Debbie is spearheading collaboration between MIT D-Lab and MGH Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care; to develop a cost-effective, ultraportable, modular platform called SurgiBox, intended to bring state-of-the-art sterility to surgical procedures everywhere. She completed an MD degree at Harvard Medical School with the support an AAUW fellowship recognizing her efforts in medicine and biomedical technology.
She says that D-Lab inspired her to create the first joint MD/MEng degree at Harvard, completing the MEng component in biomedical engineering at Boston University in 2015. Prior to D-Lab, Debbie worked on low-cost diagnostic platforms and also on cost-effective ways to screen for individuals at exceptional risk of heart failure as well as sudden cardiac death. She is passionate about harnessing technology to solve patient care problems, and make the world a healthier place.