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Design Day 2022 – Keynote Address

Krista Donaldson

Krista Donaldson, CEO of Equalize Health

As CEO of Equalize Health (formerly D-Rev), Krista Donaldson leads the design and scaling of disruptive medical devices to address global health inequities. To date, nearly 1M people – mostly children and young people – have been treated by one of Equalize Health’s products in 70+ countries. In 2020, the organization kicked off a bold new strategy to significantly increase the pipeline of innovative solutions that close healthcare gaps by 2030. Peter Singer of the Effective Altruism movement calls Equalize Health “one of the world’s best charities” because of its cost effectiveness and exemplary end-to-end processes. EH is based in New Delhi and San Francisco, with additional offices in Nairobi and Bangkok.

Krista has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, TED speaker, and a GLG Social Impact Fellow. She was also named one of Fast Company’s “50 Designers Shaping the Future.” Prior to Equalize Health, she was an Economic Officer at the U.S. Department of State where she managed part of Iraq’s reconstruction portfolio. She also worked at KickStart International (Kenya), and the design firm IDEO (USA). Krista holds a master’s degree in Product Design and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

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