Joey is currently a 2nd year Medical Student at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and pursued a Master’s in biomedical engineering also at the University of Michigan. From 2011 to 2015, he worked as a Research Associate in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan. He has also continued his work with the University of Michigan’s nursing school on global health research projects.
His recent recent research publications include:
- Single dose of bisphosphonate preserves gains in bone mass following cessation of sclerostin antibody in Brtl/+ osteogenesis imperfecta model.
- Bone with uncleavable type I collagen C-propeptide has abnormal development of multiple bone cell populations and increased bone mineral density with age
- A case series study on the effect of Ebola on facility-based deliveries in rural Liberia
“The GHDI was an integral part of my education and formation as an engineering student at U of M. In addition to helping cultivate the technical skills learned in class, it provided the opportunity to engage the Ghanaian people and to work together to come up with a design and product that would help women in their communities. The GHDI program opened many doors for me to continue to do research in Ghana and Liberia since graduation. Working with vulnerable populations through the GHDI has provided me with unique perspectives and intangibles in the way that I approach patients in the clinical setting.” -Joey Perosky
Understanding the subtle cultural difficulties in the setting of intended use is close to impossible without the full immersion into that setting. Without knowing the true difficulties and how they are managed, other teams who we have had contact with have difficulty meeting the demands of their end users. Other student design teams struggle to fully understand the user requirements and find it hard to achieve them with a completed prototype based off literature before initiating contact with the end user.
What to Know About The Global Health Design Initiative
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