Maggie Breslin is the director of The Patient Revolution, an action and advocacy movement for careful and kind patient care. She and her team work towards a vision of a healthcare future defined by unhurried conversations, seeing people in all their complexity, and care plans that make intellectual, emotional, and practical sense. She has spent 15+ years as a designer and researcher in the healthcare space, including seven years at the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation.
Her focus has been on the development and implementation of communication tools and programs that aim to foster conversations in exam rooms, hospital rooms, homes and public spaces about our lives and our health. She teaches in the Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City. She has published in journals ranging from design issues to archives of internal medicine. Maggie holds a Masters of Design (MDes) from Carnegie Mellon University.