD in Medical Anthropology from Temple University and works as a Design Research Lead for the Digital Informatics and Technology Solutions (DigITs) team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

About Qingyan Ma

Qingyan Ma is a medical anthropologist and Design Research Lead for the Digital Informatics and Technology Solutions (DigITs) team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

She received a PhD in medical anthropology from Temple University. Her dissertation research is on the transformation of rural public health in Southwest China’s Yunnan Province with a focus on reproductive risk among ethnic minority women.

She also received an MA in medical anthropology from Sun Yat-sen University, for which she conducted field research in Guangdong Provincial Hospital of TCM to explore the sociocultural construction of TCM in 2005.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Qingyan’s research contributes to the development of digital products for clinicians. Previous to her design research lead role, she was a user experience specialist and user experience researcher at Memorial Sloan.

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