Jules Sherman

Director, Biodesign Program

Children's National

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Jules Sherman

Jules Sherman is the Director of the Biodesign Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC. Jules works with clinicians and engineers to design medical products, and helps guide studies for entrepreneurs that are awarded grants from the NCC-PDI. Jules also lectures at  University of Maryland’s Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering, Georgetown Health Informatics and Data Science Department and Johns Hopkin’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation.

In the past, Jules co-developed and co-taught various healthcare design classes at Stanford’s d.school with clinicians from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. These 1 or 2-quarter classes focused on designing products or services that improve healthcare disparities, and pediatric and maternal care. In parallel she worked as a product designer for Stanford Medicine at the Safety Learning Lab for Neonatal and Maternal Care.

The results of Jules’s work include 12 published articles, 5 issued patents, 4 pending patents, and a product acquisition by Lansinoh.

Before spending the last dozen years focused on healthcare design, Jules developed consumer products for some of the world’s most well-known brands including Costco, Walmart, Target, Restoration Hardware, and Limited Brands. She holds a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Design from Stanford University.

Jules is the mother of a teenager, Kyle, and a released CCI dog, Ingrid.

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