Grace Galvin, MPH, is the Assistant Director of Project Management on the Innovation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Grace facilitates the use of human-centered design methods to accelerate the ideas of our teams and faculty into solutions. Grace manages our Spark Grant Program, Ariadne Labs’ mechanism to fund early stage ideas, and supports teams across the organization in the design phase of the Ariadne Arc model.
Previously, Grace managed the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs, a portfolio of projects aimed at improving safety, dignity, and experience in childbirth. Grace was responsible for projects investigating the design and management of labor and delivery units, patient engagement in quality analytics data, and the design and test of an intervention to support appropriate use of cesarean sections. Grace’s first assignment at Ariadne Labs was with the BetterBirth Program. In the past, Grace worked at the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center.
Grace earned her MPH in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Grace graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs and with a concentration in international economics and development.
Embargoed for release: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 5:00 PM ET Key takeaway: A study of 53 hospitals found that certain management practices in labor and delivery units were associated with higher rates of cesarean deliveries and complications, independent of women’s health Boston, MA ─ The way certain hospital labor and delivery units are managed may put healthy women… Continue reading Hospital management practices may put women at risk for C-sections, complications during childbirth