The Sienko Research Group uses design ethnography techniques to co-creatively design and assess cost-effective technology solutions to healthcare challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Additionally, we conduct research on design methodologies and engineering education.  For more information, visit the Sienko Research Group website.

If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student research assistant, visit the Sienko Research Group webpage for more information.

Occasionally, the Sienko Research Group is able to support undergraduate students through the SURE, SROP, Marian Sarah Park Scholars Program, and other organizations.  We will post these opportunities as they become available and encourage interested students to check back often.

Publications
Part II: US—sub-saharan Africa educational partnerships for medical device design
Novice designers’ use of prototypes in engineering design
A cervical cancer screening trainer for use in low-resource settings
Use of skill acquisition theory to understand novice to expert development in design ethnography
Requirements development: approaches and behaviors of novice designers
Design Ethnography in Capstone Design: Investigating Student Use and Perceptions
Adult male circumcision device for use in traditional ceremonies
An assisted obstetric delivery device for resource limited settings
Designing a portable gynecological examination table: improving access to antenatal care in rural Ghana
Traditional male circumcision in Uganda: a qualitative focus group discussion analysis
Medical device compendium for the developing world: a new approach in project and service-based learning for engineering graduate students
Discrepancies between clinicians and rural healthcare workers regarding referral procedures based on blood pressure measurements
Development of culturally appropriate pictorial cards to facilitate maternal health histories in rural Ghana
Obstetrics-based clinical immersion of a multinational team of biomedical engineering students in Ghana
Blood salvage device for use during ruptured ectopic pregnancy in low-resource countries
Ghanaian undergraduate biomedical engineering students’ perceptions of their discipline and career opportunities