Design Specialist, Innovation Platform

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our goal is to save lives and reduce suffering by developing and implementing  solutions for better care at critical moments in people’s lives everywhere. Better care means better health outcomes, lower… Continue reading Design Specialist, Innovation Platform


Experts in design thinking and systems engineering, the Innovation team ensures our work is more likely to succeed and be adaptable in a variety of settings.

Announcing Spark Grant Opportunities for 2022-2023

Ariadne Labs is pleased to announce the kick-off of the application process for the Ariadne Labs Spark Grant Program for 2022 – 2023. Ariadne Labs is committed to the pursuit of simple, innovative healthcare solutions that save lives and reduce suffering, and our Spark Grant program is an important generator of new ideas and projects… Continue reading Announcing Spark Grant Opportunities for 2022-2023

Feb 18 2022
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Announcing the Recipients of Spark Grant Innovation Awards

Health care delivery innovation grants support early-stage work to close gaps in obstetrics, palliative care, surgical care, and more.

Feb 4 2022
Meghan Long

Meghan Long is the Interim Assistant Director of the Innovation Platform. In this role she leads the platform to deliver excellence in human centered design and innovation to programs and projects across the lab. Meghan has been an integral part of the Ariadne team for several years, first as a Project Manager for the Office… Continue reading Meghan Long

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Ariadne Labs Announces 2020-2021 Spark Grant Recipients

Recipients working on improving prenatal-primary care transition, expanding home-based palliative care, and addressing postpartum care following cesarean delivery BOSTON, MA — January 26, 2021 – Ariadne Labs today announced three recipients of the Ariadne Labs Spark Grant innovation award. Now in its eighth year, the Spark Grant program was founded to “spark” new and early-stage… Continue reading Ariadne Labs Announces 2020-2021 Spark Grant Recipients

Jan 26 2021
Reimagining Nursing Home Care Options Document

The more than 2.1 million people living in nursing homes and residential care communities in the United States have emerged as a group hit particularly hard by the pandemic. There have been approximately 101,000 COVID-19 deaths in these long-term care facilities, accounting for about 39% of virus-related deaths nationwide.

Since the onset of COVID-19, Ariadne Labs began exploring ways to address this crisis in nursing homes. Our initial research quickly uncovered deeper structural problems in long term care facilities, exacerbated by the effects of the pandemic. Urgent change is required to transform nursing homes into sites of clinical excellence, where we can offer the best of healthcare in a home-like setting. Ariadne Labs has committed to support a year of design work to develop a new model of care in nursing homes, including a suite of tools that supports structural changes in care delivery with expected positive outcomes for both staff and residents. Our model is built on a framework of integrating the best of healthcare with the best of home in these long term care facilities.

What COVID-19 Has Sparked: Ariadne Labs Research Community Shares Innovations from Across the Health Care Spectrum

 As COVID-19 began to strain the world’s health care systems, members of Ariadne Labs’s global community quickly pivoted to launch initiatives and produce research aimed at mitigating the pandemic. Ten of those projects were highlighted in the labs’ first virtual Community Meeting, “Health Innovation in the Time of COVID-19,” held on June 11. More… Continue reading What COVID-19 Has Sparked: Ariadne Labs Research Community Shares Innovations from Across the Health Care Spectrum

Jun 17 2020